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Sept 20th meeting - WIP Guidelines are Critical

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Sept 20th meeting - WIP Guidelines are Critical

Time: September 20, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Cerner (previously Seimens SMS )
Street: see the menu item "Directions to Meetings
City/Town: Malvern
Event Type: meeting, lean, kanban, wip
Organized By: John Voris, Lead Coordinator
Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2016

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Event Description

Long time member and prior presenter Charlie Villare and Joe Berner of Cerner will be talking about

WIP Guidelines – A Critical Tool for Flow

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The 5 principles of Kanban are visualization, improve collaboration, explicit policies, limit work in progress (WIP) and manage flow.  All five principle are critical to success.  Teams seem to do well with the first 3 principles.  Setting and adhering to WIP Limits is a proven technique for ensuring quality and achieving project dates, and yet many teams find this one a challenging.  Managing flow involves good adherence of the other 4 principles.

The costs incurred when these principles are not followed are wide and far reaching.  Teams often focus on improving cycle times as they see this as a means of reducing costs – and it is. However, there are many other practices that can negatively affect the cost of your projects. Things like quality, context switching, building on top of large amounts of untested code, flow inefficiencies and process flaws are a few of these hidden costs.

During the session we’ll review all of these challenges.

We’ll discuss best practices around WIP guidelines.

Suggestions on how to establish WIP Limits, and when/how to change limits will be offered.

- We’ll explore the costs of not following these principles and the effect on individuals, teams and the program.

Finally, we’ll review some key metrics used to track WIP and help teams improve their flow efficiency.

And thank you to our Food Sponsor for this meeting Cerner.

Slides are here . . . I like Slides 34 & 35.

- An Agile Haiku -

New ideas wash over me

like river over rocks.

Tumbling them downstream to see.

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Comment by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on September 21, 2016 at 5:00pm

Slides form the talk now have a link on the page

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