With too many tasks opened at the same time the only thing you achieve is a huge amount of frustration. Control your WIP or suffer.
Kanban is a scheduling system for lean manufacturing. I’ve used kanban (or some ideas popularized by kanban) in many software development teams and projects.
A penalty for high WIP, or why spreading yourself thin will kill you
Too many tasks opened lead to various problems. Let us have a closer look at them.
What is WIP (Work in Progress)
WiP – Work In Progress. You better make sure you keep it at reasonable level.
Card Colors on Kanban Board
You can color-code some meaning into your kanban cards. Here are 2 examples of how to do it.
Ending Life of Kanban Cards (Vlad The Impaler Fatality)
What to do with Kanban cards that you took from the board? No, don’t throw them away! 🙂
What is “Done”?
Definition of Done helps the team to deliver tasks without omitting any important aspects. Preparing DoD is a good investment.