Limit the number of work items in any stage of your work process.

Work in progress includes:

  • the number of items in a backlog
  • concurrent projects or tasks for teams or individuals
  • products in a portfolio

When an action would exceed an agreed upon limit of work items in progress, this needs to be brought up with the team before continuing.

▶ Timebox Activities
◀ Pull-System For Work
▲ Organizing Work