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Add feature: WIP limits #783
Moved to here from wefork#86
Originally asked by @denisz1
Doing Kanban without WIP limits isn't easy. Please add WIP limits, it's really essential.
"WIP limits" are central part of LEAN process - a team doing LEAN (or Kanban etc.) needs them. Otherwise kanban board is just a pretty thing without real management power.
@amadilsons I think it should be similar to how it's used elsewhere.
I think that maybe "WIP Limit (3)" is too "wordy". It should simply have the number next to the name, for example:
Or something like that. The
But there is another questions to consider:
Should user be allowed to add more tasks than allowed for that column? So if the WIP limit is 3, can user add 4 tasks? If yes, then some tools show it in red e.g. "4 of 3". If no, then user cannot add a task until he clears a task. I think we should have this as an option, as different teams work differently.
To keep it simple for now, maybe we can just ignore this issue.
I'm not sure the user should be allowed to add more than the limit. Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of the WIP limit?
@synergico I've seen it both ways. In my current team we use
It depends on the maximum number:
Ideally it should be a config option - but that means more work. It depends on how much work we should put into version 1 of this feature!