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Who can change WIP limit in DoW when urgent work emerges?

There is no clear indicator this question belongs to Sprint Backlog only. I believe this is wrong. The urgency of the work, to me, implies that it cannot wait until the next Sprint. The team must ...
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Who can change WIP limit in DoW when urgent work emerges?

Update: This Answer assumes, incorrectly, that by WIP the OP meant Sprint capacity (a limit on how much work can be included in a Sprint), not Kanban WIP limits (a limit on how much work can exist in ...
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How to reconcile WIP limits with tasks done in parallel by one dev?

I would say it really depends on the context - there are no "rules" that Kanban enforces - it is up to the team and the business stakeholders to decide. If it is happening on a regular basis, then, ...
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WIP limit per column VS per person

TL;DR In agile frameworks such as Kanban, you shouldn't have to care about how the work is allocated within a process state such as "development." That's up to the team. Just focus on right-sizing ...
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100% Utilization of Resource and Wait Times

There are a lot of theories that go into The Phoenix Project. Queuing theory is the underpinning of most everything else. It is very old (origins in 1909) and is used to great success in almost every ...
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100% Utilization of Resource and Wait Times

One of the possible answers here is planning and monitoring (actually nothing new to project management) TLDR: plan your journey, check yor location and plan (the more frequent you do so - less ...
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How to handle blocked tickets in Kanban

You could split the ticket in two. Lets say you have to deploy an application and that means you have to request access. Granting you access can take an amount of time unknown to you. You could split ...
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WIP vs. Value-adding cards for Kanban in IT operations / IT support

This is a pretty common situation in most work settings - where teams work on a mix of work large (projects/ epics) and small (tasks/ user stories/ tickets, etc.) Work also occurs in "natural&...
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How to handle blocked tickets in Kanban

If tickets are frequently blocked by external teams, I'd focus on preventing those things from being blocked. Prior to starting work on the items, try to identify things that are needed from external ...
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How do you calculate Kanban WIP for a team who works in multiple, independent projects?

WIP limits are needed to balance 2+ steps of the workflow. So that the constraining step (the bottleneck) doesn't get overloaded. So if you know the team and have a rough idea of who's going to be the ...
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How do you calculate Kanban WIP for a team who works in multiple, independent projects?

It's better to have each project with its own board, otherwise things can become confusing, or you might miss some things as one team thinks another team "has that one". Also, it will be ...
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Integrating Part Time Workers (Students/Interns) into a Kanban System

The existing Answers are good, I just wanted to add something on top of them. As you're doing Scrumban, I am assuming/hoping that you are performing the Scrum event known as the Retrospective (often ...
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Integrating Part Time Workers (Students/Interns) into a Kanban System

I would like to challenge your assumption that this has anything to do with the WIP-Limit. Lets say you have 5 full time developers and 2 part time developers. And for starters, you set the WIP limit ...
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Integrating Part Time Workers (Students/Interns) into a Kanban System

I believe there's a simple solution: All Part timers must pair program with full-time developers...all the time. But that seems heavy handed? I have worked with teams that pair on all work and it has ...
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How to reconcile WIP limits with tasks done in parallel by one dev?

I just wanted to add a little to Mahesh's excellent answer. As well as making value based decisions in this kind of situation it is also worth considering how to avoid the situation in the first ...
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Who can change WIP limit in DoW when urgent work emerges?

My answer would be No one, as 'High Priority' work is not a valid reason for changing the WIP during the Sprint. The WIP limit, as in the number of tickets that can be in a particular status of ...
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Who can change WIP limit in DoW when urgent work emerges?

My other Answer answers a different question that the OP has clarified is not what was intended to be asked. I'm leaving it for posterity. This Answer addresses changing the Kanban WIP limits during a ...
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