Flattening the curve: a metaphor to enable a healthy flow of work
The coronavirus pandemic has taught us that when the number of patients that the health system can attend to is exceeded, the system collapses and provokes unfortunate losses in human lives. This phenomenon is not uncommon for modern job management. We are constantly flooded with a burden of commitments that exceed our capacity and lead to a level of unhealthy stress.
Kanban is a method that puts the emphasis on this problem, and calls it excess of “Work In Progress” (WiP), understanding WiP as all the “half done” work that is, that is to say, work that we are dealing with but that has not yet generated value for our clients or requesters.