I met Jim Benson about a year or so ago. He was in Washington DC and I met him for lunch down in Chinatown. Jim's a pretty smart cookie. I like what he does. I sometimes wish I could do what he does but it requires a little more of a balanced mind than I possess. In the Star Wars universe, Jim would be a Kanban Jedi and I would be a mere Padawan. I used kanban and limited my work-in-progress (WIP) at a previous job but don't have the buyin from my current client to implement the practice here. I still have a Kanban board hanging on my wall but it's there for me to manage my own work.
Today I read an article on the Personal Kanban website titled "Would You, Could You on a Plane?" It was about a quick offline kanban for in-flight work. It was informative, as always. But, the mere title inspired me to write a bit of a ridiculous comment. Perhaps I read too much Dr. Seuss during my off-time.
Say! I like Kanban! I do! I like it, Sam-I-am! And I would limit WIP in a boat. And I would limit WIP with a goat. And I will limit WIP in the rain. And in the dark. And on a train. And in a car. And in a tree. Limiting WIP is so good so good you see!
So I will limit WIP in a box. And I will limit WIP with a fox. And I will limit WIP in a house. And I will limit WIP with a mouse. And I will limit WIP here and there. Say! I will limit WIP ANYWHERE!
I do so like Limiting WIP and Kanban! Thank you! Thank you, Sam-I-am
Strange how a simple title can get me started. Thank you Jim for doing what you do, even if that means reading ridiculousness comments that I write.