What is Work in progress?

Work in progress (WiP) measures the number of tasks at a given time that have been started but not yet completed. It provides visibility into tasks that are actively being worked on.

Monitoring WiP helps optimize process flow and avoid bottlenecks. Too much work in the process tends to cause delays. Spikes in WiP signal furure blockers.

Who benefits from tracking Work in progress?

  • Teams - Identify bottlenecks, balance workloads, limit multi-tasking.

  • Managers - Ensure capacity meets demand, adjust resources.

  • Organizations - Gain insights into throughput and process speed.

  • Customers - Smaller WiP reflects faster request handling.