In a general Agile team context, there is a limit to how much work that a team can complete during a given time interval, based on evaluation of the past history of that team, along with other data, as available. In Scrum, the immediate time horizon, for planning purposes, is an iteration (Sprint). In Kanban, teams can represent capacity with a number that is set on a particular workflow state (a column on a Kanban Board), to indicate the Work In Progress (WIP) limit. When there is a WIP limit, a new work item can only enter that column when there is available team capacity.
Authored by Philip Rogers
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