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“What we’ve shown you with this simple exercise is that when you decrease the number of concurrent or simultaneous ongoing work items, the lead time decreases,” Marcus explained. “Notice that we’re doing the same amount of work, but working in a different way—with smaller batches, with less work in process at the same time.”


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this was not very accurate... the first one was slow because the other people are blocked and only one worked at any point in time. If all of them had gotten 5 coins, whe throughput would increase a lot...