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Blocking a thing like WIP count with JIRA may lead to unintended consequences: like people doing work that is not on your Kanban board...especially expedited work items.
Next consider a pause to discuss with the team why and when the WIP limit applies. When someone wants to pull more work, the team asks them to answer:
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The normal Kanban way to do this is to set a WIP Limit on the column. You can do that by going to Board Settings > Columns and changing the Max value for the column.
That won't prevent cards from entering the column, but the entire column will light up rRed when the limit is broken.
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