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Only a change in mindset and behaviors produces a lean project.

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How good is project planning? Measure task reliability to know.

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Learn from the best lean design and construction professionals. The Lean Project Consulting Project Coaches are blogging

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Claude Emonde introduces fundamentals of lean project management

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It’s time manufacturers acquired their facilities on a lean basis. They now can with lean design and construction.

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Herrero Contractors is currently the best of the lean contractors.

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Another great day of work. We got through the Daily Scrum in 13 minutes (without standing). I asked for a weekly retrospective to examine what we are learning and what needs our attention. In short, team members [...]

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A lean construction consultant learns Scrum Development. It’s eye-opening!

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It’s my pleasure to speak again at a meeting of the Puget Sound PMI Chapter. Two years ago I gave a rather long and complicated presentation on obsolete theory, Fayol, Flores, and what can be learned from construction project management. This time I’ll be attempting a much shorter and less complicated talk. [...]

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Construction projects, like most projects, are conducting in a world that is unfolding. Understanding the differences of planning, scheduling, and forecasting can save your team much grief and aggravation.

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Are you ready for project success? Yes, you say. Are you ready to face the pain that goes with it?

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Making work ready is the way to follow the rule “Only do work that is ready to be started and finished.”

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Turner Construction extols the benefits of Lean Construction on their healthcare projects.

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Herrero Contractors is on a full-fledged company-wide lean journey. Mark Herrero, CEO, kicked off the presentation describing what lean is at Herrero. Their approach starts with the Last Planner System® (LPS) and includes Project kaizen and 5S. Mark spoke enthusiastically about lean, particularly his intention to run all projects as networks of [...]

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Lean construction is a world-wide movement. LCI’s Lean Construction Congress 2006 featured reports from South America, and Europe, both in voice-over slide shows and in person.

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Lean construction has been adopted at the leading housing developer in Peru making them the most efficient producer and the envy of the industry

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Sundt’s Apollo Project

by Hal on November 8, 2006

in Last Planner, construction, lean

Learn from Sundt’s first lean construction project

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IGLC-14: Project Theory

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IGLC-14: Production System Design

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IGLC-14: Implementation and Performance Measurement

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IGLC-14: Production Planning and Control

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Adopt a project meeting protocol to improve the overall performance of the planning system. 6th in the series of Project Meeting Protocols.

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Planned shutdown maintenance of large capital facilities appears to be an ideal situation for lean construction approaches. The Boldt Company share their experience — both successes and failures — on their first attempt rebuilding a paper machine. There’s plenty of learning for all of us doing lean projects. Read on…

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The Last Planner System® is routinely delivering projects on time and on budget. Want to know how? That will have to wait for another posting. But for today, I’ll introduce you to Glenn Ballard and Greg Howell, the creators of the Last Planner System. They authored a 13-page paper for IGLC-11 [...]

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Learn the approach to bringing reliability to your projects. It’s based on the conversation for action and it is the key skill for succeeding with the Last Planner System.

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