“Lean Conversations” Now Available

Lean Conversations reports on a workshop that immersed a group of artists in the fundamentals of Lean for three days, during which they conversed with some of the leading thinkers and practitioners of Lean and toured the Toyota factory in Georgetown, Kentucky. The workshop yielded important insights that address essential questions regarding how leaders can better […]

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Fear of Looking Like A Beginner

One of the biggest obstacles to implementing the Last Planner System® (LPS) isn’t mastering the forms, time constraints, or even knowledge; it can be the fear of looking like a beginner. As a superintendent I initially started my use of the Last Planner System without the benefit of a coach or formal support.  I had […]

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5 Reflections on Coaching

Just back from participating in the 2018 Lean Coaching Summit sponsored by Lean Frontiers and the Lean Enterprise Institute, I offer the following reflections regarding coaching on a lean project. All project team members need to develop the capability to coach others. All too often coaching is limited to basic Last Planner® implementation by internal […]

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26 Perspectives on Creating a Strong Work Ethic

I was asked recently to contribute my thoughts on creating a strong work ethic, from a lean perspective. It’s number 12 in the following link. You will note lean principles at work in many of the other contributions. 26 Tips to Encourage Strong Work Ethic How do you encourage a strong work ethic – this […]

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Three Guidelines for Last Planner Excellence

When many people hear the words “Last Planner” they think pull planning. That’s understandable. The act of collaboratively designing the work can be a lot of fun, especially when a wall full of Post It Notes in multiple colors makes it apparent that a great deal of work has been accomplished and a path toward […]

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