Registration Opens for LeanProject Leadership Experience

We are excited to announce that early bird registration is now open for the 2017 Leadership Experience to be held March 30-31 in Scottsdale, AZ.  The theme for this year’s conference is LeanProject Leadership Experience – Inventing Your Lean Future. Super Early Bird rates end on 1/1/2017. For full description plus registration and hotel information, […]

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3 Simple Rules for Effective Pull Planning

As part of the Last Planner® System, pull planning is a great technique for planning collaboratively.  We’ve used it effectively for everything from master planning and design through commissioning and owner turnover. It’s a great way to get a group to think and act like a team. When done well, it doesn’t just createa great […]

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Are You Measuring Tasks Made Ready (TMR)?

You are measuring Percent Plan Complete (PPC) on your Last Planner® project, satisfied that the team is trending upward and that you are learning from plan failures. Is it possible to have 90%, and even 100%, PPC and still be falling behind? Yes, if the project team is not also focused on making work ready. […]

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Last Planner System Administration Innovation

One project team has developed an innovative approach toward reducing the time required to administer the weekly work planning process; while providing greater visibility to the team on the relationship between the weekly plan and the phase plan developed through a collaborative pull planning process. The team has documented their current phase plans on a […]

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Moving Forward Faster by Bob Emiliani

In Moving Forward Faster: the Mental Evolution from Fake Lean to REAL Lean Bob Emiliani identifies economic, social, and political ideas that must be eliminated; along with a list of management mistakes that are repeated throughout history. The book addresses a concern that while many people embrace the “Continuous Improvement” Lean principle, relatively few understand or […]

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