The Last Planner® System During Design

The Last Planner System (LPS) has helped the construction community, with its focus on building assembly, make better use of manpower and resources to produce high-quality projects on time and on budget. Once having deployed it successfully, few construction professionals question the value of LPS during the act of building. Conversely, many architects and other […]

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The Daily Huddle

The Daily Huddle is an important part of the Last Planner® System, and plays an important role in supporting workflow reliability. Sometimes people are tempted to forego the Daily Huddle, believing it unnecessary. Common reactions from front line supervisors, whether design project managers or construction superintendents, include: “I already know what is happening.” “We can’t […]

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The Last Planner® System: A Tool or a Conceptualization?

During a lean project delivery workshop I attended a few weeks ago I became aware of a fundamental misunderstanding of the Last Planner System (LPS) by many users of it in our industry. What brought this to my attention was a question or rather an assertion by one of the workshop participants.  The workshop dealt […]

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Percent Plan Complete is Not a Grade

A concern that sometimes arises in the use of the Last Planner® System is the desire by some people to treat Percent Plan Complete (PPC) as a grade. The allure is obvious. PPC is the first measure employed by the Last Planner and far more prevalent that other recommended measures such as Tasks Made Ready […]

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LeanProject Offering a Boston Area Lean Design and Construction Workshop

Making the Last Planner® System Work on your Next Project: What We’ve Learned from Two Decades of Practice – Thursday, October 5, 2017, Waltham, Massachusetts Tom Richert and John Draper will be presenting this full-day workshop, drawing up on their observations using and coaching teams using the Last Planner System these past two decades. This experience […]

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