Overcoming Design and Planning Challenges Begins with Culture

  Bryan Wahl of Bostwick Design Partnership, Rocco Gallo of Karpinski Engineering, and I will be discussing the importance of culture in a presentation at the Lean Construction Institute Congress on October 17. The presentation will feature how people can apply our observations and experiences toward developing productive work relationships. The primary focus of the […]

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Are You Really on a Lean Journey?

In 1872 Reno-based tailor Jacob Davis developed a method for reinforcing stress-points on pants, such as at pocket corners. He partnered with San Franciscan Levi Strauss to patent an “Improvement in Fastening Pocket-Openings” in 1873. The jeans Levi Strauss & Co. sold following the patent were worn by farmers, cattle ranchers and hands, factory workers, […]

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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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#Lean Leadership: Reluctance, Stumbling and Embracing the B Player

A project team we are working with recently addressed two concerns related the to adoption of new Lean behaviors. Reluctance of some on the team to embrace Lean practices and behaviors. People will stumble, sometimes badly, as they learn Lean practices and behaviors. These are common and valid concerns. Without any coaching this team understood that their role as leaders was […]

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