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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Pull Planning and Pull Planning for Flow

A common question during and following pull planning sessions is “why can’t we just plan from the beginning of the work like we usually do?” It’s an important question, and one that may not get answered well. Even when people accept that this process of reverse planning generates a richer discussion regarding the conditions of […]

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Don’t Skip the Check and Act Parts of Your Last Planner® System Implementation

If your team is using the Last Planner® System fully you are familiar with the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle. In addition to the periodic phase planning the team is engaging in make ready and work planning every week. Based on that planning the team launches into the doing of the work creating value for the project and […]

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