Did You Really Get a Commitment?

Part of our coaching with project teams, organizations and individual leaders is teaching the practice of making and receiving reliable commitments. This single concept underlies most successful Last Planner® System Implementations, IPD projects, and organizational transformations. Without reliable commitments, these efforts often struggle and fade over time. When just one individual learns to make (and […]

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Exponential Leadership – a Key to Successful Projects

Successful execution of any project relies on the work of leaders at every level. This is true whether you are the foreman who coordinates the work of your crew, the superintendent who ensures that all trades work together, the project manager who deals with the slew of companies that must behave as one, the designer […]

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Stop Pull Planning and Start Using the Last Planner® System

Stop Pull Planning and Start Using the Last Planner® System We’re often asked to help projects and companies that are struggling to get tangible results from the Last Planner System (LPS). In these situations, we always start with a visit to the site to see what’s actually happening. Once there, we ask the project leaders […]

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Batches and Takt and Flow…Oh My!

In recent weeks, I’ve had several conversations with clients about using smaller batches and takt planning as part of their pull planning sessions on projects. I’m convinced that this thinking should be part of every project running on Last Planner System. Here’s why. First, we know that smaller batches move faster. This is a direct […]

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Better Building Distributed at the LCI Congress in Orlando

It’s been a few weeks since Better Building was distributed at the LCI Congress in Orlando. Thanks to everyone who reached out with their positive feedback. I’m so excited that owners, designers, and contractors are finding value in the ideas and stories in the book. Several organizations are planning to use the it for a […]

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