What Kind of Lean Transformation Do You Want?

There’s more than one? A 2014 paper published in the Journal of Transpersonal Research authored by Steve Taylor introduces the idea of a ‘primary shift’ and a ‘secondary shift’ in a person’s personal growth. A secondary shift results in a transformation of a person’s values and perspective. A primary shift results in the transformation of […]

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Lean Gratitude

For people unfamiliar or vaguely family with the term “lean,” the word is used to express a dynamic approach to work that seeks to continuously create more value with less effort. If you have not explored how this approach can radically improve your work you owe it to yourself and your organization to start that […]

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Is it Time to Drop the Percent Plan Complete Metric?

I know. Blasphemy! The subject arose during a recent coaching session. Like many project teams, this one was diligently tracking their weekly Percent Plan Complete (PPC). And like many project teams, they were not learning from plan variances. Let’s look at a number of challenges with the way teams view and calculate PPC. Teams view […]

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Lean Practices Require Authenticity

There were many lessons at the recent Lean Construction Institute Congress in Orlando. Thank you to all the presenters who discussed what they have been learning, and to the participants in the Creating Transformational Legacy workshop Joanna McGuffey and I facilitated on Tuesday. My wish for you is that you learned more about yourself and […]

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Beyond Last Planner

Many A/E/C industry companies begin their lean journey by implementing the Last Planner® System on projects. That is a good start, as properly implemented the Last Planner can stabilize workflow, both in the design office and in the field. And it is only a start. If all a company is doing is using Last Planner, […]

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