Remembering Greg Howell

It’s impossible to have known Greg Howell and not been influenced in one way or another. Greg’s quiet, self-deprecating style, sense of humor, and fearless self-confidence allowed him to challenge the status quo like few have been able to do – before or since. When he asserted years ago that “Project Management is broken” in […]

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Building a Lean Culture Interactive Course Offering

Lean design and construction practices require that members on a project team work together in an environment of trust, ambition, resolution, and common care. This environment needs to be cultivated through the development of a shared team identity focused on a common meaningful purpose for delivering the project. This course integrates project experiences with research exploring […]

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What is a Project Culture?

Culture is the shared identity among all the members of a group. Just as the word identity can define who an individual is in terms of their values, beliefs, and practices in addition to their physical characteristics, the word can apply to groups. In this context the word ‘group’ refers to those people who work together regularly, […]

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Why LeanProject Offers the Courageous Leadership Experience

by Tom Richert with Joanna McGuffey “Courage is the main quality of leadership.” – Walt Disney This past year LeanProject has been providing people with an experience designed to help them enhance their capability to be present and engage others toward enthusiastic commitment for professional growth and team achievement. The program integrates the latest understanding […]

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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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