Pitfalls to Avoid in Weekly Work Planning

The weekly work plan meeting is your weekly check-up to make sure that all subcontractors are on track to complete their scheduled work. Only work without any known constraints is included on the weekly work plan. The production meeting is the opportunity to hear from the subcontractors and obtain their commitments for next week’s work. A successful meeting will result in a smooth and steady...
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Successful Pull Planning

Good pull planning is fundamental to making the Last Planner® System work. Pull planning relies on the expertise of the people directly responsible for doing the work. It allows the last planners to create a collaborative plan with the best available alternatives. There are two parts to achieving success with pull planning. First is structuring the planning session to make sure you are getting...
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Tips for Developing a Strong Milestone Schedule

If you are using the Last Planner® System you already know that the first step of implementation is to create a high- level master schedule identifying your project milestones. A successful Lean build begins with a strong master schedule and smart use of milestones. It sounds relatively simple, but what should your team be thinking about during the master scheduling session? What makes a good...
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