Lean Construction Education & Leadership Series : Tactics For Managing Project Work


  • Mar 24, 2021 08:00 AM – 04:00 PM


  • Courtyard by Marriott Ankeny
  • 2405 SE Creekview Dr.
  • Ankeny, IA 50021
Fee Type of Fee
$350 MBI Members
$450 Construction Update Subscribers & Non-Members

Batch and Takt Planning - Executing Project Work of Speed, Efficiency, and Smooth Workflow 

As project teams learn to create reliable workflow using the Last Planner® System, we find that designing the structure of the work itself is the next opportunity for improvement. The concept of working in small batches, and using a consistent takt (the rhythm or drum beat of the project) brings a new level of coordination and teamwork to a project. It can be intimidating to think about dividing a project into small batches and aligning team members to move through them at a consistent (and very fast) pace. This session will introduce the key concepts that are applied to working in smaller batches, and why this makes work go much smoother and faster, and usually with less manpower.

5S – A Place for Everything and Everything In Its Place

5S (Sort, Shine, Set, Standardize, Sustain) is one of the most widely adopted techniques from lean manufacturing. It is considered a foundational lean concept and sets the stage for standardized work and continuous improvement. The objective of 5S is to create a neat and orderly workplace with “a place for everything and everything in its place.” When applied to design and construction operations, 5S not only brings a sense of order and control to the operation, it sets the stage for a shift in culture from firefighting toward continuous improvement. We often use 5S techniques to help companies begin their lean improvement journey and help participants see that simple improvements can have a dramatic impact on operations – and the bottom line.

Fee includes workshop style training, class materials, and lunch. Participants are responsible for travel and overnight accommodations.

Class size is limited to the first 50 registrants!

Master Builders Designation Credits : Leadership - 3 | Project Management - 4