August 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wentworth Institute of Technology, Multipurpose Room 11
550 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115


LCI New England Community of Practice


Staying on track with Project Milestones through Weekly Commitment Planning

Last month, we reviewed how effective pull planning facilitation and participation helps establish a feasible Phase Plan that not only makes task hand-offs, work zones, and work paths explicit between milestones but also factors in the project’s technical scope and challenges. Lean implementation on projects encourages project teams to manage all elements of The Last Planner System®, including holding pull planning meetings to shake out a Phase Plan that will help inform Weekly Commitment Planning.

A panel featuring field, project management, and scheduling perspectives will explore how different companies have managed elements of The Last Planner System®, including the interface between Phase Planning, Lookahead Planning, and Weekly Commitment Planning. In particular, we will examine how Weekly Commitment Planning encourages Reliable Promising by project team members to ensure continuous workflow and minimize re-work. Join the discussion with our facilitator and panelists to:

1. Understand the key elements of Weekly Commitment Planning and how it connects to Milestones, Phase Planning, and Lookahead Planning

2. Learn about the importance of Reliable Promising and the leadership required to bring about Reliable Promising

3. Learn about the various approaches to Weekly Commitment Planning

4. Recognize how project challenges and project team capabilities can impact the effectiveness of Weekly Commitment Planning and how Daily Huddles can help with some but not all of these challenges

5:00-5:20 Registration / Check-in / Light Refreshments
5:20-5:30 Opening / Review of The Last Planner System®
5:30-7:00 Various Perspectives on Weekly Commitment Planning
7:00-7:15 Small Group Discussion (Key takeaways; Questions that remain)
7:15-7:25 Large Group Debrief
7:25-7:30 Plus / Delta


George Hunt,

George Hunt is a Scheduling / Lean Construction Manager at BOND. He is responsible for supporting and managing scheduling on Building Division projects. George also helps teams with the facilitation and implementation of Lean on projects as well as areas across the entire company. Ben Hoffman is a healthcare Senior PM at BOND for over 10 years. Ben has executed work for Boston Children’s, Dana Farber, BIDMC, Lahey Health and several other MA healthcare clients.

Pete Doucet and Bob Willard are Lean champions at C.E. Floyd. Pete’s team delivered the company’s first Lean project at athenahealth. With 17 years of PM and field experience, Pete is now a Project Executive who oversees all MA projects and mentors the PM staff. With 29 years of Superintendent experience working on C.E. Floyd’s largest and most complex projects, Bob is now the MA Field Operations Manager who trains and mentors the field staff.

Patrick Flanigan and Nicholas Crowell are members of Consigli’s Lean Team that help with the training, implementation, and sustainment of Lean initiatives. They will discuss how Consigli uses floor plan boards to help with Reliable Promising. Pat is a Superintendent with 9 years of PM and field experience on projects for various clients including Massport and Harvard University. Nick is an Engineer who helps project teams design and implement floor plan boards to improve workflow.


Tom Richert is a principal with Lean Project Consulting, a consulting practice dedicated to improving the experience of project work. He is a lean project and enterprise leadership transformation coach who has developed projects in the educational, commercial, entertainment, and infrastructure sectors. Tom began his work with lean practices in 1999, and has presented and taught workshops at national LCI conferences. He is the author of Lean Conversations, a book to be published summer 2018.

Parking Information – Parking is in the Parker Street Lot

Light Food and non-alcoholic beverages included