December 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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Introduction to the Last Planner®® System
Friday, December 14, 2018
2:00 PM- 3:30 PM EDT

In this webinar we will cover introductory level information to give attendees an understanding of The Last Planner System® for Construction, how each element of LPS® is implemented by a project team and how all elements work together to provide a complete framework for a team based collaborative production management and continuous improvement system.  The webinar is intended for individuals who have some basic understanding of lean construction principles and who would like to learn more specifically about The Last Planner System® and the pull planning process.

The Last Planner System®, one of the hallmark collaborative planning tools supporting lean design/construction projects, has been shown to streamline the collaborative scheduling process, increase plan reliability and productivity throughout multiple disciplines and provide a common platform for continuous improvement of the planning process. Understanding of The Last Planner System® is invaluable to firms and individuals progressing on their lean journey.

Learning Objectives

  • At the end of this presentation, participants will have an overview understanding of each of the 5 levels of Last Planner®® System (LPS®) and how they inter-relate.
  • At the end of this presentation, participants will understand the need for reliability on projects and how LPS® produces it.
  • At the end of this presentation, participants will understand the need to reduce variation in work flow and how LPS® supports this.
  • At the end of this presentation, participants will know the basic mechanics of the 5 levels of LPS.


CP Headshot copy Christian Pikel, Principal
The ReAlignment Group

Christian Pikel, managing principal and senior coach with The ReAlignment Group, brings a unique insight and novel approach to lean/IPD coaching for teams and organizations, defined by a diverse career spanning two decades in the design and construction industry as design/build trade manager, preconstruction and project developer and serial builder owner.  This is coupled with Christian’s ten years of experience as practitioner and student of lean construction and engagement with over 25 IPD projects in roles of collaborator, leader and coach.  Most recently, as Assistant Director in Design & Construction for a major national healthcare network, Christian has been integrating project teams from initial team member selection through all phases of project delivery, while supporting internal development of process improvement practices and improving organizational learning behaviors.  Christian is base in the Washington, DC area and travels nationally and internationally to support project team, companies and organizations on their lean/IPD journeys.

His expertise includes:

  • Facilitation, training and coaching for lean capital project development
  • Lean design and construction implementation
  • Integrated Project Delivery training, strategy, team formation & integration
  • Visual management, cost benchmarking and organizational dashboard implementation
  • LCI Improved Instructor:
    • Introduction to Lean Design & Construction
    • Last Planner System® (Construction and Design)
    • Effective Big Room Management
    • Target Value Delivery
  • CoreClarity™ Certified Facilitator and Strengths Coach
  • Scrum Alliance™ Certified Scrum Master

Individual Registration Rates (for one participant on one screen):

  • LCI Corporate Member – $75.00
  • LCI Individual Member – $100.00
  • Non-Member – $175.00

Group Rates (for viewing by a group on one conference screen):

  • Member: $650.00
  • Non-Member: $850.00

Registration for this webinar will close 24 hours before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering.

Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone misunderstandings, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions!

This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all registrants.

AIA Logo for invitesThis course is registered with AIA CES for 1.5 LU credits