Updated Last Planner® System Standard Work is your road map to implementation

Updated Last Planner® System Standard Work is your road map to implementation

LPS Connecting Conversations

The Last Planner® System Standard Work documents have been updated to better guide superintendents, foremen and project teams to effective Last Planner® System (LPS) implementation.

Each of the 12 documents in the LPS Standard Work are written as a road map for practitioner implementation and cover topics such as Percent Plan Complete (PPC), Daily Huddles, Constraint Logs and each of the five connecting conversations of LPS shown in the diagram to the right.

Superintendents and foremen seeking to create reliable work flow, reduce waste and plan more effectively will be able to clearly see:

  • What actions should be taken with each phase of LPS.
  • What the critical aspects of making that action happen are.
  • Why that action is important.

Lean practitioners find the set of LPS Standard Work documents makes it easier to undertake this robust project planning system and to step into the role of a neutral leader who empowers other project team members to take ownership of their work.

The single greatest value add for McCarthy Building Companies was that the LCI Last Planner System™ Standard Work was created from the combined decades of LPS™ experiences from individuals and teams. After we aligned the standard work with McCarthy scheduling procedures and expanded it to both design and construction phases, the detailed steps and best practices came to life for our team members whom ranged from having no pull plan experience to being experienced practitioners. Seeing is believing – the time and money spent reading and field testing resulted in a hundred fold improvement in productivity, creativity and reliable flow.”

Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Director, Lean, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

To view the improved Last Planner® System Standard Work documents in the LCI Corporate Member Center, LCI corporate members can log in with their username (company email) and password. Then, click “Learn more” under the Last Planner® System section.

If your organization could benefit from LCI’s step-by-step standard guide to Last Planner® System and is not yet a LCI corporate member, you can check out LCI’s membership benefits and contact Ilene Goldberg, igoldberg@leanconstruction.org, for more information.

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