Ok, so you have heard that Lean Construction works, you don’t have 10,000 hours to develop mastery but you want to Giv’er a Go. If you want a course that spends less time on WHY we need to change our wasteful ways and gets more into the meat and potatoes of how to deliver a lean project, this Immersion Boot Camp is for you!
Connect with us at Shift2Lean for dates for the next "Taking the Fast Lane to Lean Project Success" bootcamp or arrange for a custom workshop.
The first step will be to quickly establish the business case and review the fundamentals of lean construction and then delve into the most critical aspects of lean construction. Forming “the team” and implementing the main systems, “Target Value Delivery” and the “Last Planner System.” This boot camp also covers advanced strategies for optimizing value in the BIG ROOM and how to get projects completed early with less risk using Lean Commissioning (LeanCx).
Business Case and Lean Project Framework (4.5 Hours): Toyota is more that 2x more profitable than there next closest competitor! In this session we learn why some really smart people have developed similar systems for construction and how lean practices enable projects to be delivered in significantly less time, at less cost.
· The current state of a Broken Building Industry
· The framework for delivering projects.
· Lessons Learned from exceptional projects
Assemble “the team” and Get Going with Lean Practices (4 hours): We have just been handed a challenging project with a tight budget and schedule and the boss is on board for adopting whatever project delivery approach is proposed. What’s next? We need to assemble a team, get everyone on the same page with lean systems and fast track the project.
· There are no Barriers to Qualifications based Procurement
· Assembling “the team” is key to the level of success
· Bad Behavior … Not on my project! … There is no place to hide!
Design to Target Cost (Target Value Delivery - 4 hours): At the project kick-off meeting we develop a plan to fast track the design and project costing process to achieve an early construction start. By pull planning the design work and implementing Target Value Delivery (TVD) we learn how to deliver an optimum design solution to a target cost and schedule.
· Learn how to implement the TVD process
· Understand how Pull Planning is applied to design work
· Design to Target Cost
Execute for Early Completion (Last Planner System – 8 hours): At Boot Camp the team learns to do battle with waste through hands on practice with the Last Planner® System (LP®S). This is a highly collaborative planning process that is based on trust, commitment and respect which enables teams to plan projects to maximize value, profit and performance.
· Set the milestones and plan the project phases
· Pull plan the work, developing the schedule from right to left
· Coordinate and execute the work to achieve reliable and predictable workflow
Collaboration Plus: How to Manage the Big Room (Big Room - 4 hours): Participants learn how the Big Room lays the foundation for collaborative team behaviours and eliminates the silos often found in traditional project delivery. The course covers how the physical set up of the environment contributes to better behaviours and supports teams in performing at a high level.
· Creating an environment for effective Team collaboration
· Holding the team accountable to deliver work as promised
· What’s next? We need much higher levels of performance
Get to “Done is Done” with Lean Commissioning ( LeanCx – 4 hours): Expand the little black boxes on the schedule “Controls” and “Commissioning” to become a network of promises to deliver the Owner’s performance requirements early. It is no longer acceptable to deliver projects 6 months late and for wasting time on systems that do not perform as intended.
· Integrate commissioning into the design process to minimize issues in the field
· Take a proactive approach to planning and executing the Cx work, to get done early
· Deal with constraints and deliver on the commitments for reliable work flow
Take the Fast Lane (Kick Start – 4 Hours): Revisit what you have just learned and apply the methods and tools to a lean project. This simulation involves assemble the team, establish the rules of engagement and pull plan the work for a fast construction start.
· The Kick-off meeting and how to take the fast lane, for an early start
· Cowboy math estimating to establish Go-No-Go on target cost
· Project success Check Lists
Lean Project Tour (GEMBA Walk 3 hours): The project team will take a tour of a local construction project to see how the project is managed, what lean practices are in place and how the project could be improved.
· Review the Project Requirements
· Visit site and observe practices
· Discuss the current state and opportunities for improvement
Summary of the Learning Objectives
This workshop focuses on developing the framework for delivering a lean project and provides hands on training on the systems. Upon successful completion of this workshop participants will have learned how to:
· Establish buy-in for Lean Project Delivery
· Create a clear target for the project
· Assemble a team based upon a competitive qualifications based process
· Implement the Last Planner System
· Pull plan the design for an early construction start
· Design to target cost and schedule
· Be disciplined in managing work flow and eliminating waste
· Set-up and manage collaborative work
· Implement a proactive commissioning program
· Utilize lean methods and tools to make better decisions and solve problems
Upon completion of this workshop participants will have the training required to get certified as a Lean Practitioner by Lean Construction Institute - Canada.
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