COURSE 1B – Leadership: How to Prepare and Run a Pull Plan Session

Last Planner System® - Pull Planning


For anyone who wants to run their own LPS® team and sessions. Best for superintendents, foremen, project managers, project engineers, project executives.

COURSE 1B – Leadership: How to Prepare and Run a Pull Plan Session

Last Planner System® - Pull Planning

Whether you’re an experienced user or new to the system, learn to use or perfect this revolutionary planning and scheduling method which raises schedule predictability of design and construction teams from the industry average of 54% to over 80%-90%. Used by most of the most effective and successful construction companies in the ENR 100, an increasing number of designer and design-builders, and hundreds of small to medium companies throughout the country and the world. For General and Trade Contractors, Designers and Owners.

Last Planner System® - Pull Planning
Whether you’re an experienced user or new to the system, learn to use or perfect this revolutionary planning and scheduling method which raises schedule predictability of design and construction teams from the industry average of 54% to over 80%-90%. Used by most of the most effective and successful construction companies in the ENR 100, an increasing number of designer and design-builders, and hundreds of small to medium companies throughout the country and the world. For General and Trade Contractors, Designers and Owners.


What you'll learn

What you'll learn

What things you need to think through to prepare for a pull plan session.


How to lead each element of a pull planning session with detailed tips to keep in mind.


How to pull plan at the Milestone (looking ~12 months out) and Phase Pull (looking ~2-4 months out) levels of detail, along with similarities and differences.


Who needs to attend and how to determine what work to plan.


Key Logistics Elements including: room selection, supplies, and preparation materials, along with common pitfalls.


How to start the “pull plan” session.


How to fill out the Activity Tags and the key elements of a successful plan.


How to create your Production Plan from your pull plans.


How often to update your Production Plan (Weekly Work Schedules).


How all the levels of the Last Planner System® work together.


What things you need to think through to prepare for a pull plan session.

How to lead each element of a pull planning session with detailed tips to keep in mind.

How to pull plan at the Milestone (looking ~12 months out) and Phase Pull (looking ~2-4 months out) levels of detail, along with similarities and differences.

Who needs to attend and how to determine what work to plan.

Key Logistics Elements including: room selection, supplies, and preparation materials, along with common pitfalls.

How to start the “pull plan” session.

How to fill out the Activity Tags and the key elements of a successful plan.

How to create your Production Plan from your pull plans.

How often to update your Production Plan (Weekly Work Schedules).

How all the levels of the Last Planner System® work together.

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This course includes

1.3 hours on-demand video
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile
Certificate of Completion

Description

Description

This Course focuses on the first two Last Planner® key principles:

1. Those who do the work, plan the work. The Last Planners®: trade foremen, designers, suppliers etc. Often these Last Planners® bring with a combined experience of 200-300 or more years.

2. Detailed planning and reliable commitments are made as the tasks get close (within 2 weeks).

As a construction or design leader you will learn step-by-step how to lead all-team collaborative pull planning sessions at the 30,000’ Milestone Plan Level (The Big Picture) and at the 10,000’ Phase Pull Plan Level (detailed activities and trade handoffs). Preparation checklists help you plan the ideal session. Printable Reference Guides keep you on track during pull planning sessions. Then you learn how to turn those phase pull plans into a detailed Production Plan using Weekly Work Planning.

These methods work well whether you’re using in-person analog “stickies” on a white wall or electronic cloud-based systems like Bosch RefinemySite, TouchPlan or vPlanner.

This Course focuses on the first two Last Planner® key principles:
1. Those who do the work, plan the work. The Last Planners®: trade foremen, designers, suppliers etc. Often these Last Planners® bring with a combined experience of 200-300 or more years.
2. Detailed planning and reliable commitments are made as the tasks get close (within 2 weeks).
As a construction or design leader you will learn step-by-step how to lead all-team collaborative pull planning sessions at the 30,000’ Milestone Plan Level (The Big Picture) and at the 10,000’ Phase Pull Plan Level (detailed activities and trade handoffs). Preparation checklists help you plan the ideal session. Printable Reference Guides keep you on track during pull planning sessions. Then you learn how to turn those phase pull plans into a detailed Production Plan using Weekly Work Planning.
These methods work well whether you’re using in-person analog “stickies” on a white wall or electronic cloud-based systems like Bosch RefinemySite, TouchPlan or vPlanner.
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Contents and Overview

Contents and Overview

In 11 short videos (most are 3-9 minutes) and Action Plans your industry-experienced instructors show you how to take advantage of the proven benefits of Last Planner® including shorter schedules, increased productivity, greater process transparency and improved site organization, better collaboration, communication and understanding, more stable workflow and matching of crew resources, speedier RFI replies and submittal approvals. The Last Planner System® is the gateway to Lean behaviors and addresses key components not working in Critical Path Method scheduling.


Preparation checklists help you plan the ideal session. Printable Reference Guides keep you on track during pull planning sessions.


Where do we use these powerful tools? Anywhere we need to plan aspects of work in design and construction including buildings, civil engineering, infrastructure, ship building, oil/gas and mining projects, and plant start-ups/shut- downs. No project is too large or too small.


In 11 short videos (most are 3-9 minutes) and Action Plans your industry-experienced instructors show you how to take advantage of the proven benefits of Last Planner® including shorter schedules, increased productivity, greater process transparency and improved site organization, better collaboration, communication and understanding, more stable workflow and matching of crew resources, speedier RFI replies and submittal approvals. The Last Planner System® is the gateway to Lean behaviors and addresses key components not working in Critical Path Method scheduling.

Preparation checklists help you plan the ideal session. Printable Reference Guides keep you on track during pull planning sessions.

Where do we use these powerful tools? Anywhere we need to plan aspects of work in design and construction including buildings, civil engineering, infrastructure, ship building, oil/gas and mining projects, and plant start-ups/shut- downs. No project is too large or too small.

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OTHER COURSES IN THE LPS® SERIES:

COURSE 1A – Foundations: Levels of The Last Planner System®

For people who are joining an LPS® team and need to get up to speed and be able to talk the talk and do the walk. Appropriate for the pre-construction and design phases, as well as construction, and a needed foundation for superintendents, foremen, project managers, project engineers, project executives.

COURSE 1C – Boots on the Ground: Implementing the Schedule and Measuring Reliable Progress

For everyone at the work face implementing the Plan and executing the schedule, who wants to keep the project team 80%-90% reliable.

COURSE 1D – Last Planner System® in Design

For architects, design engineers and design-builders, learn how Last Planner® enables design freedom by assuring designers get what they need on time to do their best work.


OTHER COURSES IN THE LPS® SERIES:


COURSE 1A – Foundations: Levels of The Last Planner System®
For people who are joining an LPS® team and need to get up to speed and be able to talk the talk and do the walk. Appropriate for the pre-construction and design phases, as well as construction, and a needed foundation for superintendents, foremen, project managers, project engineers, project executives.


COURSE 1C – Boots on the Ground: Implementing the Schedule and Measuring Reliable Progress
For everyone at the work face implementing the Plan and executing the schedule, who wants to keep the project team 80%-90% reliable.


COURSE 1D – Last Planner System® in Design
For architects, design engineers and design-builders, learn how Last Planner® enables design freedom by assuring designers get what they need on time to do their best work.


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