Lean Kanban NA - Lean Applied
Lessons learned from Lean in other domains. Lean and system thinking is transforming both construction and education. Construction projects range from simple, slow and certain to complex, uncertain and quick. Defining and delivering value begins inside the owner’s organization as they sort through the competing demands of customers and internal stakeholders. Likewise, applying system thinking in education beginning with projects – learner co-designed course work, competency based assessment, community integration, and art and design, transform the experience, the educational process and student outcomes.
Using Kata to Address Wicked Problems in Safety - Will Lichtig
Construction remains a deadly industry -- over 700 workers are injured on a jobsite everyday, and 3 are killed. Despite improved safety technology, outcomes have been stagnant. Now, companies are beginning to apply lean thinking to improve construction safety. Having seen dramatic improvements as a result of instituting a Continuous Safety improvement program, The Boldt Company has begun using the routine of a "Kata" to develop a new discipline to improving construction safety.
Reinterpreting Lean to Reduce Conflicts - Gregory Howell
Task deconfliction has been the primary concern of management since the industrial age. Management practices and tools, including those applied to projects, focused on deconfliction with little concern for synergy. Work flowed through Ford?s production without interference. In projects, the Critical Path Method assures work was done in sequence without interference. In both cases, deconfliction was chosen over synergy.