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Thursday, May 8 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Predictability As An Enabler of Flow

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A bold claim: “Improving project performance begins with increasing the predictability of workflow.  Efforts to improve project performance by increasing productivity or reducing activity durations often make matters worse.” This session supports this counterintuitive claim with a simulation based on an example and story in Goldratt’s book “The Goal”.

The "Parade of Trades" explores how the compounding effects of dependence and variation reduce system performance. “Parade” is a simple exercise played in “weeks”. 35 Units of work are moved through 7 “Trades” by rolling a die. We will set up, run and then process the simulation by examining results, the consequence of moving bottlenecks, the alternatives available in traditional management, and the power of rapid learning in the Last Planner® System and Kanban.

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Gregory Howell

Lean Construction Institute
Gregory A. Howell, P.E. is both a co-founder and President of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI), a non-profit organization devoted to research in design and management of production systems in project settings. B.S.C.E & M.S.C.E from Stanford University Served as an officer in... Read More →

Thursday May 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
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