Society calls for more transparency, higher quality and reduced lead time. Politicians ask for less spending. According to the researchers Koskela, Howell (2002), Project Management based on the Critical Path Method is obsolete. The solution is called Lean Construction.
Hegel said that reality is in constant change. Nowadays, we´re living in exponential growth (see Did you know?). Therefore, only flexible systems that can adapt to this changing world will survive.
Lean Management, Six Sigma, Business Process Management, Theory of Constraints, Agile, Coaching, IT, etc… are methodologies applied in any industry: manufacturing, construction, healthcare, logistics (e-commerce), software, communications…People use terms: lean journey, business process management journey and coaching journey. Which should we choose?
Making a robust system fail-safe is not the solution, since people always make mistakes. Steven Spears, MIT professor and expert in lean management, says that we need systems that detect and solve problems quickly. In addition, we should communicate this information throughout the corporation. Toyota and other corporations promote the role of coaches and mentors inside the company to “learn by doing”. Mistakes are opportunities to improve, we should not hide them.
The information included on this website tries to illustrate tools according to this last idea.
How to reduce costs by 10-20%, improving quality and safety by shortening the deadline; that is, benefiting all stakeholders on the building site?
If you want to know more, I encourage you keep on
reading. Lean philosophy can also be applied to our personal challenges. Begin
with the conclusion and enjoy.
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