Hal Macomber

Project Production Management: Flow When You Can — Pull When You Can’t — Stop Pushing (Part 6)

by Hal Macomber | June 18, 2021

(By Hal Macomber with Adam Hoots, Lean Enthusiast Construction ACHE Solutions) In the last four posts, we explored the principles or laws…

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Project Production Management: Bigger Batches Create Longer Projects (Part 5)

by Hal Macomber | June 11, 2021

(By Hal Macomber and Colin Milberg, Principal ASKM Associates) Our common sense tells us the more work we get started then…

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Project Production Management: Bottlenecks Rule — Make it the Policy (Part 3)

by Hal Macomber | May 28, 2021

(By Hal Macomber, EVP Touchplan and Terri Erickson,) All processes and projects have bottlenecks or constraints. A physical bottleneck determines…

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Project Production Management: Beware, Variation Compounds with Dependence! (Part 2)

by Hal Macomber | May 21, 2021

(By Hal Macomber, EVP Touchplan and George Hunt, Lead – Pre-Sales/Sales Engineering Touchplan) Variation is present in things we do…

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Revisiting the Five Big Ideas Transforming the Design and Construction Industry: What Comes After the Five Big Ideas? (Part 10)

by Hal Macomber | April 30, 2021

(Hal Macomber, EVP, Touchplan with George Hunt, Head of Presales / Sales Engineering, Touchplan ) Greg Howell and I proposed…

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Revisiting the Five Big Ideas Transforming the Design and Construction Industry: Adopting the Five Big Ideas on Your CM/GC Projects (Part 9)

by Hal Macomber | April 23, 2021

(Hal Macomber, EVP, Touchplan with Layne Hess, Corporate Director of Planning, Scheduling, and Lean, Jacobsen Construction) We never intended the…

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Revisiting The Five Big Ideas Transforming the Design and Construction Industry: Pursue Project Outcomes at the Intersections of the Five Big Ideas (Part 8)

by Hal Macomber | April 16, 2021

(Hal Macomber, EVP, Touchplan with Calayde Davey, Ph.D., Research Associate, University of Pretoria, South Africa ) So, maybe the five big…

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Revisiting The Five Big Ideas Transforming the Design and Construction Industry: Project Production Thinking Behind the Five Big Ideas (Part 7)

by Hal Macomber | April 2, 2021

(Hal Macomber, EVP, Touchplan with Adam Hoots, Operation Innovation, Langston) The Five Big Ideas Transforming Design and Construction were proposed…

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Revisiting The Five Big Ideas Transforming the Design and Construction Industry: Bring an Outward Mindset to all Interactions (Part 6)

by Hal Macomber | March 26, 2021

(Hal Macomber, EVP, Touchplan with Mark Jussaume, VP, Office Director, SmithGroup) Some of the most important decisions are taken at…

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Revisiting The Five Big Ideas Transforming the Design and Construction Industry: Conduct Construction Projects as a Network of Commitments (Part 5)

by Hal Macomber | March 19, 2021

(Hal Macomber, EVP, Touchplan with Connor Butler, Managing Principal, Relevate) An uninterrupted flow of value-adding work product is within the…

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Revisiting The Five Big Ideas Transforming the Design and Construction Industry: Optimize the Project as a Whole (Part 4)

by Hal Macomber | March 12, 2021

(Hal Macomber, EVP, Touchplan With Jeff Loeb, Project Coach, Lean and Integrated Delivery, Jacobs) People acting from local or workgroup…

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Revisiting The Five Big Ideas Transforming the Design and Construction Industry: Tightly Couple Learning with Action (Part 3)

by Hal Macomber | March 5, 2021

(Hal Macomber, EVP, Touchplan with Terri Erickson, Principal, Kata Consulting The productivity of the design and construction industry has been slowly…

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