Category: Planning/Lean Best Practice

Why It’s Time to Forget The Sticky Notes & Maximize Wall Space

by Andrew Piland | July 23, 2021

If you are using sticky notes on a whiteboard, you are probably dedicated to a better way of planning and…

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Project Production Management: Use Non-Repetitive Work for Your First Takt Plan (Part 8)

by Hal Macomber | July 9, 2021

( By Hal Macomber, Executive VP Touchplan and George Hunt, Lead – Pre-Sales/Sales Engineering Touchplan) Today we’ll show you how to…

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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, Executive VP, Touchplan with Adam Hoots, Lean Enthusiast Construction ACHE Solutions) In the last four posts, we explored…

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

by Hal Macomber | June 11, 2021

(By Hal Macomber, Executive VP Touchplan and Colin Milberg, Principal ASKM Associates) Our common sense tells us the more work we…

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Project Production Management: Delay’s Increase Exponentially as Utilization Increases (Part 4)

by Hal Macomber | June 4, 2021

(By Hal Macomber and George Hunt) Project teams have a tough job pursuing high productivity for workgroups while maintaining and…

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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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Flow Provides Focus for Project Production Management

by Hal Macomber | May 14, 2021

Welcome to Touchplan’s Project Production Management Blog Series (By Hal Macomber & George Hunt) We just wrapped up our blog…

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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: 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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