Last Planner System Workshop

Last Planner System Workshop

  • Start time:

    February 28, 2019 @ 8:00am

  • End time:

    February 28, 2019 @ 4:00pm

  • Registration fee:

    Member: $200

    Non-Member: $400

  • Location:


  • Address:

    36 South 18th Street
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  • Contact:

    Angela Hendrix   215.568.7015    Send an e-mail

  • Description:

    The Last Planner® System is one of the hallmark collaborative planning tools supporting lean design and construction.  It has been shown to facilitate collaborative schedule development for greater team ownership, improve work flow reliability and increase productivity throughout multiple disciplines. Understanding of the Last Planner® System is invaluable to firms and individuals progressing on their lean journey. 

    This workshop will cover introductory level information, hands-on practical training and simulations to give you the knowledge to successfully start implementing the Last Planner® System at any phase of the building project with your project team, within your firm or even just for your scope of work on your projects.  This program is intended for individuals who have some basic understanding of lean design and construction principles and who would like to learn more specifically about the Last Planner® System and the pull planning process.


    Specific Learning Objectives:

    • Gain an understanding of each element of Last Planner® System:  Milestone Planning, Phase Pull Planning, Look Ahead/Make-Ready Planning, Weekly Work Planning and Learning/Improvement Cycles.
    • Practice the application of each element through a simulated project experience.
    • Understand measurable feedback metrics within Last Planner® System and how to leverage these for continuous project improvement.
    • Learn leadership and implementation tips for getting started with Last Planner® System with your project teams.
    • Implementation strategies for key elements of Last Planner® System to improve workflow reliability and productivity even on an individual trade level.


    Presenter Bio:

    Christian Pikel, Managing Principal, Senior Coach, The ReAlignment Group







    Christian Pikel, managing principal and senior coach with The ReAlignment Group, brings a unique insight and novel approach to lean/IPD coaching for teams and organizations, defined by a diverse career spanning two decades in the design and construction industry as design/build trade manager, preconstruction and project developer and serial builder owner.  This is coupled with Christian’s ten years of experience as practitioner and student of lean construction and engagement with over 25 IPD projects in roles of collaborator, leader and coach.

    Most recently, Assistant Director in Design & Construction for a major national healthcare network, Christian has been integrating project teams from initial team member selection through all phases of project delivery, while supporting internal development of process improvement practices and improving organizational learning behaviors.  Christian is base in the Washington, DC area and travels nationally and internationally to support project team, companies and organizations on their lean/IPD journeys.

    His expertise includes:

    • Facilitation, training and coaching for lean capital project development
    • Lean design and construction implementation
    • Integrated Project Delivery training, strategy, team formation & integration
    • Visual management, cost benchmarking and organizational dashboard implementation
    • LCI Improved Instructor:
      • Introduction to Lean Design & Construction
      • Last Planner® System (Construction and Design)
      • Effective Big Room Management
      • Target Value Delivery
    • CoreClarity™ Certified Facilitator and Strengths Coach
    • Scrum Alliance® Certified Scrum Master



    Additional information:

    • This class is capped at 30 participants on a first come, first served basis.
    • 4 LU Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members.
    • 7 hours of CE credits are available for CM-Lean holders through AGC of America.

    Space is limited, so register today!