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LEAN TRANSFORMATION

A Practitioner’s Reflections on Lean Transformation

In 2015, and with 25 years of experience in Construction Management, I had grown increasingly frustrated with the traditional approach to construction management and project delivery, and the associated thinking and mindset that was holding the sector back.

SCRUM LAST PLANNER

Using Agile & Scrum to Assist LPS ‘Make-Ready’ & Constraints Resolution

Planning problems in construction are accepted and primarily relate to management focus being on control; planning not conceived as a system design; crew level planning being neglected; planning system performance not measured.

LEAN CONSTRUCTION IN EUROPE

Featuring Dermot O Halloran

I first came across the term ‘Lean’ when I was part of a team managing a €5 billion project for a leading international semiconductor company in 2013. I received my initial yellow belt training and the concept of ‘the Burning Platform’ was used to describe how the need for immediate change.

LEAN CONSTRUCTION IN EUROPE

Featuring Luca Cotta Ramusino

I am an independent lean coach and facilitator. I help design and construction teams improve the way they work. I “preach and practice” kanban, last planner and other lean methods, and support and mentor construction professionals on their “problem projects”.

LEAN CONSTRUCTION IN EUROPE

Featuring Darren Waldron

I currently work as a construction manager for an interior fit out company here in Zurich Switzerland. I recently joined the company and have already seen some great opportunities where Lean Construction can add value.

LEAN CONSTRUCTION IN EUROPE

Featuring Fergus Nugent

We were first introduced to Lean in 2015 when one of our pharma customers asked us to use Last Planner (LPS) on a project in Cork. We were open to learning and we found the entire project team embraced LPS.

LEAN CONSTRUCTION IN EUROPE

Featuring Randi Christensen

I'm the Sustainability Director for COWI's International Business Line. We are an international engineering consultancy, and our Business Line focus on large and complex infrastructure projects and energy projects like offshore wind farms, Power to X, and Carbon Capture projects.

LEAN CONSTRUCTION IN EUROPE

Featuring Lauri Merikallio

I am now an entrepreneur, coach, consultant, and researcher. I have earlier worked as a project engineer, project manager and in executive tasks for over 25 years. I have been working for both the public and private sector.

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Featuring Dr. Selim-Tugra Demir

I am the head of Lean Solutions at Drees & Sommer SE, a leading project management consulting company in Europe. Our vision and strategy include being Lean and Digital in all our projects.