Lean Construction Audio Book

This is a compilation of a series of podcasts that I have done with Lean Construction folks. It is about 3 hours in length and requires no registration for access. At the time, Gregory A. Howell was the managing director of theLean Construction Institute(LCI), a non-profit organization devoted to production management research in design and Read More …

Keeping Contact Lists and Shared Calendars in Sync

CiraSync is a SaaS-based contact management solution for businesses that run-on Office 365. CiraSync makes everyone reachable by syncing the GAL to Microsoft Office 365 users and their smartphones in about a minute. CiraSync also syncs Public Folder and CRM contacts, as well as shared calendars. Try it out with a Free Personal Edition…. CiraSync Read More …

4 Powerful Words: What Do You Think?

Exactly, respect for people. I read a good story J.W. Marriott Jr. who said the four most powerful words he knows is ‘What do you think?’ So I was asking folks what do you think? Here’s a plan, what do you think, and then getting reliable promises, reliable commitments from folks to do that walk. Read More …

Becoming a Lean Construction Consultant

Dave MacNeel of On Point Lean Consulting: Lean Construction was my guest this week on the podcast. On Point Lean Consulting provides on-site Lean Construction coaching and training for owners, builders, and designers looking to improve the delivery of capital projects. Dave has a few great stories as he went from project management, introducing Lean into a construction company Read More …

My First Lean Project Lost $1,000,000

I take it you were a construction project manager type of person first; I assume? I guess what drove the need to use Lean in construction and your planning discipline because you were pretty early. In 2001, there wasn’t a whole lot of people doing Lean Construction yet. I asked this question of Dave MacNeel Read More …