First planner system

Build the path to success with First Planner System.®

Proposal Phase

Build Team

Adapt & Enable Design

Plan With Builders

Prepare & Start Strong

Design & Pre-Construction

We use our time in design & Pre-construction to
setup the right lean project management system.

Lean Project Management

Team

Plan

Supply Chain

Culture

Training

Proposal Phase

Build Team

Adapt & Enable Design

Plan With Builders

Prepare & Start Strong

Design & Pre-Construction

We use our time in design & Pre-construction to
setup the right lean project management system.

Lean Project Management

Team

Plan

Supply Chain

Culture

Training

General overview

The Integrated Production Control System™ has three components: The First Planner System™, the Last Planner® System, and The Takt Production System®. They cover the planning of a project, the project systems for running a lean project, and scheduling/controlling a project. Each system must be understood independently, and as it relates to the other two. Only when you are operating with the Integrated Production Control System™, unifying all phases and teams, are you able to reduce variation to the point of no impact, control the flow, and predict project success.

Integrated production control system™ (IPCS™)

First Planner System™
  • Utilizes Lean Management Principles to facilitate effective project planning.
  • Engages key stakeholders at the start of the planning cycle to ensure comprehensive pre-construction planning.
  • Focuses on optimizing project processes for improved project outcomes.
  • Incorporates visual management tools to enhance communication and transparncy during planning stages.
  • Employs continuous improvement techniques to refine planning processes based on real-time feedback.
Takt Production System®
  • Implements a scheduling methodology based on rhythm, continuity, and consistency.
  • Maps workflow through timed cycle (Takt) to optimize production flow.
  • Enhances efficiency by aligning production activites with a predetermined time beat.
  • Integrates visual controls and standardized work procedures to support continuous flow production.
Last Planner System ®
  • Enhances collaboration between project managers, supervisors and frontline workers to drive collective ownership of project goals.
  • Facilitates reliable commitments planning by aligning task assignments with realistic project timelines.
  • Promotes adaptive planning and problem-solving through regular coordination meetings and feedback loops.
  • Supports project teams in identifying and addressing constraints to ensure project progress and success.

System Components

1

The Team

  • – Comprises a diverse group of collaborative professtionals with specialized skills essential for project success.
  • – Emphasizes cross-functional teamwork and effective communication to drive collective project objectives.
2

The PLAN

  • – Develop a strategic project roadmap detailing specific milestones, objectives, and Takt Plan (Schedule).
3

Resources

  • – Implements resource management strategies to optimize productivity and mitigate potenial constraints & Roadblocks.
4

Training

  • – Promotes a culture of collaboration, accountability, and adaptability among project team.
5

The culture

  • – Promotes a culture of collaboration, accountability, and adaptability among project team.
6

Takt Production system ®

  • – Focuses on rhythm, flow, and synchronization to eliminate waste and enhance operational efficiency.
7

Last Planner System ®

  • – Facilitates real-time collaboration and decision-making among project leaders and frontline teams.
8

Accountability Methods

  • – Establishes clear roles, responsibilities and performance metrics to ensure accountability and project alignment.
9

KPIs (Key performance indicators)

  • – Develops meaasurable metrics and benchmarks to monitor project performance and success criteria.
  • – Enables data-driven decision-making and continuous performance improvement initiatives.

Integrated production control system™ (IPCS™)

First Planner System™
  • Utilizes Lean Management Principles to facilitate effective project planning.
  • Engages key stakeholders at the start of the planning cycle to ensure comprehensive pre-construction planning.
  • Focuses on optimizing project processes for improved project outcomes.
  • Incorporates visual management tools to enhance communication and transparncy during planning stages.
  • Employs continuous improvement techniques to refine planning processes based on real-time feedback.
Takt Production System®
  • Implements a scheduling methodology based on rhythm, continuity, and consistency.
  • Maps workflow through timed cycle (Takt) to optimize production flow.
  • Enhances efficiency by aligning production activites with a predetermined time beat.
  • Integrates visual controls and standardized work procedures to support continuous flow production.
Last Planner System ®
  • Enhances collaboration between project managers, supervisors and frontline workers to drive collective ownership of project goals.
  • Facilitates reliable commitments planning by aligning task assignments with realistic project timelines.
  • Promotes adaptive planning and problem-solving through regular coordination meetings and feedback loops.
  • Supports project teams in identifying and addressing constraints to ensure project progress and success.

System Components

1

The Team

  • – Comprises a diverse group of collaborative professtionals with specialized skills essential for project success.
  • – Emphasizes cross-functional teamwork and effective communication to drive collective project objectives.
2

The PLAN

  • – Develop a strategic project roadmap detailing specific milestones, objectives, and Takt Plan (Schedule).
3

Resources

  • – Implements resource management strategies to optimize productivity and mitigate potenial constraints & Roadblocks.
4

Training

  • – Promotes a culture of collaboration, accountability, and adaptability among project team.
5

The culture

  • – Promotes a culture of collaboration, accountability, and adaptability among project team.
6

Takt Production system ®

  • – Focuses on rhythm, flow, and synchronization to eliminate waste and enhance operational efficiency.
7

Last Planner System ®

  • – Facilitates real-time collaboration and decision-making among project leaders and frontline teams.
8

Accountability Methods

  • – Establishes clear roles, responsibilities and performance metrics to ensure accountability and project alignment.
9

KPIs (Key performance indicators)

  • – Develops meaasurable metrics and benchmarks to monitor project performance and success criteria.
  • – Enables data-driven decision-making and continuous performance improvement initiatives.

Integrated production control system™ (IPCS™)

First Planner System™
  • Utilizes Lean Management Principles to facilitate effective project planning.
  • Engages key stakeholders at the start of the planning cycle to ensure comprehensive pre-construction planning.
  • Focuses on optimizing project processes for improved project outcomes.
  • Incorporates visual management tools to enhance communication and transparncy during planning stages.
  • Employs continuous improvement techniques to refine planning processes based on real-time feedback.
Takt Production System®
  • Implements a scheduling methodology based on rhythm, continuity, and consistency.
  • Maps workflow through timed cycle (Takt) to optimize production flow.
  • Enhances efficiency by aligning production activites with a predetermined time beat.
  • Integrates visual controls and standardized work procedures to support continuous flow production.
Last Planner System ®
  • Enhances collaboration between project managers, supervisors and frontline workers to drive collective ownership of project goals.
  • Facilitates reliable commitments planning by aligning task assignments with realistic project timelines.
  • Promotes adaptive planning and problem-solving through regular coordination meetings and feedback loops.
  • Supports project teams in identifying and addressing constraints to ensure project progress and success.

FIRST PLANNER SYSTEM®

Part One Design & Pre-construction

PROJECT PROPOSAL

As a First Planner™, the proposal process is where your planning begins. You have the opportunity to use your Macro-level Takt Plan, Zone Maps, Logistics Plans, and Models in the presentation as a builder to showcase how you will help the client solve their problems.

BUILD THE TEAM & SET PARAMETERS

Build your team & set parameters involves assembling a skilled and cohesive team while establishing clear guidelines for project execution. This step is crucial for The First Planner System as it ensures that the right people are in place to handle various aspects of planning and execution. Additionally, setting parameters such as timelines, objectives, and resource allocation helps streamline the planning process and ensures alignment with project goals.

ADAPT & ENABLE THE DESIGN TEAM

Means giving your design team the freedom to adjust and be creative when facing challenges. It’s about empowering them to make decisions and find solutions that work for the project. This aspect of The First Planner System encourages flexibility and confidence in the design process, leading to better outcomes.

COMMUNICATE AND DEVELOP THE PLAN WITH BUILDERS

means working closely with the construction team to create a solid plan. It’s all about talking, sharing ideas, and putting together a roadmap that everyone understands. By involving the builders from the start, we ensure that the plan is practical and achievable. It’s like building a house together – everyone needs to be on the same page for it to work smoothly.

PREPARE TO START STRONG

involves getting everything ready to kick off the project successfully. It’s about making sure the team is organized, materials are in place, and everyone knows their roles. By laying the groundwork effectively, we set ourselves up for a smooth and efficient start to the construction process. Just like laying a strong foundation for a building, starting strong ensures a solid beginning for the project.

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Integrated Production Control System™

First Planner System™

External Factors & System Leverage Points

  • 1. Power to see the Paradigm
  • 2. Mindsets & Paradigms
  • 3. Goals of the system
  • 4. Structure of the system
  • 5. Rules of the system

Design & Pre-construction

  • 1. Win the project
  • 2. Build the team & set parameters
  • 3. Adapt & Enable the design team
  • 4. Develop the plan with the builders & communicate
  • 5. Prepare to start strong

Lean Project Management

  • Team: Build the team, win over the Workforce, Onboarding & Orientation, Clean, Safe & Organized Project
  • Culture: Quality & Standards, Lean Culture, Individual & Team Balance
  • Plan: Plan & Schedule, Lean in contracts, Risk & Oppotunity Register
  • Supply Chain: BIM Coordination & Procurement, Pre-fabrication & Logistics Systems
  • Training: Basic training, Role training & Master builder trainin g

Takt Production System®

Takt Plan

  • 1. Takt plan creation
  • 2. Schedule use & Management
  • 3. First & Last Planner® Collaboration

Takt Steering & Control

  • 1. Constraint Management
  • 2. Roadblock Removal
  • 3. Zone Control
  • 4. Delay Management

Accountability

  • 1. Zero Tolerance
  • 2. Daily Correction System
  • Quality at the Source
  • Contractor Grading
  • Team Health Score

Quality & Continuous Improvement

  • 1. Quality
  • 2. Continuous Improvement
  • 3. Customer Needs & Wants

KPIs

  • Conditions of Satisfactions (CoS)
  • 2. Leading Indicators

Last Planner® System

Last Planner® System

  • 1. Meeting & Hundfle System
  • 2. Collaboration
  • 3. Planning Deliverables

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