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Target Value Design and the Marshmallow Team Building Game

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  Downtown Boise Skyline with Construction Cranes at Dusk Much of the focus last month was on the preparation and delivery of Target Value Design (TVD) workshops. One of our clients Andersen Construction has a office in Boise, Idaho. It is a very picturesque city and was a real pleasure to...

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Last PlannerĀ® in Renovations and Design: Going from Good to Great

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Change is good. Indeed, every dark cloud has a silver lining. I am 8000 miles from home, but some things never change. The prospect or arrival of rain makes headline news in San Diego. The dark clouds of the thick marine layer or “May Gray” arrived in San Diego last month and we had...

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My Second Month in America: Last PlannerĀ® System Observations and Takeaways

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Time flies when you are having fun. The past 2 months were quick and every day brings a new experience. I sailed San Diego Bay courtesy of Dave’s colleague Dave MacVean - the Navy dolphins and sea lions were busily being trained. We attended my first baseball game which saw the San Diego...

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A Month In America: My Takeaways...

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Wow! I am four weeks into my time in America. A lot has been done yet there is so much more to do. This month I have experienced more firsts than I can remember in my lifetime. I have caught lobster and sailed in San Diego Bay. I have sampled and enjoyed many craft beers (Alaskan Amber and...

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