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What can the Construction Industry Learn from the US Military to More Effectively Deliver Results?

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Posted by David Umstot on

I recently read Team of Teams / New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World written by General Stanley McChrystal with Tantum Collins, David Silverman and Chris Fussell.  I was struck by the similarities of the challenges the US Military faced in Iraq and with those we face in the...

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Tags: collaboration, lean construction, lean management, team of teams, big room

Target Value Design and the Marshmallow Team Building Game

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Posted by Paul Ebbs on

  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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Tags: lean construction, target costing, target value design, lean simulation

McGraw-Hill Issues Lean Constrution SmartMarket Report

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Posted by David Umstot on

McGraw-Hill issued this SmartMarket Report on Lean Construction this past month.  You can download a copy free via the link on our "Featured Report" tab on our home page.  The report contains some great survey data from three groups 1) lean practitioners 2) those that are...

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Tags: mcgraw-hill, lean construction, smartmarket report

Fall is Time to Return to Teaching, Sharing and Learning

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Posted by David Umstot on

September is now a memory, but was packed with a lot of good events including the PCAPPA 2013 conference held here in San Diego on September 14-17th.  More than 300 people were in attendance.  There were some great presentations on growing leadership in a Volatile Uncertain Complex and...

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Tags: david umstot, coaa, construction owners association of america, cmaa, constrution management association of america, pull planning, lean construction, lean project delivery, wccc, western council of construction consumers, jacob williams, brian boudreau, dan fauchier, tom fine, realignment group, je moore consulting, san diego 2013 lean aec industry day