This first step is really about mapping out the milestones to align everyone in the room around key deliverables, dates, and conditions of satisfaction. This way everyone on the team is on the same page, working towards the same goal.
For this, we tend to use sticky notes. It may sound weird, but the sticky notes serve as a visual representation of the process. It gets people talking through the process, making sure everyone sees it the same way.
Often referred to as Takt & Flow. Put simply, it is the flow of work between floors, rooms, and common areas among each trade.
Based on the order work needs to occur in, we work with other trade partners to map out the process of work. Once that flow is identified, we can work together to determine the sequence of installation and hand-offs between each trade to maximize efficiency and flow throughout the project life cycle.
The 4th P—Perform—centers around Conditions of Satisfaction for the project. In this phase we clearly identify the items required to know when each phase in our plan can be marked as 100% finished. This steps aligns expectations with our clients so there is no question regarding what the client expects and what we deliver.
With P4 Planning we’ve seen improvements of 10% or more on our process efficiency, our time it takes on-site to get work done, and how many people we need to do the work. Better planning means we’re able to deliver:
No Lean journey should be about change for the sake of change—it’s about using data and metrics to make smart changes.
We create standards of work that are continually tracked and measured. Pushing the boundaries forward time and time again.