Introduction to the Last Planner System

Duration: 1 Day  – The Last Planner® System

Course Description:

“The Last Planner® System is “a production planning system designed to produce predictable work flow and rapid learning in programming, design, construction and commissioning of projects” Lean Construction US. It is a collaborative based approach, where each contractor is involved in developing the plan and is accountable to the plan.  It involves identifying, in advance, what can prevent work flowing and then mitigating the constraints before they occur, results in improved time on delivery, safety and quality.

Course Objective:

The aim of this program is to provide the Trainee with a foundation in the Last Planner® System. These skills can then be applied to the next Construction Project, thereby achieving client satisfaction and contractor profitability, through improved schedule adherence.

Course Content:

    • Introduction to Lean and Lean Principles
    • TIMWOODS: 8 Sources of Waste
    • Introduction to the Last Planner® System and its Benefits
    • Practical application of Last Planner® System in action
    • Develop a Master Schedule, Phase Schedule, Look Ahead Plan, Weekly Work Plan
    • Measure process performance with Percent Promises Complete (PPC)
    • Overview of a Typical Weekly Schedule managing a Project with Last Planner
    • How to be successful with the Last Planner System
    • Overview of Templates and Software available to support Last Planner System deployment


Course Outcomes:

At the end of the course, you will be able to:
  • Define the benefits of the Last Planner® System
  • Define the 6 phases of the Last Planner® System
  • Understand the alignment between the Last Planner® System and Lean
  • Apply the Last Planner® System to your next Project

Who should attend this course? 

This program is designed as an introduction to the Last Planner System and is suitable to all levels involved in Project Management. This can include Senior and Middle Managers, Project Managers, Contract Managers, Facilities Managers, Site Managers, All Sub-Contractors and Client Organisations.



For training dates and details please see our Course Schedule


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