What is a good plan?

Trond Bølviken, Sigmund Aslesen, Lauri Koskela

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Abstract

The word plan is in English both a verb and a noun, reminding us that to plan is a process resulting in a product, a plan. While the Last Planner System (LPS) is primarily focused on how to plan and control production, other planning concepts are more focused on the plan contents (the plan). A more explicit approach to the characteristics of a good plan could improve LPS as a planning concept. The paper proposes such a list, based on a discussion of the plan contents highlighted by the following planning concepts: Critical Path, the Location-Based Management System, Takt Planning, Critical Chain, Agile, Task Planning and the Last Planner System.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IGLC 23 - 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Global Knowledge - Global Solutions
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Pages93-102
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780987455796
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Perth, Australia
Duration: 28 Jul 201531 Jul 2015
Conference number: 23

Conference

Conference23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC 23
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period28/07/1531/07/15

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    Bølviken, T., Aslesen, S., & Koskela, L. (2015). What is a good plan? In Proceedings of IGLC 23 - 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Global Knowledge - Global Solutions (pp. 93-102). The International Group for Lean Construction.