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Yuhang Xu, PE, a Virtual Design and Construction Manager at an ENR 100 firm, became a Registered Scrum Master™ (RSM) in July 2021. He used the Scrum framework to create more flow, solve problems, and apply Lean Construction techniques daily wi…

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So this just happened. My middle schooler decided to be a Scrum Master for a five-person class project. He led the team towards flow, got more than twice the work done in half the time, and used 'boss level' (his words) Scrum Master techniques to re…

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On a construction job site, an assistant superintendent walked about during a typical summer day, directing site crews and keeping every trade and machine busy moving. A production manager passed by, paused took a few pictures, and made notes.&nbs…

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An experienced project manager (PM) busy running from one meeting to another on a large construction project in search of status updates for an owner's meeting came across an assistant project manager (APM) studying the Scrum Guide. The APM moved …

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Digital transformation in the construction industry is inevitable. With most organizations encountering ongoing safety concerns, reducing labor productivity levels, and project inefficiencies, the need to execute the right tools in your construction…

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I have yet to meet a person or team that acted to aid the late delivery of a construction project. In fact, professionals often expend heroic levels of effort and creativity towards improving their schedules. Best efforts using standard management r…

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The construction industry has been revolutionized by adopting Agile and Lean project management ideas and processes like Scrum and Last Planner System®. Some traditional approaches to managing projects are often characterized by bureaucratic red…

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One of the most critical aspects of successful construction teams is communication. When I'm working with teams, communication is one of the first factors I seek to understand before recommending any improvement changes. Communication is crucial to …

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The whole world had to rapidly change as local and federal governments deemed certain parts of the economy essential or non-essential. Some teams adapted to remote work or variations of working remotely faster than others. Whether you work directly …

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In construction, we inherit a lot of expectations. We expect people to do their jobs based on role, title, contracts, previous training, and it's a bonus to get all that with a positive attitude. We expect our customers to pay us a fair price for ou…

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