Construction Scrum Blog

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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One of my mentors asked me what is the most significant factor preventing me from spending more time forgetting the past (unlearning) and innovating today for the future. "Innovation? I hadn't thought about it." That was my instant response. As an…

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"Design is an iterative process." That's the phrase I most often hear when architects and engineers respond to how long some design deliverables will take to complete. When pushed, you may get a response, but it won't be accurate. Contractors have …

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Teams utilizing Scrum most often double their output in the first couple of Sprints because they become more efficient and effective.  Equally impressive is that they sustain their gains and that they continue improving their teamwo…

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Since the popularization of quality circles in the 1960s, companies around the globe continue engaging front line employees to improve their work using variations of PDCA, a scientific method for problem-solving using four steps: Plan…

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Throughout the course of my career, I've often been involved with projects pursuing sustainability goals like LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification across the United States. The latest part of my career has involve…

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