Lean Scheduling with The Last Planner System

A Detailed Review of Production Planning & Practical Strategies for Overcoming Common Implementation Challenges

The Last Planner® System is a lean production planning system designed to produce predictable workflow and continuous improvement in construction. The system has proven to help teams deliver better projects in less time at a lower cost. This workshop with show you how to improve project schedules and performance using the Last Planner System.

We will discuss why productivity in construction struggles to improve so we understand the problem that Last Planner System is designed to solve and take you through a pull planning exercise to drive home the concepts of the Last Planner® System. This course will also provide you with strategies to deal with difficult behaviors in planning meetings and show you how to create the culture necessary to support Lean and make it successful in your business and on your project site.

CM-Lean holders will earn 7.0 CE Credits | AGC of America recognizes ‘Last Planner® System: Why it Works and How to Ensure Success’ as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 7.0 hours of CE Credit by attending the entire workshop.

Lean in Construction – Last Planner System will help you understand:

  • Lean principles – flow, waste and variation
  • Pull Planning
  • Detailed Last Planner® System review
  • Common implementation challenges
  • Planning session exercise
  • Speed, quality and budget – how to get all three
  • The culture of lean and team behaviors
  • Assertively dealing with difficult personalities

CCA Member $450 (+GST) Non-Member $550 (+GST)

Participant Manual and E-certificate included


Virtual Instructor Led Training

Additional Details

All members of a construction project team, including: Project Coordinators, Project Managers, Site Superintendents, Management, Designers & Architects, Engineers & Consultants, and Owners.

This course is delivered in partnership between your local construction association and other associations throughout Western Canada. You’ll be participating in a cohort with industry peers from across these regions.

James Johnston, Quality Dynamics Inc., Winnipeg

James Johnston, P. Eng. is an Industrial Engineer, a member of the Lean Construction Institute and an Approved Trainer with the Associated General Contractors of America. James is an internationally recognized Lean Construction specialist with over 25 years of experience focusing on business process analysis & improvement, Lean thinking & implementation, strategic planning, and organizational development.
He has worked extensively as a consultant & educator leading organizations through lean transformations, quality system implementations and process optimization projects. He has coached & facilitated the implementation of Lean Construction tools and methodologies on projects of all sizes, trained thousands of construction professionals throughout North America and continues to develop programs that improve project outcomes industry wide.

Cancellation Policy:

Payment is non-refundable for cancellations made within 5 business days of the course, or non-attendance on the day. Complimentary substitution of another member of your company is accepted. If CCA has to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, CCA will refund the registration fee or, if possible, the attendee may choose to move to an identical session in the future. Unless otherwise stated, every person able to see, hear, and observe the virtual course sessions must be a paid participant. Non-compliance of this requirement will result in removal from course. Refunds will not be issued to students who are removed from the course for non-compliance of this requirement.


Did you know!!  Eligible employers can get government funding to help employees access training opportunities. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant will give you up to 2/3 of the registration fee (up to $10,000/employee/fiscal year) for training. Whether taking one course or a combination of courses, the total training must be a minimum of 21 hours and be completed within 52 weeks.