Agile Construction® 301

Job Productivity Assurance and Control (JPAC®) 301: Review and usage of JPAC® output

This course covers how to utilize the JPAC® output, including data analysis, interpretation, and reporting.  The JPAC® output requires understanding of variation and how it should be managed for optimal process control and learning.  The distinction of special cause and common cause variation will be reviewed so that participants will understand how to read the JPAC® output.  Topics that will be covered include:

Participants will be able to build on their understanding of the inputs and outputs of JPAC® by mastering the usage of the data and information that JPAC® provides.  They will be able to read the reports and trends, understand what they are indicating, and understand how to connect those outputs to the reporting needed on the project to manage and reduce variation in project productivity both within projects and between projects.

Short Interval Scheduling (SIS®) 301: Using the results for job level improvement

The SIS® process involves the daily collection of obstacles to completing scheduled activities.  This data can be used daily for quick feedback and reaction to obstacles.  However, it is most effectively used for job-level improvement and reduction of common obstacles.  To utilize the daily feedback to accomplish this, participants will learn how to:

    • Capture, analyze, and improve the jobsite obstacles and situations identified in SIS®
    • Focus on the 3-day look ahead for effectively scheduling work and ancillary requirements based on this short interval schedule
    • Understand how to use the process to manage various crew sizes and crew skill levels, particularly a less-technically skilled workforce
    • Learn how the SIS® process connects to the overall Process of Field Management

Participants will be able to interpret and analyze the SIS® results they collect on a project for project level improvement in the short term and long term, by understanding how to react to what the SIS® output is showing.

Externalizing Work® through Prefabrication 301: Setting up the prefab environment

Establishing a prefabrication facility can be a significant capital investment.  It should be built in support of a process for prefabrication as covered in the Prefab 201 class.  The facility planning and design requires use of techniques from industrial engineering such as ergonomics, work flow, human factors, and production tracking.  The prefab environment is the space where the advantages of externalized work® can be realized in a controlled environment, with minimal risk to the assembly.

Externalizing Work® through Vendor Managed Inventory 301: VMI information interchange and measurements of success

Involving the vendor in the process of material management requires a strong process for information exchange of all parties involved, from the project manager to the truck driver and the foreman to the outside sales person.  There is a vast amount of information required to get material to the installer, regardless of who physically moves the material and how it gets moved.  To have material delivered where it is needed, when it is needed, and how it is needed to truly minimize labor handling of material requires that the information associated with the material is exchanged efficiently.

What will you gain?
The participants will learn how to establish a useful productivity measuring method.  They will experience simple methods and tools for scheduling and tracking that can improve visibility and knowledge of their jobs.  They will learn how to identify the obstacles and labor waste which can impact job productivity, and discuss techniques that can improve it by better than 30%.

Class Requirements:

  •  Agile Construction® for the Electrical Contractor Second Edition Book
  • Proof of Login & Usage of JPAC® & SIS® Software
  • Webinar equipment needed at your company (Web-camera, speakerphone or audio connection to the PC, large screen connected to the PC so participants can see presenter and presentation)
  • Room that fits all participants (up to 10 people) and the Webinar equipment
  • You are encouraged to bring your project information (drawings, contract documents, project schedules, WBS, etc.) with you and you can work through the classes with an existing job to get the full value out of your attendance!
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