Last Planner System in Design (New Orleans CoP)

June 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (under construction)
June 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, Central Time Zone
New Orleans
Morial Convention Center New Orleans – Rivergate Room
900 Convention Center Boulevard
LCI New Orleans CoP


LCI New Orleans Community of Practice


Last Planner® System in Design

Please join us for an interactive workshop exploring the practical application of implementing Last Planner® System during the design and development phases of a project. Participants will learn why it is important to collaboratively plan during design phases and how Last Planner® System is an effective tool to support improved delivery for their projects. This use of Last Planner® System is adapted to the specifics of design, which is about advancing the flow of information and merges elements of Lean, Last Planner® System and Agile Management techniques. Last Planner® System has been used by teams during design to stabilize their delivery process by keeping all team members' needs being met reliably. This LCI education course will include a hand on simulation utilizing a fictitious project, so attendees will be able to practice each element of LPS as it is applied to the design phases of a project.
In this workshop, Christian Pikel will present key topics and lessons for applying Last Planner® System based production planning to the design phase of a project. Participants will learn why it is important to break down traditional large design document set deliverables into a map of information hand-offs and to view question resolution as milestones.

Learning Objectives:

  • The principles supporting Last Planner® System in design
  • Last Planner® System beyond just the Pull-planning session
  • Merging practices of rapid iteration and learning from Agile Management and Scrum
  • Milestone structuring and work breakdown to support work cycle planning


Pikel headshotChristian Pikel - The ReAlignment Group - Christian Pikel, managing principal and senior coach with The ReAlignment Group, brings a unique insight and novel approach to lean/IPD coaching for teams and organizations, defined by a diverse career spanning two decades in the design and construction industry as design/build trade manager, preconstruction and project developer and serial builder owner. Christian has experience with over 30 Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) projects in roles of collaborator, leader and coach.

(Read Christian Pikel's full bio - Christian Pikel - Bio -TRG Website)

AIA Logo for invitesThis course is registered with AIA CES for 4 LU credits


  • Member Rate: $80.00
  • Non-Member Rate: $100.00

 Coffee and light pastries will be provided.

Parking is not included with registration. We recommend parking at the Riverwalk parking lot located along Convention Center Blvd between Julia Street and Girod Street (accepts credit cards only approximately $19 for 4-6 hours).