Parade of Trades – a Simulation for Lean Flow (Ohio Valley CoP)

October 11, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (under construction)
October 11, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Eastern Time Zone
The Taft Center
2nd Floor US Bank Building, 5th & Walnut
Ohio Valley CoP

Developed by the Lean Construction (LCI) Institute over 20 years ago, the Parade of Trades® is a key foundational experience for anyone interested in implementing Lean within a project setting. The simulation illustrates the impact of local variability on global throughput. Attendees will virtually represent one of seven trade partners involved in a parade of trades within a construction team. Teams will roll dice that represent the capacity they bring to site to complete their work scope within a given week. However, a team member's ability to complete their work will depend on, and thus be limited by, the handoffs of work completed by their preceding trade partner. This fun virtual workshop will include a group debrief of key takeaways for enabling and sustaining good flow within our projects.

  • Julie Glassmeyer is the Owner of Glassmeyer Construction Consulting & Coaching, LLC. For the past 18 years, Glassmeyer has been employing, facilitating, coaching and championing Lean Construction principles and Last Planner® tools. She draws on her 20+ years of experience in commercial construction planning and management to support project teams in their efforts to achieve successful Lean implementation.