Pull Planning and Schedule Collaboration in a Virtual World (Northern California CoP)

July 15, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm (under construction)
July 15, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Pacific Time Zone
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Northern California CoP

Lean construction and the collaborative planning of work shows results in improving outcomes in the design and construction of projects.

With the onset of Covid 19 and mandates for remote working, tried and true methods for “Pull Planning” an integral part of the Last Planner System, have been upended. With teams now working remotely, traditional methods of meeting in a big room and closely collaborating around a section of wall with sticky notes is no longer an option.

While we are working remotely, methods of collaboration and shared planning are more important than ever. Our expert panel will share how they are moving collaborative planning to a virtual environment, keeping their projects moving and driving for success.


  • Paolo Napolitano, The Allele Network - Paulo has been applying Lean Principles in projects and organizations in North America, Europe, and South America since 1999. Paulo combines research in innovative areas with practical experience to improve project performance and organization results. His main focus is on people and how they structure their decision making. He helps them build their leadership based on collective trust and not on hierarchy.
  • Ron Migliori, Buehler Engineering - Ron is a member of LCI NorCal and Core Group Member Emeritus and was past president and current Board member for DBIA Western Pacific Region. Over the last 10 years Ron has been on approximately two dozen IPD projects and numerous design-build projects. His passion and focus over these years have been on Lean project delivery. Ron has conducted workshops, training, and facilitated on many Lean concepts and tools. He has presented at LCI Congress, DBIA National, and the Lean Design Forum.
  • Paul Fernandez, Layton Construction - Paul graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Construction Management, Paul has been successfully managing construction projects for 26 years. He has completed a variety of Healthcare, Education, Hospitality and other various project types though out Colorado and California. His lean journey has started recently on Sutter projects with the Last Planner system.
  • Samara Lull, UC Davis - Samara is an Architect/Senior Project Manager with over 20 years of experience. By working on a diverse range of project types throughout her career, Samara has gained expanded knowledge of LEAN processes and construction delivery methods. Subsequent to making the recent transition to public service at UCDH, she now has the privilege of leading several large projects, including the $90M ACC Expansion/Eye Center, which is heavily invested in process improvement and all things LEAN.
  • Glen "Sully" Sullivan, AIA, HGA Architects - Project Architect with HGA with 30 year experience. For the last 5 years his focus has been on working on Integrated/Lean healthcare projects. Glen is currently working on a design build with a lean project delivery method with McCarthy on the $90M ACC Expansion/Eye Center. This project has been delivered in multiple increments and is currently under construction with several increments approved while others are currently in plan check.
  • Bobby DeWeese, McCarthy Building Companies - Design Manager for McCarthy Building Companies, working from the firm’s Sacramento office. Bobby’s most recent project is the $90M ACC Expansion/Eye Center, where he has had the unique opportunity to utilize his diverse skillset to manage both design and construction. Bobby is currently serving as an active member of the Sacramento DBIA Emerging Leaders Planning Committee and embraces any opportunity to advance his knowledge of Design Build and LEAN concepts.
  • Shannon Bolick, HMC Architects - Shannon has been a student of Lean for the past 6 years. Having recently being forced into a WFH environment her and her team have been looking for creative ways to continue the collaborative environment remotely. She will talk about her recent experience on a small project.