This paper proposes a systematic approach for improving performance of any project regardless of type, location or jurisdiction. It focuses on assessing variances between the current state of an actualproject’s delivery system and the ideal state using the framework of Four-Phase Project Delivery (4PhPD). This paper focuses on the questions that need to be asked and answered to uncover the key variances. Later, once these variances are assessed, customized strategies to reduce the variance can be formulated and introduced. The success of these strategies can be tested in further variance assessment iterations. Thus, a systematic continuous improvement strategy is created.
Theory, project delivery, kaizen, continuous improvement, lean construction
Christian, D. , Bredbury, J. , Emdanat, S. , Haase, F. & Rubel, Z. 2015, 'Is Your Project Perfect? Using Four-Phase Project Delivery Analysis to Find How Far You Are From the Ideal State' In:, Seppänen, O., González, V.A. & Arroyo, P., 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Perth, Australia, 29-31 Jul 2015. pp 536-545