Is Your Project Perfect? Using Four-Phase Project Delivery Analysis to Find How Far You Are From the Ideal State

Digby Christian1, Jason Bredbury2, Samir Emdanat3, Frank Haase4 & Zigmund Rubel5

1Senior Program Manager, Sutter Health – Facility and Property Services, Sacramento, California USA, chrisdig@sutterhealth.org
2Program Manager, Lean Construction, SunPower Corp., Richmond, California USA, jason.bredbury@sunpower.com
3Director of Management Services, Ghafari Associates, Dearborn, Michigan USA, semdanat@ghafari.com
4Director of Virtual Design & Construction, Suffolk Construction, San Francisco, California USA., fhaase@suffolk.com
5Co-Founder, Aditazz Inc, Brisbane, California USA, zigmund.rubel@aditazz.com

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Theory, project delivery, kaizen, continuous improvement, lean construction

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Reference

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

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