Teaching University Students the Last Planner System Through Learning-by-Doing

Frode Drevland1

1Associate Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, +47 920 64 262, [email protected],


Using games and simulation have long been a staple in teaching lean construction. While such games work well for teaching narrow concepts and ideas, they struggle when it comes to teaching all of the complex interactions found in the Last Planner System (LPS). This paper describes the development and implementation of a new approach to teaching university students LPS.Rather than using games or simulations, the students were tasked with using LPS to plan and manage their work on the course assignments. The developed approach led to a superior understanding of LPS than what was previously seen in the course where it was implemented.


Lean construction, last planner system, teaching



Drevland, F. 2022. Teaching University Students the Last Planner System Through Learning-by-Doing, Proc. 30th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) , 902-912.

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