The Last Planner System in view of Promise Theory

Mostafa Khanzadi, Mohammad M. Shahbazi, Farzad Rahimian, Moslem Sheikhkhoshkar

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This paper aims at proposing a new insight into the context of construction
management from the Promise Theory point of view. The theory advocates decentralization and forming a network of localized components, connected to each other in a chain of promises. Such method has been examined in configuration management systems, knowledge management and virtual organizations, with reportedly successful results. There are also footprints of such pattern in agile practices, especially in SCRUM method. However, little, if any, research has applied such a pattern in lean construction methods. Promise Theory point of view helps in a better understanding of how the agents can be separated, while linked in a self-organized manner in the context of lean methods in general and the Last Planner System in particular.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstruction and Management in Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO)
Subtitle of host publication36th CIB W78 2019 Conference ICT in Design
PublisherUniversity of Northumbria, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Number of pages177
ISBN (Electronic)9781861354860
ISBN (Print)9781861354877
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sept 2019
Event36th CIB W78 2019 Conference: ICT in Design, Construction and Management in Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO) - Newcastle, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Sept 201920 Sept 2019


Conference36th CIB W78 2019 Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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