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How can Lean Philosophy Improve the Traditional Philosophy of Project Management
Mälardalen University, Department of Computer Science and Electronics.
2008 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The construction industry is suffering with many problems nowadays. Many projects are

getting failed and getting over budget. It has been generally noticed that chaos in

construction industry is only because of the absence of explicit theory of project

management. The paradigm of project management in construction is still following mass

production, which means considering only conversion activities. The present style of

conventional project management is based on two fundamental theories i.e. management-

as-planning (for planning and execution) and thermostat model (for control).

The new philosophy (lean production) considers production both conversion and flow

processes. The focus of lean production is to reduce flow processes, to improve the

conversion processes, and to reduce the wastes during production.

Among all other lean tools, this document is focusing on Last Planner System (LPS) for

the production control system. In the end of the document, two case studies have been

mentioned in which it is clearly demonstrated that, when project managers used the LPS

the value of PPC (percent planned completed) and PF (performance factor) have been

more salubrious as compared to the absence of LPS during the execution of the project.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Västerås: Mälardalens högskola , 2008.
Keyword [en]
Conventional project management, anomalies of project management, lean production,
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-654OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-654DiVA: diva2:121272
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2008-04-10
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