Module 2 | Last Planner System in Design - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

Module 2 | Last Planner System in Design - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

Recorded On: 06/14/2023

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The Last Planner System® (LPS) focuses on generating and maintaining flow in work processes by promoting conversations between team members so they can identify problems before those issues interrupt the flow of work. This session introduces the five levels of the LPS around which all planning occurs: should, can, will, did, and learn. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the five elements of the Last Planner System, including how they work together and apply them to the design phase of a project.
  • Gain knowledge of the benefits of using the Last Planner System in design on a project.
  • Understand the difference in push versus pull methodology to maintain workflow.
  • Understand how innovation increases when lookahead planning allows team members to contribute unique countermeasures in real time.

Amy Clements

Sr Lean Specialist

JE Dunn Construction

Amy Clements has been working in the Portland A/E/C community for 20 years. Currently as a Senior Lean Specialist for JE Dunn Construction, training and coaching project teams on lean practices, behaviors, and the use of Last Planner System. Amy is the Lean Construction Institute Cascadia-Portland CoP Leader. She is happy to share her knowledge of lean practices, enjoys working collaboratively with project teams to define expectations and the value of the project and find efficiencies in the work, while working in a team environment where the skills of individuals are pulled together for the success of a common goal.

Toshihiko Karato, ASLA (Moderator)

Senior Associate


Toshi is devoted to exploring the meaningful places that ground people to their cultural and ecological landscapes shaping their individual identities. From residential gardens to campus master plans, he strives to create places that are beautiful and resilient with a focus on the ephemeral experiences. Drawing on his background in history and engineering, he is passionate about integrating performative projects in broader narratives of place.

He received his Masters of Landscape Architecture and Masters of Architecture from the University of Virginia and his work has been recognized by the ASLA and ICAA. While in New York, he served on the board of NYSCLA and ASLA-NY Chapter advocating for the profession and its public service.

Toshi enjoys exploring the local cultural and natural offerings, as well as traveling near and far—often visiting the landscapes he grew up with in Japan and Germany.


Recorded 06/14/2023  |  90 minutes
Recorded 06/14/2023  |  90 minutes
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  8/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  8/10 points to pass Successful completion of this quiz is required to earn PDH for this webinar.
1.00 PDH credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 PDH credit  |  Certificate available
9 Questions