https://doi.org/10.24928/2017/0107

The Effect of Pre-Engineering on Design Management Methods

Helena Lidelöw1 & Gustav Jansson2

1Associate Professor, Division of Industrialized and Sustainable Construction, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Natural Resource Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden, helena.lidelow@ltu.se
2Assistant Lecturer, Division of Industrialized and Sustainable Construction, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Natural Resource Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden, gustav.jansson@ltu.se

Abstract

Several methods exist for design management such as Agile project management, the Last Planner System ®, and configuration in diverse variants. Construction can be realized using different degrees of pre-engineering i.e. different production strategies, which can affect the design management method. The research aim is to describe different design management methods and discuss their capacity to function in existing production strategies in construction. Data was collected as secondary data from earlier publications on Agile project management, the Last Planner ® system, configuration, and visual planning. Agile project management has a strong focus on customer value and lends itself well to situations with little pre-engineering. The Last Planner System ® in design has a strong focus on the co-creation of flow and coordination of actions. In industrialised housing a dialect of Last Planner System ® named KI-VP is implemented drawing upon predefinition of design tasks through standardized work. Configuration is the ultimate predefined design stage, where everything can be automated based on product variants.

Keywords

Agile, Last Planner System ®, Production strategies, Visual planning

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Lidelöw, H. & Jansson, G. 2017, 'The Effect of Pre-Engineering on Design Management Methods' In:, 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Heraklion, Greece, 9-12 Jul 2017. pp 523-530

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