Benchmarks

P2SL Benchmarks

The University of California Berkeley’s Project Production Systems Laboratory (P2SL) has been developing benchmarks so we can gauge the “current state” of implementation of lean practices in industry, indicate opportunities for improvement of that current state, and provoke ideas on how to improve the benchmarks themselves.

We periodically publish a description of the current benchmark in each project management process that is a subject of P2SL research. Current process benchmarks are developed with industry practitioners to best incorporate the latest advances in both theory and practice. Consistent with the Lean philosophy of continuous improvement, each publication of a process benchmark includes a description of the research needed to surpass it.

Last Planner® System

Most Current Benchmark 

Ballard, Glenn and Tommelein, Iris (2021). “2020 Current Process Benchmark for the Last Planner® System of Project Planning and Control.” Project Production Systems Laboratory, UC Berkeley, CA.

Previous Benchmark

Ballard, Glenn and Tommelein, Iris (2016). “Current Process Benchmark for the Last Planner® System.” Project Production Systems Laboratory, UC Berkeley, CA. Adobe_PDF_file_icon_24x24

Last Planner®, Last Planner System®, LP®, and LPS® are registered trademarks of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) (www.leanconstruction.org).

Target Value Design

Ballard, Glenn (2011). “Target Value Design: Current Benchmark (1.0).” Lean Construction Journal, pp. 79-84, www.leanconstructionjournal.org Adobe_PDF_file_icon_24x24 https://goo.gl/4dF9kv