Quietly Re-Thinking Out Loud: Exploring New Paradigms for How We Manage What We BuildMy collection of thoughts and ideas on the state of the Building and Remodeling industry and its future with regard to topics like: Technology, Project Management, CRM, Open-Book Management, Business Models, Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM), The Theory of Constraints (TOC), Systems Thinking, JIT, TQM, Lean Construction, CPM and the Lead Carpenter System.
A friend of mine posted this in a building & remodeling professional group we are a part of saying he has it taped inside of one of his tool boxes. It a great list for life. Period. Wendell Castle, the author of the list, was a legendary American furniture...read more
I found this great quote/meme via Luke Miller’s Tile Money Instagram feed… If you believe that people only choose your business because you are the cheapest then we have 2 problems… The first problem is you can’t afford to be in business and the second problem is that...read more
1. Tell your company “Hey we are going to explore Lean Thinking as a way to improve or customer client experiences working with our company and how we get work done around here. And we are all going on this learning experience together.2. To get your company going...read more
Via the FaceBook page for Lean Thinking I saw ran across this great graphic in my feed today...read more
Linking G&A Overhead Costs To The Sum Of Direct Job Costs, Or Gross Sales Volume Which Can Vary So Dramatically, Makes No Mathematical Sense.
From Chapter 38: The Six Most Common Methods for Pricing Jobs in How To Price Landscape & Irrigation Projects by James R. Huston: [— for reference's sake the “OPPH method” or Overhead Profit Per Hour Method is J. R. Huston’s term for what David Gerstel and I call...read more
I heard something in a video I was watching today that I think was one of those very simple very profound little moments I like to call Lean Lessons. Natalia, a volunteer with Food Bank For New York City said: “George is a great leader he knows what he's doing but um...read more
Consultant and educator George Hedley of Hard Hat Presentations cites some numbers that I think are sadly all too true… If you watch 95 out of 100 general contractors, builders or subcontractors, and follow their progress for 10 to 20 years, you'll hear the same story...read more
360Difference Has Always Been A Single Entry Estimating System And In Fact Has Been That Way Since 1995.
So I watched a video today about CoConstruct Estimating and Donnie Wyatt the founder and President of CoConstruct 37 seconds into the video made the claim... ...I'm going to show you something you'd never see somewhere else. Second of all is I am never going to enter...read more
Lately, I’ve been working with a lot of contractors who have their own shop space or have other friends and colleagues who have just gone the root of setting up a shop space or have a storage yard somewhere so I made some modifications to the Capacity...read more
WordPress is on the verge of delivering us a new update to version 5.0 that they are calling Gutenberg (The new Gutenberg editing experience). Actually, I thought we were going to see Gutenberg back in April but they are still conducting bug checking and testing this...read more