Keith Rines

Paper and Presentation: How to save a troubled project: A case study of transitioning to Takt Time at project closeout

Abstract: Takt time is a planning tool, with careful attention to balancing workflow, for setting up a project to complete on time. How do you shift the culture of a project from full-on production to closeout to stop the bleeding of time? This paper will explore the challenges of implementing a paradigm-shifting workforce management plan in the closeout phase when the project was executed with poor original planning and an incomplete critical path method schedule. This paper will address the multiple lessons learned from the practical application of executing a collaborative endeavor involving owner, contractor and subcontractors to switch everyone’s thinking from push to pull planning.

PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management (Ways of Working)

Biography: Mr. Rines has a 24-years of experience in civil engineering and project controls. He is skilled in construction management, project execution, scheduling, constructibility review, cost estimating, claims analysis, and dispute resolution. Mr. Rines is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Construction Manager (CCM), and Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP).