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How to Collaborate using the Pull Planning Process

October 27 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

$250.00 – $400.00



You’re probably familiar with using the Critical Path Method (CPM) for scheduling your construction projects. An alternative and complementary planning method is gaining mainstream popularity in the construction industry; pull planning. Learn how to use the Collaborative Pull Planning Process that has proven to yield better and more reliable schedules. No computers are used in this very “hands-on” workshop. Participants learn by doing.

This valuable planning and managing technique is used around the world- and it is rapidly being adopted in all types of projects from very large to very small. From the overall master planner, to the foreman in the field, these schedules are more than just wall to paper –  the foreman actually helps create and follow the plan.

Participants will learn how to the integrate the Master Schedule, the Phase Pull, the Look Ahead, Constraints, and the Weekly work plan. Participants will also learn to monitor and measure how well the teams follow the plan through PPC tracking- all together on the wall with sticky notes – no computer required.

Breakfast and lunch included for all attendees.

Thomas G. Patton

Tom is founder of the Project Management Service Bureau of Arlington, Virginia. Established in 1988, the firm provides construction planning consulting, training, Lean Construction support to project-oriented organizations nation wide.

Associated projects include DC Metro subway stations, Federal and State highway projects, airport infrastructure, commercial building projects, and several projects at the Pentagon, including the ultra-fast track “Phoenix” project following the 9/11 attacks. Tom has taught program and project management as an Associate Professorial Lecturer in the School of Engineering Management, George Washington University.


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ABC Greater Baltimore Member
Please note that member pricing is for ACTIVE paid Baltimore Chapter participants only. Each chapter of ABC has its own staff, budget & President.
$ 250.00
25 available
Prospect Member
Please note that prospect pricing is available to individuals who wish to attend an event to see if membership is a good fit for their organization. After attending one event, the expectation is to meet with ABC to discuss joining.
$ 400.00
25 available


October 27
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
$250.00 – $400.00


ABC Greater Baltimore Construction Education Academy at The Skillforce Center
2101 E. Biddle Street, Suite 5000
Baltimore, Maryland 21213 United States
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