Keyan Zandy is a longtime Lean practitioner, enthusiast, and advocate. As Skiles Group’s COO, he has a dual focus on client service and on nurturing a progressive company culture. He is ultimately responsible for the oversight of the firm’s daily operations and ensuring that their Lean processes are continuously improved and consistently practiced. He is the co-author of The Lean Builder: A Builder’s Guide to Applying Lean Tools in the Field, which simplifies and clearly articulates the benefits of seven primary Lean concepts, and delivers them in a highly-relatable, immediately-applicable, and field-friendly manner. Keyan also serves as CEO for Smart Safety, an award-winning crisis management communication and emergency response tool.

A Field Walk With Steve Turner

A Field Walk With Steve Turner of FPI Builders

This month we’re kicking off a regular blog feature called, “A Field Walk With…” This Q&A style series will feature Lean practitioners sharing insights on their journey as well as advice on securing buy-in, tips for implementation, and more. As our community is built for shared learning, we trust you’ll find value from reading about their experience and examples.

Root Cause Analysis in Lean Construction

Root Cause Analysis – 3 Must-Dos after Scoring Percent Plan Complete

Root cause analysis is another key element on your journey in Lean construction using The Last Planner® System. In this blog Lean expert Keyan Zandy explains some of the root causes for missed commitments in construction projects and also provides three tips to help you gain the maximum value from Root Cause Analysis on your jobsite.

Last Planner System Implementation in Construction

Last Planner System Implementation in Construction

Last Planner System implementation in construction can be incredibly challenging. That is why Lean expert and author Keyan Zandy recommends that construction teams start small with Lean implementation instead of trying to take on too much too soon. In this piece, Keyan explains how the Daily Huddle is a great first step in the Last Planner System implementation in construction.