LDDS: Learning-led Design Delivery System™
LDDS is a comprehensive system for managing the key conversations and commitments necessary to deliver quality designs on time and within budget. We have Building Information Models (BIM) and data management systems, now we have a commitment management system, commitment to the actions that transform ideas and data into constructible design information.
Drawing on the conversations in Last Planner® and adapting them for the specific requirements of the design office, LDDS co-ordinates actions, builds trust and teamwork in the design team and closely links design outputs to all stakeholders' requirements for information for the design & construction process.
LDDS starts with client value, systematically and collaboratively develops commitments by and within the design team. The combination of long and short term work planning ensures that commitments are made in the knowledge of what can be done as well as what should be done.
The process is learning-led because decisions are based on evidence (rather than hunch) and
LDDS supports the design stages of the Lean Project Delivery SystemTM just as Last Planner supports the construction/assembly phases
"a simple, straight forward process"
"challenges the way we think about design, but the results are more than worth the re-think"
"its hard, very hard to make the change after all these years and I wish we'd done it ages ago"
a design team designing the design process, planning from the future
deciding at the last responsible moment
proceeding on the basis of knowledge, rather than hunch
ensuring that design work can be done when planned
agreeing what to do today
checking that it is done
learning from results