Alan Mossman BArch MBSc

An adviser on lean transformation and Last Planner in design and construction, Alan trained as an architect (Liverpool University School of Architecture) and then in management and organisation development (Manchester Business School).  After working in local government and higher education in a variety of roles, he has been a socio-technical systems consultant since 1988.  He only returned to construction in 2001 building on his knowledge and understanding of collaboration, systems thinking, variation, quality and lean.

Based in UK, he has coached teams implementing Lean and Last Planner for clients in the UK, Sweden, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.  Alan is regular speaker and facilitator at Lean Construction conferences, congresses and seminars in the US and Europe.  His links with colleagues in the Lean Construction Institute in the US, Europe & Asia enables him to keep up to date with the continuing development of lean thinking applied to design & construction.

Alan is an associate  member of the international lean construction team at Loughborough University where he is involved in research on Who makes money out of (process) waste in construction, Managing the culture change required for lean transformation of design and construction organisations and Target Value Design (TVD).  The research is directed by Dr Christine Pasquire and Professor Glenn Ballard.

A co-editor of the Lean Construction Journal, Alan is a member of the Lean Construction Institute in both the US and the UK, the Alliance of Deming Consultants, the International Group for Lean Construction and the European Group for Lean Construction.  He was a founding Director of the Lean Construction Institute UK stepping down in March 2010, and convened the steering group that formed Constructing Excellence Gloucestershire Club and served on the executive until 2009.  He resigned from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in June 2010 over its policy on performance related pay.

From September 2005 until September 2007 Alan served as founding Director of Constructing Excellence South West and from 2000 until 2005 he was a member of Rubicon Associates.

Alan has written a number of papers on topics as ranging from Self Managed Learning, Outdoor Management Development and Construction Logistics as well as lean construction.  

contact Alan Mossman on +44 7968 485 627