LIPS 2019 will be in Ireland in December


LIPS 2019 will be in Ireland in December

Glenn Ballard

Research Director Project Production Systems Laboratory, UC Berkeley

Positions – Current:

  • Research Director, Project Production Systems Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
  • Visiting Professor, Norwegian University of Science & Technology

Positions – Previous:

  • Associate Adjunct Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California Berkeley, 1989-2011
  • Independent Management Consultant, 1986-present
  • Consultant, Interaction Associates, 1985-86
  • Internal Management Consultant, Bechtel Corporation, 1982-85
  • Manager of Productivity Improvement, Brown & Root, 1980-82
  • Project Engineer, Brown and Root, 1978-80
  • Pipefitter, Brown and Root, 1976-78


  • PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK
  • MBA, Production Management, Holy Names University, Oakland, CA
  • MA, Philosophy, University of California, Davis
  • BA, Liberal Arts, St. John’s College at Santa Fe, NM

Career Accomplishments:

  • Developed the Last Planner System of Production Control, 1991
  • Co-founded the International Group for Lean Construction, 1993
  • Co-founded the Lean Construction Institute, 1997
  • Adapted Target Costing for use in the Construction Industry, 2002
  • Co-founded the Project Production Systems Laboratory, 2005
  • Initiated Lean in Public Sector Construction, 2006