The Tower Exercise is a hands-on learning activity used in construction and project management training to teach the principles of pull planning, where participants collaboratively build a tower by sequencing tasks in reverse order to emphasize efficient workflow and coordination.
- Discuss Dependencies: This will help participants understand the importance of task sequencing and collaboration.
- Build the Tower: The construction should proceed from the last task (completion) to the first task (foundation).
- Observe and Discuss: While the groups are working, observe their progress and discuss the challenges and benefits of pull planning. Ask questions to facilitate a debrief, such as:
- Did you encounter any bottlenecks or delays in your construction process?
- How did identifying task dependencies help or hinder your progress?
- What did you learn about the importance of communication and collaboration?
This Tower Exercise is an effective way to engage participants in a hands-on learning experience that demonstrates the principles of pull planning in construction projects. It helps participants grasp the importance of proper task sequencing, communication, and collaboration to streamline project workflows.