As a concept, the pull planning (aka ‘sticky note’) system for project management is well established. It can be an efficient scheduling method for many projects. However, sticky notes are not suited for larger, more complicated projects.
Using cloud-based software to facilitate your pull planning allows you to keep track of all the moving parts — no matter how many there are. The process becomes significantly less cumbersome, easier to track, and far easier to manage (and you don’t need to take up an entire wall with sticky notes). You’ll also save time and ensure nothing gets lost in the shuffle by using a program to automatically port your plan into a master, digital schedule.
Unfortunately, most of the software options for pull planning construction projects are cumbersome, overly complicated, or not cost-effective. That’s why VeilSun created QLean: to provide pull planning software that’s actionable, realistic, and project-based — at a fraction of the cost of other programs.
Whether you’re new to pull planning or already using it for your construction project management, using QLean will radically improve your processes.
Unlike other software options for pull planning, QLean stays with your project for the full lifecycle — from planning to final product. Pull planning with QLean allows you to create a perfectly optimized schedule and then build project management features to fit your project’s needs. Contractors can easily log in to view their schedule, or you can create workflows that send emails to notify the appropriate teams of schedule changes. Detailed notes in your “stickies” will port into the schedule, and anyone on the project will be able to see at a glance where work is being done and what dependencies have been completed.
QLean is an exceptionally versatile system, designed with customization and flexibility in mind. It’s user-friendly and free of the hard and fast rules that make implementation a nightmare. Instead of complicating your planning process, it will make it seamless.
Best of all, QLean is priced on a subscription basis, not by project, so regardless of your project’s size or scale, QLean will comfortably fit your budget.
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