What is vPlanner?
vPlanner is a comprehensive solution for production planning and it supports the workflows of the Last Planner® System (LPS). vPlanner solves two key issues when implementing LPS that require significant effort on the part of the project team. The first is the alignment between near-term and long-term project plans and the second is the constant management of the near-term plans to identify and remove constraints that may impact workflow reliability. vPlanner eliminates the redundant effort required to align the work that can be done on a project with the work that should be done for each work planning cycle. It enables our users to experience immediate benefits when implementing LPS using vPlanner as compared to other tools.
Intelligent features such as the “Time Gain Plan” and the “Longest Paths Calculations” allow users to produce reliable look-ahead plans and focus on the most critical activities when they make commitments. The integrated visual commitment management system supplements the planning features with tools to perform short-term planning, commitment management, tracking and reporting capabilities.
vPlanner® is a ClickOnce application. It does not require special administrative privileges for installation. Once installed, vPlanner will automatically update when a newer version becomes available.
Operating System: Windows XP or later. Windows 7 or 10 recommended.
Microsoft .Net 4 Client Profile: This is typically installed with Windows on most computers.
Required Ports: vPlanner requires standard port 443 for encrypted communication with the server.
vPlanner is a Vendor Partner of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI)
and a Member Company of the Project Production Systems Laboratory (P2SL), UC Berkeley.