Mistakeproofing – A Serious Game

Learn how mistakeproofing applies to everything you do.

People make mistakes – to err is human – but we can reduce the likelihood that a mistake will occur or alleviate the impact of a mistake that has occurred. This evening we will play with special poker cards to learn to see practices of mistakeproofing in construction. You will hear about a framework that distinguishes 6 principles of mistakeproofing, and categorize examples according to these principles to learn why some mistakeproofing practices are better than others. Then we can share other examples that come to mind and talk about how to create your own.




  • Iris Tommelein, UC Berkeley, P2SL
    Iris has been teaching lean construction for more than 25 years, using Serious Games such as the Parade of Trades to bring hands-on learning into the classroom. At Cal, she teaches two semester-long graduate courses on Lean Construction. The Mistakeproofing Game she created is an outgrowth of research she has been conducting on safety and quality management in construction. Iris is an active member of the International Group for Lean Construction. She is a founding member of the Lean Construction Institute.


Buffet dinner is included.

3/13/2024 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Pacific Daylight Time
Texas Back Forty BBQ 100 Coggins Drive San Antonio Room - Second Floor Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 UNITED STATES
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