James Johnston, P. Eng., CM-Lean is an Industrial Engineer, Lean Construction coach, an Approved Trainer with the Associated General Contractors of America, and one of the authors of the newest version of the Lean Construction Education Program. He is a construction, operations, and quality specialist with over 30 years of experience focusing on business process analysis & improvement, Lean implementation, strategic planning, and business development. He has worked extensively as a Management Consultant and educator, leading organizations through lean transformations, quality system implementation, and process optimization projects. He has coached & facilitated the implementation of Lean Construction tools and methodologies on projects of all sizes, has trained thousands of construction professionals internationally, and continues to develop programs that improve project outcomes industry-wide.