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The Lean Construction Institute’s goals and strategies are addressed by four committees led and made up of member volunteers, with board members serving as liaisons. The committees below each has a broad range of goals and objectives it is pursuing through 2017.
The LCI Education Committee develops training and education curricula for key disciplines, including such topics as Last Planner®, Introduction to Lean, Target Value Design (TVD) and Big Room. Additionally, it supports the education of trainers to create a network of expertise available to support LCI in education-related programs. The Education Committee oversees LCI’s Improved Instructor Program. Our improved instructors teach LCI-branded courses and are responsible for the continuous improvement of LCI’s core instruction.
The Practice Committee oversees LCI’s Communities of Practice (CoP), which provide a meeting ground where members of the Lean community can gather, learn, connect and explore the ramifications of these ideas both for their own organizations and the larger industry.
The Standards Committee surveys the current state, and develops and maintains standards in the form of glossaries and common language documentation relative to key, Lean-related practices such as Last Planner®, Target Value Design, and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).
LCI’s Learning Cycle follows the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) sequence. It begins with research funneled into the learning cycle, which is incorporated in a plan and in turn influences development of “standards” or Lean building blocks. These are handed off in turn for content/curriculum development, which once approved is made available through our Community of Practice events, seminars, and other national training activities. But the cycle doesn’t end there. Instead, feedback from instructors and those trained is funneled back into the research cycle, and the learning cycle repeats itself in the spirit of continuous improvement.