October 28, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
HCPSS - Application Research Library
10920 Clarkesville Pike (Route 108)
Ellicott City
MD 21042

LCI National Capital Region Community of Practice – Baltimore


A Lean Coffee

Friday, October 28, 2016

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

HCPSS – Application Research Library
10920 Clarksville Pike (Route 108)
Ellicott City, MD  21042
Conference Room B-8

Join us for another successful Lean Coffee to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors!  Take part in an open conversation in a safe, small and low-pressure environment about the topics that are relevant to our Lean community.  We want to hear about the problems you are solving, the issues you want to solve, and lessons you’ve learned on your Lean Journey.  No previous Lean experience is required.

Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS! Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the group.  Once all topics have been pitched, voting begins to establish a priority for discussing the topics.  Topics are then ordered from highest to lowest votes and examined accordingly.  Participants will receive 8 minutes of time to discuss the topic.  After 8 minutes there will be a ‘thumbs up/ thumbs down’ to decide whether or not the discussion should continue.  Thumbs up equals 4 more minutes on the clock.  This happens until it is agreed that the topic has been discussed to satisfaction.  Takeaways are considered and then the topic with the next largest amount of votes is addressed.

Come as you are and be ready to learn.

Attendance is free of charge.


From Baltimore –  From Annapolis –
• Take 695 to Rt. 70W to 29S to 108W.   Take 97N to 32W to 108E.
• Go three miles. •  Go three miles
• Building is on the RIGHT. •  Building is on the LEFT.

From Washington – From the West – 
• Take 95N to 32W to 108E •  Take 70E to 29S to 108W
• Go three miles. •  Go three miles
• Building in on the LEFT. •  Building is on the RIGHT.


  • Guests must enter through the front doors of the ARL Building and sign in at the security guard’s desk.  A visitor badge must be worn at all times while in the building.  


  • Option 1:  Parking is available in the front of the ARL Building.  Avoid parking in a marked designated parking space.
  • Option2:  Parking is available at the Board of Education building located to the right (east side) of the ARL Building.
    It is a short walk from the Board of Education building to the front of the ARL Building.