December 14, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
3033 Campus Dr
The Weitz Company - Maple Conference Room
MN 55441-2651 US

Lean Construction Institute – Upper Midwest Community of Practice


A Lean Coffee

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Location: The Weitz Company
Atria Office Building – Maple Conference Room
3033 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN  55441

Surface parking and garage parking are available directly to the south of the Atria Building.  Please enter through the building’s main entry doors and you will see lobby signage directing you straight ahead to the conference room for the session. 

Join us for a 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!

Coffee and fruit will be provided