February 1, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
1330 W Fulton St Ste 200
IL 60607-1124 US

LCI Chicago Community of Practice


A Lean Coffee

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018

Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am

Location: Skender Construction

1330 W Fulton Street, Suite 200

Chicago, IL  60607

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 of charge.

Registration is required – only the names of those who are registered will be on the security check-in list.

Breakfast, coffee and fresh juice will be provided

Street parking is available for early risers – Main building entrance and security desk are at 1330 W. Fulton Avenue – please use this building entrance.

Parking garage (entrance off of Ada, near Ada & Carroll) – after parking, proceed to elevators to first floor and check in at security desk.  Skender is on the 2nd floor.