April 18, 2018 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
2020 SW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97201


LCI Cascadia-Portland Community of Practice


Mindset of An Effective Big Room

High-performing teams function on collaborative brain power to rapidly advance work and add value by driving down overall project costs in a Big Room setting. Effective Big Rooms are only possible with the right kind of mindset and behaviors that break down the traditional silos to allow for cross-functional team collaboration and decision-making. LCI’s Mindset of an Effective Big Room education course creates a simulated Big Room experience encouraging you to create, manage and lead your own detailed Big Room concept and implementation plan tailored to your project’s specific needs whether you have had previous experience or not. Small groups will discuss onboarding new members, technology and real world challenges to Big Room implementation and report back to the large group to share and create a list of standards and better practices.

Learning Objectives: 
• Immerse yourself in a Big Room atmosphere
• Tightly couple learning with action
• “Pull” the learning needed from facilitators and participants
• Develop your own detailed Big Room concept and implementation plan
• Learn how to organize and manage a Big Room tailored to your specific project needs
• Collaboratively develop a list of standards and better practices


Jeff Loeb – CH2M – Jeff supports lean IPD teams as a coach, trainer and facilitator. He has worked in a variety of engineering, project management, and delivery management roles during his 25 years with Jacobs. Jeff has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University.  As a lean advanced practitioner, Jeff has presented at the LCI Congress, the P2SL Lean Design Forum, and to LCI Communities of Practice on a variety of topics related to lean delivery.  Jeff is committed to working with people who are intent on transforming the way projects are designed, planned, and coordinated so they turn out better and are a better experience.

Ed Trotter – Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) – Ed has worked as an Owner’s Representative on large projects for nearly 30 years.  He has had the pleasure of working with teams that fostered a collaborative approach to construction project management and realized that it is the only way to successfully manage large, complex projects.  Ed joined OHSU in 2015 to help with the Knight Cancer Research Building operating under a Lean/IPD methodology.  As part of the team he has presented at the LCI congress and several local industry meetings.  The KCRB project and methods have been the topic of several tours by others in the industry or looking to build to showcase what Lean methods can bring to complex projects.  Ed graduated from Oregon State University with a  BS in mechanical engineering but dove into project management early in his career.

Registration Rate
Member – $100
Non-Member – $150
Owner Rate: $75