Arizona

LCI Arizona Community of Practice

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The Purpose of the LCI Arizona Community of Practice is to:

  • To increase awareness of Lean Construction within the Arizona community
  • Provide a regional forum for conversations among practitioners
  • To increase the practice of Lean in construction — use best practices

LCI-Arizona Core Group:
Leader – Michael Williams, HMC Architects
Vice Leader / Events – Chad Halmrast, Southland Industries
Event Champion (Lean Coffee) – Dave Healy, Devenney Group
Education Outreach – Callie Johns, JE Dunn
Communication – Kristin Moore, Katerra

Additional Core Group Members:
Brad Nelson, Hensel Phelps
Stephen Nichols, A3 Construction Mgt. Services. LLC
Bill Schofield, Intel

 

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UPCOMING National LCI Events

Jun
5
Fri
WEBINAR: Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD)
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Staying within the allowable budget and ensuring the team’s innovation decreases waste and increases value to the customer are attributes of successful project delivery and can be achieved through Target Value Delivery (TVD). TVD is a disciplined management practice with several phases (Business Case Planning, Validation, Value Delivery and Value Post Construction) meant to be applied holistically to obtain maximum value. The phases of TVD can be supplemented by core components like team organization, Big Room, project planning, cost modeling, continuous estimating and conceptual design. Take the first step in your journey towards mastering each of the TVD phases and all of the core components in this 90-minute webinar.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe attributes of a team culture required to support TVD
  • Understand how to align project deliverables with customer-defined value
  • Define the major phases in the TVD process and how they relate
Jun
18
Thu
WEBINAR: Recognizing and Eliminating the 8 Wastes
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Looking to improve your project outcomes? Studies have shown that up to 70-80% of activities performed in design and construction are waste or considered non-value added. We need to learn to see waste in order to reduce waste. This webinar will help participants see waste and will provide creative ways to start to reduce waste and add more value to our projects.

Jun
25
Thu
VIRTUAL: Rev Up Your Teams with Liberating Structures! @ Zoom Meeting
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Liberating Structures are simple social technologies that distribute participation more widely while drawing out greater difference and variation within groups. Liberating Structures inject tiny shifts in the protocols of how we meet, plan, decide and relate to each other that put in the hands of everyone the facilitative power once reserved for experts only. Simply put Liberating Structures help facilitate Lean Thinking, which is the critical component for successful Lean implementation. Liberating Structures are great Tools to help with the “People side of Lean”.

Attendees will experience and learn to use several Liberating Structures (LS) in a virtual environment. Attendees will go through a Design String of Liberating Structures such as 1-2-4-ALL and Impromptu Networking among others. If you join us, you will be able to immediately start using LS to unleash innovation and collaboration on your Teams. You will learn how to identify which Liberating Structures are best for which situations as we review the LS Selection Matchmaker. We will provide the attendees all the knowledge they need to go and design their first LS Design String to help their Teams address their issues in deep and meaningful ways. 

NO MOBILE DEVICES! We will be operating on multiple platforms and using a mobile device is not conducive to switching back and forth, so for this reason, we are going to ask that everyone join from a computer. We will be using Zoom as the meeting platform and Google Slides to share information and record some of our outcomes.

Jul
2
Thu
WEBINAR: Lean for Schedule Recovery in Post-COVID Environment
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This webinar will present topics, ideas and methods to reclaim schedule in Post Covid environment as well as attaining high levels of productivity in a time of physical distancing. Participants will learn how to combine elements of Last Planner System® with proven production methods of the Toyota Production System. 

 

Learning Objectives

  • See how rapid changeover from one trade to the next (single-minute-exchange-of-dies as the Lean term SMED). It currently takes a tradesperson up to 30 minutes to begin installing work at a new location, we are trimming that time more than 80% to less than 5 minutes.
  • Expand the concept of available backlog and constraint clearing from LPS® (Heijunka “load leveling” as Lean term). It is more important than ever to have multiple options for trade workers.
  • See how 5S (the Lean term for industrial organization) for visual controls that have always made sites safer, being applied to create better adherence to physical distancing. 
  • Learn how to use Visual Management to increase the speed of the Plan-Do-Check-Adjust loop. The rate at which we learn is directly proportional to the speed of our PDCA loop. Participants will learn several methods that they can use independently or in combination.  
  • Experience (learn-by-doing) ways to use Lean tools via Virtual Collaboration – and in some cases achieve greater success than with good old sticky-notes.This webinar will present topics, ideas and methods to reclaim schedule in Post Covid environment as well as attaining high levels of productivity in a time of physical distancing. Participants will learn how to combine elements of Last Planner System® with proven production methods of the Toyota Production System. 
Jul
9
Thu
WEBINAR: Lean Leadership: How to Build a Healthy Project Team – a Procore sponsored webinar
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Project leaders in both Design and Construction want to know how they can improve project team collaboration and trust, remove siloed behavior and sustain team spirit. Leaders must go beyond understanding the technical competence or a “smart” team to an understanding what makes up a “healthy” team. Project teams are made up of smart people who understand technology and processes. However, they rarely take the time to go beyond smart to understand healthy. It is often considered too “touchy feely” and or personal. This webinar will introduce participants to the concepts and tools to build a personal connection and culture of collaboration.
· How do you gauge the social framework of your project?
· Partner selection can be a valuable part of building team chemistry
· What is “psychological safety”?
· What are the basic Leadership styles that build & sustain deep trust?
· What are the 3 key elements of a highly collaborative team?
· What are some exercises to create a strong personal connection?

Jul
16
Thu
WEBINAR: Kaizen – Continuous Improvement for Design & Construction
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Call it Kaizen, continuous improvement, or operational excellence, we all want to be better and better at what we do. That may be with our crews in the field, how we execute projects, our design teams, or the everyday processes we use to operate our organization. In this webinar you will learn:

 

  • What is “kaizen” and how it is different from “innovation”
  • Why process-oriented thinking, central to all lean thinking, is critical to continuous improvement
  • How to generate and capture ideas for improvement
  • How to turn those ideas in to standard processes that can benefit your projects and your organization
  • Why a focus on people delivers better results than a focus on results
  • What is Value Stream Mapping and simple ways to start mapping now
  • How to turn “lessons learned” in to “improved processes”

 

What you learn can be put to use right away. While becoming a continuously improving organization takes time, with every step you, your teams, and your organization will benefit.

Aug
6
Thu
WEBINAR: Lean in the Design Phase
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Design professionals want to know how they can improve client outcomes while maximizing design excellence. Participants in the Lean in the Design Phase webinar will gain insight to Lean approaches and tools relative to the design phase of project delivery.  They will understand how Lean supports optimizing team communication, collaboration and results by connecting people, principles, and practices. Participants will be exposed to how Lean processes such as Target Value Delivery, set-based design, and the Last Planner System® in Design can be applied.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain overview understanding of Lean as relative to the design phase.
  • Learn how Lean tools and processes eliminate waste and support higher productivity.
  • Learn how the Lean Operating System enables design solutions that respond to the Owner’s values.
  • Learn how teams organize, operate in a collaborative setting and communicate resulting in more effective project delivery.
 

LCIs Arizona Community of Practice PAST Events

CANCELLED: Target Value Delivery (Arizona CoP)

April 2, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Lean Coffee (Arizona CoP)

March 12, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Validation in IPD Projects: A Lean Construction Institute Research Report (Arizona CoP)

February 27, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Scrum for Design and Construction (Arizona)

September 27, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Developing Leaders at All Levels to Create a Stronger Team (Arizona CoP)

August 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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The Lean Coach’s Perspective on Using Last Planner® in Design (Arizona CoP)

July 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Lean in the Design Phase (Arizona CoP)

June 28, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Variation in Production Systems (Arizona CoP)

May 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Correcting Course: IPD Lessons Learned in Action (Arizona CoP)

April 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Last Planners Workshop

March 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Choosing by Advantages – (Arizona CoP)

February 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Scrum In Design & Construction (Arizona CoP)

January 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Collaboration Lessons Learned in IPD-Lite: Banner Boswell Medical Center ED and Tower Expansion Design Lessons Learned (Arizona CoP)

September 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Lean Happy Hour (Arizona CoP)

August 29, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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Maricopa County ITR Project Jobsite Tour- (Arizona CoP)

July 12, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (Arizona CoP)

June 22, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Arizona CoP)

June 27, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Arizona CoP)

April 18, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
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At Intel – PPMOF is LEAN (Arizona CoP)

March 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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February Lean Coffee (Arizona CoP)

February 21, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
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Leveraging Technology to get Lean (Arizona CoP)

January 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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National Congress Download 2017(Arizona CoP)

November 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Introduction to the Last Planner System(Arizona CoP)

October 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Corbins Electric Prefab Shop Tour(Arizona CoP)

September 28, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
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The Business Case for Lean (Arizona CoP)

May 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Gemba is your teacher – Learn how to do “”””Muda Walks”””” to Help Your Company Improve Performance (Arizona CoP)

April 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Lean March Madness (Arizona CoP)

March 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Using the Hero s Journey to Achieve Lean Cultural Transformation (Arizona CoP)

February 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Standout – Driving Engagement & Accelerating Performance (Arizona CoP)

January 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Target Value Design: Henderson Hospital (Arizona CoP)

November 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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National Congress Download (Arizona CoP)

October 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Building A Lean Culture

September 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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CURT Past Events

April 20, 2016 @ 9:56 am – 10:56 am
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“Lean in Healthcare”

June 23, 2016
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First steps on a Lean Journey

June 20, 2016
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Year in Review – Plus/Delta

June 8, 2016
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Choosing By Advantages

May 18, 2016
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Advanced Lean Culture

April 20, 2016
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Ask Your Community Q & A

March 16, 2016
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Making a Lean Transformation – A Trade Partner’s Perspective

February 17, 2016
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Intel’s Construction Revolution

November 18, 2015
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Download from 2015 LCI Congress

October 21, 2015
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LCI National Congress Highlights / Pull Planning and Pull Simulation

October 15, 2015
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Lessons Learned on the UHS Henderson Hospital

September 16, 2015
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Lessons Learned: Sharing Successes and Challenges

June 17, 2015
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Utilization of Value Stream Mapping

May 20, 2015
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Identifying Waste – Lean in a Nutshell

April 15, 2015
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An Evening With Paul Akers

March 18, 2015
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Problem Solving, Using A-3 and 5 Why Thinking

February 18, 2015
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Buy-in and Transforming a Company Culture

January 12, 2015
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Utilizing The Last Planner System®on Large to Small, and Negotiated to Hard Bid Projects

November 19, 2014
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Utilizing The Last Planner System®on Large to Small, and Negotiated to Hard Bid Projects Copy

November 19, 2014
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Intro to Lean, Lean Tools and LPS

September 17, 2014
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Lean Thinking & Culture Stories

June 18, 2014
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Facility Tour – DIRTT Environmental Services

May 28, 2014
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Celebration of Hope Gala with Huntington’s Disease Society of America

April 26, 2014
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ourPlan 101

April 16, 2014
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Pull Planning Simulation

March 19, 2014
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Deep Dive into Pull Planning

February 19, 2014
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Lean Pull Planning: Panel Discussion

January 15, 2014
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