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LCI Austin Community of Practice

Welcome to the LCI Austin Community of Practice.  Located in the heart of Texas, our mission is to connect A/E firms, contractors, trade partners, owners, and other stakeholders to transform the design and construction industry through Lean practices.  We are committed to pushing the envelope of what is possible through innovation, continuous learning, and collaboration.  Our ultimate goal is to set the benchmark for project value delivery in our industry.

As part of the Lean Construction Institute, we serve as a local extension reaching out to design and construction stakeholders by:

  • Advancing Lean knowledge and understanding
  • Providing academic, applied and experiential learning opportunities that engage members at any point in their development of Lean mastery
  • Building a Lean network to better connect people and ideas

Whether you are new to Lean or you are a seasoned Lean practitioner, our Community of Practice aims at providing you with a dynamic and energizing forum where you will meet like-minded individuals and/or organizations that want to take their value proposition and value delivery to the next level.

Leader — Felipe Hernandez, Beck Architecture
Vice Leader Jake Snyder, Hoar Construction
Events Leader Spencer Hohn, Flintco
Events Leader Travis Moore, TD Industries
Membership —Trevor Anhalt, Rosendin Electric
Membership —
Eric Gribble, Structure Tone
Membership —
Kent Hedges, Medexcel
Membership — Daylon Koster, Joeris
Membership — Grant Pallan, Hoar Construction
Social Media / Communication —
Rob Mullen, Rosendin Electric

For questions or comments about this CoP please contact Felipe Hernandez
* Please include the CoP Name in the subject line.

 

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LCI Austin Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Jul
16
Thu
Ready, Set, Go Scrum – (Austin & San Antonio CoPs) @ Zoom Meeting
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you ready to make your work exponentially easier and valuable for your organization? Scrum harnesses the power of individuals working together as a team. Double your productivity using this framework with less effort. This tactical course is geared for individuals and teams with Lean practitioner experience. Workshop resources will be provided to guide scaling up to fully functional Scrum teams.
Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an overview understanding of the Scrum framework and terminology
  2. Understand the relationship between Scrum and Lean
  3. Experience hands-on application of Scrum
  4. Use the Scrum framework individually and/or with your teammates

LCI Instructor:
Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, McCarthy Holdings, Inc. – Felipe is a committed Lean practitioner and coach with over a decade of direct experience implementing Lean with design and construction professionals. Engineer-Manriquez is a Lean Construction Institute approved instructor/facilitator and 2019 recipient of the Chairman’s Award for contributions to the Institute and the industry as a whole. Felipe is a Certified ScrumMaster® that uses Scrum to onboard new practitioners via guided interactive learning – over 5,000 industry partners and counting.

UPCOMING National LCI Events

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
10
Fri
Conversations With Coaches @ Zoom Meeting
Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for a 60-minute virtual CoP experience to engage deeply with independent Lean Coaches in a collaborative discussion.
Come with your most vexing Lean implementation or project problems and get expert advice. We will utilize breakouts to discuss topics in small groups, each led by a coach.

The Zoom link for attendance will be included with your registration confirmation email.

This is going to be a fun and interactive session and so we are capping attendance at 50! As well, joining from your mobile device may be frustrating. For that reason, we are only allowing attendees to join from your computer. We also ask that everyone #turnyourcameraon and come ready to actively participate! It will enrich the experience for all participants.

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.
Aug
14
Fri
Conversations With Coaches @ Zoom Meeting
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for a 60-minute virtual CoP experience to engage deeply with independent Lean Coaches in a collaborative discussion.
Come with your most vexing Lean implementation or project problems and get expert advice. We will utilize breakouts to discuss topics in small groups, each led by a coach.

The Zoom link for attendance will be included with your registration confirmation email.

This is going to be a fun and interactive session and so we are capping attendance at 50! As well, joining from your mobile device may be frustrating. For that reason, we are only allowing attendees to join from your computer. We also ask that everyone #turnyourcameraon and come ready to actively participate! It will enrich the experience for all participants.

Oct
19
Mon
22nd Annual Congress @ A Virtual Conference
Oct 19 @ 9:45 am – Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm

Discover the presentations that mean the most to your Lean journey with five tracks built around the overarching theme of The ABCs of Lean: Transformation through Actions, Best Practices and Coaching:

  • Transforming Behavior & Culture
    Lean isn’t just about tools and processes, but rather effective ways to approach challenges. New thinking leads to Lean behaviors and creates a culture of continuous improvement and respect for others. This track will explore how coaching can drive sustained behavioral change and the techniques and best practices that have demonstrated positive results.
  • Transforming Preconstruction & Design
    Architects, engineers and trade partners face unique challenges when asked to collaborate during pre-construction. This track will investigate the challenges have been addressed by applying Lean throughout the project planning and design phases to maximize value and reduce waste.
  • Transforming Procurement & Production
    As speed to market demand continues to drive pressure for quicker turnover of projects, more effective procurement, and transformational supply chain management is needed. This track will cover the actions, best practices and coaching methods that are being used to explore and solve delivery challenges and increase productivity through Lean design and construction.
  • Transforming Construction Support & Planning
    Construction support and planning tools create better information flow and transparency. Together, we will discuss how utilizing tools such as visual communication, project onboarding processes, the Last Planner System ®, etc. have transformed projects and outline what obstacles these tools have helped resolve. Attendees will share how they have coached or have been coached to leverage construction support and planning tools to achieve Lean transformation.
  • Transforming Field Execution & Safety
    Optimizing field efficiency and effectiveness through safe practices should be the number one goal of all Lean organizations. This track will cover the actions, best practices, or coaching techniques have been implemented to transform the field or safety on various projects.

 

 

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