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Welcome to the Carolina’s Lean Community of Practice. Our Community of Practice was established in 2009 and continues to grow. Our members span North Carolina from the Research Triangle area to Charlotte. Currently our monthly meetings alternate between Charlotte and Raleigh Durham and we hold several all-day training sessions each year in Greensboro, NC. We typically take the month off in July so that members can enjoy their summer vacations! Our long term growth plan is to develop a large enough Practice to consistently hold session in Charlotte and Raleigh each month. Each December, our core group meets to develop a list of topics for presentation in the upcoming year. If there are topics that are of interest to you, please contact David Craft, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Katherine Copeland, email@example.com, and we will do our best to incorporate the topic into the upcoming schedule. If you are involved with a project or company that is implementing Lean design or construction and would like to make a presentation, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for your interest in our Community of Practice.
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Collective skills and commitment play a huge role in the success of the design community. From ensuring on-time delivery to guaranteeing high quality project value, collaboration is vital to a team’s success. High performing design and construction teams that empower the intersection of equity, diversity and inclusion with Lean methodologies excel at efficiency while increasing client satisfaction and eliminating re-work.
The 2020 Lean in Design Forum will cover solutions and efficiencies made possible by strong equity, diversity and inclusion across the design community. Session and discussion topics will include:
The annual Lean in Design Forum, in partnership with P2SL and AIA, is a unique event where designers come together to learn about and advance Lean methodologies. Industry leading practitioners will present on how Lean techniques free up time for creative decision making and innovative problem solving on current topics affecting the design community.
Attendees will find immense value in:
Join your colleagues in the design community at this year’s Lean in Design Forum – the must-attend design industry event of the year!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.