Cascadia-Portland

LCI Cascadia-Portland Community of Practice

Welcome to LCI’s Cascadia-Portland’s Community of Practice (CoP) in Portland, Oregon.  Our CoP was organized in 2007, offering 4 — 6 events per year to raise the awareness of Lean delivery and connect those interested in Lean with one another. We are always looking for people to become more active in our CoP so please contact John Strickland, Chair, john.strickland@ch2m.com, Tim Moore, tmoore@rosendin.com or Dan Heichelbech, dan.heichelbech@tcmcorp.com if you would like to become involved with the efforts of our Board of Advisors or to request specific topics of interest to help us create events that are of interest to you and will help you in your Lean journey going forward. 

LCI Cascadia-Portland Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

UPCOMING National LCI Events


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May
29
Wed
Lean in Design Forum 2019 @ Palmer House - A Hilton Hotel
May 29 @ 7:30 am – May 30 @ 5:00 pm

Connect to the Industry Through Partner Investment.

As a member of the design community, your involvement in the beginning of the project planning process is crucial. From ensuring on-time delivery to guaranteeing high-quality project value, your role is vital to your team’s success. Lean in Design can help you continue to exceed expectations! Lean methodologies help design and construction companies in the U.S. and around the world become more efficient while increasing client satisfaction, cutting costs and eliminating re-work.

The 2019 Lean in Design Forum will address common challenges members of the design community often encounter such as:
Transforming a firm’s culture holistically
Implementing Last Planner® System in design effectively
Making sound decisions collaboratively
Onboarding team members consistently

The annual 2019 LCI 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 design 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.

2019 Lean in Design Forum attendees will find immense value in:
Presentations by experienced Lean practitioners
Interactive learning roundtables
Lean in design phase educational sessions
Networking among Lean practitioners with passion for collaboration, creativity and efficient project delivery.

Join your colleagues in the design community at this year’s Lean in Design Forum in Chicago — the must-attend design industry event of the year!

Your registration fee includes the Wednesday evening reception on May 29, plus full breakfast and lunch on the days for which you are registered.

Jun
14
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System™ in Design @ webinar
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

In this webinar, Christian Pikel will present key topics and lessons for applying Last Planner System™ based production planning to the design phase of a project.  Participants will learn why it is important to break down traditional large design document set deliverables into a map of information hand-offs and to view question resolution as milestones.  

As a shortened primer version of the full Last Planner® in Design workshop, this webinar will introduce participants to the concepts of collaborative design planning and how LPS principles are adapted for the design phase vs the construction phase and supported by concepts and tools such as scrum and Kanban.

Attendees should have a working understanding of Last Planner System™ as applied in construction.

 

Learning Objectives\

At the end of this presentation, attendees will learn:

  • How the principles of Last Planner System™ can be applied to the Design/Development phases of a project.
  • How elements of Agile Management and Scrum Framework that combine productively with LPS in Design Management.
  • How successful application of these frameworks and principles can reduce design rework and improve collaboration.
  • How metrics can be utilized for team feedback.
  • The importance of collaborative plan development and on-going planning conversations in a ‘time-box’ structure.

Presenter:

Christian Pikel, Principal
The ReAlignment Group

CP Headshot copyChristian Pikel, managing principal and senior coach with The ReAlignment Group, brings a unique insight and novel approach to lean/IPD coaching for teams and organizations, defined by a diverse career spanning two decades in the design and construction industry as design/build trade manager, preconstruction and project developer and serial builder owner.  This is coupled with Christian’s ten years of experience as practitioner and student of lean construction and engagement with over 25 IPD projects in roles of collaborator, leader and coach.

Most recently, Assistant Director in Design & Construction for a major national healthcare network, Christian has been integrating project teams from initial team member selection through all phases of project delivery, while supporting internal development of process improvement practices and improving organizational learning behaviors.  Christian is base in the Washington, DC area and travels nationally and internationally to support project team, companies and organizations on their lean/IPD journeys.

His expertise includes:

  • Facilitation, training and coaching for lean capital project development
  • Lean design and construction implementation
  • Integrated Project Delivery training, strategy, team formation & integration
  • Visual management, cost benchmarking and organizational dashboard implementation
  • LCI Instructor:
    • Introduction to Lean Design & Construction
    • Last Planner® System (Construction and Design)
    • Effective Big Room Management
    • Target Value Delivery
  • CoreClarity™ Certified Facilitator and Strengths Coach
  • Scrum Alliance™ Certified Scrum Master


Registration for this webinar will close an hour before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering.

Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone misunderstandings, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions!

**This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all paid registrants**

 

Jun
28
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System™ @ webinar
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

In this webinar we will cover introductory level information to give attendees an understanding of the Last Planner System™ for Construction, how each element of LPS is implemented by a project team, and how all elements work together to provide a complete framework for a team based collaborative production management and continuous improvement system.  The webinar is intended for individuals who have some basic understanding of lean construction principles and who would like to learn more specifically about the Last Planner® System and the pull planning process.

The Last Planner System™, one of the hallmark collaborative planning tools supporting lean design/construction projects, has been shown to streamline the collaborative scheduling process, increase plan reliability and productivity throughout multiple disciplines and provide a common platform for continuous improvement of the planning process. Understanding of the Last Planner System™ is invaluable to firms and individuals progressing on their Lean journey.

Presenter:

Christian Pikel, Principal – The ReAlignment Group

CP Headshot copyChristian Pikel, managing principal and senior coach with The ReAlignment Group, brings a unique insight and novel approach to lean/IPD coaching for teams and organizations, defined by a diverse career spanning two decades in the design and construction industry as design/build trade manager, preconstruction and project developer and serial builder owner.  This is coupled with Christian’s ten years of experience as practitioner and student of lean construction and engagement with over 25 IPD projects in roles of collaborator, leader and coach.

Most recently, Assistant Director in Design & Construction for a major national healthcare network, Christian has been integrating project teams from initial team member selection through all phases of project delivery, while supporting internal development of process improvement practices and improving organizational learning behaviors.  Christian is base in the Washington, DC area and travels nationally and internationally to support project team, companies and organizations on their lean/IPD journeys.

His expertise includes:

  • Facilitation, training and coaching for lean capital project development
  • Lean design and construction implementation
  • Integrated Project Delivery training, strategy, team formation & integration
  • Visual management, cost benchmarking and organizational dashboard implementation
  • LCI Instructor:
    • Introduction to Lean Design & Construction
    • Last Planner® System (Construction and Design)
    • Effective Big Room Management
    • Target Value Delivery
  • CoreClarity™ Certified Facilitator and Strengths Coach
  • Scrum Alliance™ Certified Scrum Master


Registration for this webinar will close an hour before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering. 

Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone misunderstandings, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions!

**This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all paid registrants**

 

Oct
14
Mon
SAVE THE DATE
21st LCI CONGRESS
Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day
 

LCI Cascadia-Portland Community of Practice Past Presentations

LCIs Cascadia-Portland Community of Practice PAST Events

Cost Effective Techniques for Pulling in the Schedule- (Cascadia-Portland CoP)

April 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Lean Leadership in 2019 and Beyond- (Cascadia-Portland CoP)

February 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Lean Happy Hour (Cascadia-Portland CoP)

January 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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LCI Congress Preview (Cascadia-Portland CoP)

September 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Integrated Design at Vancouver Clinic (Cascadia-Portland CoP)

August 9, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
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Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (Cascadia-Portland CoP)

August 16, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
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The Simple Framework for Integrating Project Delivery (Cascadia-Portland CoP)

June 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Tour OHSU’s Knight Cancer Research Building (Cascadia-Portland CoP)

May 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Mindset Of An Effective Big Room (Cascadia-Portland CoP)

April 18, 2018 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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The Simple Framework for Integrating Project Delivery (Cascadia-Portland CoP)

February 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Lean Coffee and LCI Congress Debrief (Cascadia-Portland CoP)

November 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
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LCI Congress Review (Cascadia-Portland CoP)

September 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
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The Business Case for Lean (Cascadia-Portland CoP)

May 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
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Lean Culture and Lean Tools (Cascadia-Portland CoP)

March 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
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Doing a GEMBA Walk – TCM’s take at the ‘first step’ (Cascadia-Portland CoP)

January 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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But How Do We Know We’re Getting the Best Price? (Cascadia-Portland CoP)

November 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Kanban Method for Knowledge Work

April 18, 2016
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Lean Coffee – March 2016

March 16, 2016
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How Can the Lean Construction Community Support Owners?

December 3, 2015
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Essential Practices for Moving From “Fast Track” to “Flash Track”

October 8, 2015
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Case Study of REI Lean Operations Implementation

May 7, 2015
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Beyond Intro to Lean: Learning Last Planner with Villego

January 26, 2015
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Getting Started on Pull Planning

October 23, 2014
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Last Planners Panel Discussion

May 7, 2014
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Networking and Learning with ‘Lean Coffee’

March 19, 2014
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Integrated Project Delivery from the Trade Partner’s Perspective

January 15, 2014
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Portland: “Lean as a Counter-Measure to Major Project Risks for Owners, Designers and Constructors”

December 15, 2011
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