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. 

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Jan
23
Thu
WEBINAR: Lean Leadership: How to Implement and Cultivate a Continuous Culture of Lean – sponsored by Procore
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lean is more than tools and techniques—you’ll know it’s been successfully implemented within your company when your best learners become your best leaders.

In this webinar, find out how everyone in your organization can become a leader in Lean, and how implementing a Lean culture throughout the entire organization is key to bringing your company to the next level of productivity and possibilities.

Join us for this invaluable presentation from Cory Hackler, Lean Manager at DPR Construction, a national general contracting company specializing in complex, sustainable projects, and has been using Lean principles in its projects for nearly two decades.

You’ll hear how to define and apply Lean leadership principles at your company, success stories from DPR’s groundbreaking Lean Leadership program, and strategies for cultivating a continuous culture of Lean throughout your organization.

From your field to accounting teams, Lean learners and enthusiasts of all levels will benefit from this webinar.

You’ll hear:
– Success stories on implementing Lean culture
– How to practically apply Lean leadership knowledge to your business
– How to learn from your strategic partners to drive towards a common goal
– Strategies for teams to collect feedback and build continuous lean training and a culture of Lean

Jan
29
Wed
WEBINAR: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (LPD)
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This Introduction to Lean Project Delivery webinar will introduce Lean as relative to the design and construction industry.  Participants will learn why Lean matters for their projects and why they should care. They will be introduced to the key principles and wastes that are foundational to Lean.  

  • During this presentation, participants will learn to:
  • Define Lean and the principles associated with a Lean operating system
  • Identify the principles and tools relevant to Lean design and construction processes
  • Recognize various types of waste in design and construction and apply tools to reduce, minimize and/or eliminate waste.
Feb
7
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to Takt Time Production Planning
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Takt planning has come into its own in the last few years. Companies including BMW, Sutter Health and Others have reported very positive results of implementing Takt planning. This webinar will introduce you to the basics of Takt Time production planning for construction.
Takt planning has been used in Manufacturing and is very straight-forward when used on a standard manufacturing with a fixed assembly line. While construction has a very different work flow, many of the same concepts apply to construction.
The value of Takt planning has been realized in combination with other Lean tools like the Last Planner System(R) and Lean Principles. Takt production planning is especially effective for project with repetitive spaces. Takt is German word (Taktzeit Cycle) for establishing the “beat” or rhythm of a process. In construction, various installation speeds disrupt flow and create waste. Creating a Takt plan and managing production plans that are location based is the central premise of Takt planning. Takt planning is used to synchronize the sequences and therefor the trade partners flow of work and to level the work and create a production plan and consistent rhythm of work, materials and information associate with conditions at specific locations.

Feb
27
Thu
WEBINAR: How to Contract using Lean without an IPD Contract: the ConsensusDocs 305 Standard Lean Construction Addendum
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Lean design and construction methods have emerged as one of the most significant developments to improve value, efficiency, and relationships in the design and construction industry. Design and construction contracts provide both a potential obstacle and opportunity to incorporating Lean tools and developing a Lean culture for your next construction project. Learn how you can use the ConsensusDocs 305 Lean Addendum to facilitate a Lean project without an integrated project delivery (IPD) contract. Getting your contracts right to encourage Lean is difficult. Now there is an industry contract standard form to help.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an overview of the ConsensusDocs 305 Lean Addendum
  • Learn Lean project fundamentals that you can incorporate in your project’s contracts
  • Understand how to implement Lean practices and Lean culture when an Owner’s constraints preclude use of an IPD contract. 

Presenters:

Joseph Cleves, Partner – Taft Law

Joel Darrington, Contracting Counsel – DPR Construction

Brian Perlberg, Executive Director, Senior Counsel – ConsensusDocs

Tom Richert, Principal – Lean Project Consulting, Inc.

Mar
19
Thu
WEBINAR: Avoiding the Big Mistakes: 5 Essentials To Ensure High Performance
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

“All of the big mistakes happen on the first day.” – BIG BIM little bim, Finith E. Jernigan AIA

There are five essentials owners often overlook when standing up a project team. This webinar will challenge common day one assumptions. It will take owners beyond good intentions and fuzzy team building to address deep rooted attitudes and habits that drive supply chain self-serving and adversarial behavior. We will provide also provide you four criteria to evaluate individuals and determine up front if you have a high performing individual, or not. As a bonus you will receive a PDF of a comprehensive checklist for launching a high performing team.

 

LCI Cascadia-Portland Community of Practice Past Presentations

LCIs Cascadia-Portland Community of Practice PAST Events

Lean (Coffee) Happy Hour- (Cascadia-Portland CoP)

December 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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4th & Montgomery Project Tour- (Cascadia-Portland CoP)

October 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Lean (Coffee) Happy Hour- (Cascadia-Portland CoP)

June 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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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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