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

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.

Aug
27
Thu
WEBINAR: Gemba Walks For Construction @ GoToWebinar
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Construction teams looking to improve the value being produced by workers and to create safer working environments conduct Gemba Walks.  In the Gemba Walks For Construction course, participants will gain insight to the what, why and how to successfully implement this method to support their projects.  This course is important to developing a positive continuous improvement mindset on your projects. 

 

Learning Objectives:

1. Gain an understanding of the definitions of Gemba and Gemba Walks: “The What.”

2. Identify the purpose and roles related to conducting a Gemba Walk: “The Why.”

3. Discover the process of conducting a Gemba Walk including key guiding questions: “The How.”

4. Gain insight through real-project examples of Gemba Walks and the resulting improvements.

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.

 

 

LCI Cascadia-Portland Community of Practice Past Presentations

LCIs Cascadia-Portland Community of Practice PAST Events

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

April 21, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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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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