LCI Cascadia-Seattle Community of Practice
Welcome to the LCI Cascadia-Seattle CoP! Our CoP has been formed to provide awareness of how Lean Design and Construction can increase the satisfaction of project delivery by aligning our stakeholder values with the goals of the project. We also have programming to share methods of continuous improvement. Some of our events include lean coffees, open forum conversations, training on various lean principles, social and network panel events, and more throughout the year. We are looking for feedback from the community on what training or events you’re interested in attending. If you have any ideas for presentation material or things that we can do for you as your CoP, please contact me, Chris Heger, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LCI Cascadia-Seattle CoP Core Group members:
- Chris Heger, email@example.com – leader
- Jack Avery, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lindsey Avery, email@example.com
- Lyle Eiseman, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Troy Lowery, email@example.com
- Doug Moore, DOUGM@McKinstry.com
- Kyle Richardson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Will Sigman, Will.Sigman@cbre.com
- Lindsey Smith, Lindseys@apexsteel.com
- Beth Stroshane, Beth@appliedbuildinginformation.com
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LCI Cascadia-Seattle Community of Practice UPCOMING Events
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UPCOMING National LCI Events
RefinemySite is a cloud-based construction collaboration platform that applies Lean principles to enable your entire team — from superintendent to trade contractors — to plan, communicate and execute in real time. Join us for this educational program so you can experience how your project team can use Last Planner System® practices with RefinemySite to more productively plan, coordinate, confirm and learn from your work.
Join the vPlanner team for this short overview of the best practices of managing collaborative pull planning while working remotely. Since February, our team has coached dozens of project teams around the world to transition from on-site management to remote/hybrid management of their production plans using vPlanner. We will also share how we have been adapting takt planning to a variety of project types and situations including in recovery planning to lessen the impact of social distancing on the workflow. We have assembled lessons learned for planning the design, construction, commissioning, and activation that we will share during this webinar.
Review 10 essential Lean books with Lean construction leader and author Hal Macomber. Intended for people starting to implement Lean practices as well as those continuing to build their Lean organizations and projects. This is the perfect precursor to Congress and will help keep teams on track well after the event is over.
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.
High-performing teams function on collaborative brain power to rapidly advance work and add value by operating in a Big Room setting. Effective Big Rooms are only possible with the mindset and behaviors that break down the traditional silos to allow for cross-functional team collaboration and decision-making. Through the Effective Big Room webinar, you will gain a foundational understanding of the concept of a Big Room by learning the benefits, purpose, and implementation considerations. This webinar will lead you to understanding how to improve collaboration and drive transparency within your team to optimize project outcomes.
- Define the meaning of a Big Room, and understand the purpose and benefits of implementing the approach to improving project outcomes.
- Understand the characteristics and behaviors of a Big Room Team including aspects of effective facilitation.
- Identify venue types for hosting a Big Room, and discover the key elements for tailoring the space to support collaborative activities.
- Gain insights into how the Big Room approach supports knowledge sharing and enhanced collaboration.
Join us for a 90-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 we will be capping registration at 70 in order to keep the groups small! 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.
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LCIs Cascadia-Seattle Community of Practice PAST Events
Beyond Intro to Lean: Learning Last Planner® with Villego
June 24, 2016 Read more >>
Incorporating Lean and Ergonomics to Improve Safety & Productivity and Practice Before You Play
June 14, 2016 Read more >>
Choosing by Advantages: A Sound Decision Making System
May 18, 2016 Read more >>
Lean Coffee – April –
April 28, 2016 Read more >>
Lean Coffee – March –
March 31, 2016 Read more >>
Lean Coffee – February –
February 24, 2016 Read more >>
Cascadia-Seattle CoP 2015 Kick-Off
June 27, 2015 Read more >>
Catalyzing Lean Transformation: Process Improvement and 5S
June 16, 2015 Read more >>
Univ. of Washington, Bothell Ccampus Copy
June 10, 2014 Read more >>
Lean Design & Construction – Principles & Best Practices
April 15, 2014 Read more >>
How to Use Lean Design & Construction to Form a Collaborative Approach to Your Next Project
April 8, 2014 Read more >>
Seattle: “Lean as a Counter-Measure to Major Project Risks for Owners, Designers and Constructors”
December 14, 2011 Read more >>