Colorado

LCI Colorado Community of Practice

1.0  Who

Our LCI Colorado (CO) Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of lean practitioners at various levels of practice, who are committed to:

  • Helping the AEC industry supply chain in Colorado make a new way of doing business, the “new common sense” way.
  • Enabling the AEC industry supply chain learn rapidly and continue to improve the value delivered to customers of capital projects, as well as the value to all who use the facility in the future.

2.0  Why

  • We believe that deep application of lean principles improves the definition of needs, design, construction, and operation of capital facilities.
  • We also believe that application of lean principles to run the day-to-day operation of any organization improves the ability of the organization and its employees to deliver better services to their customers.

3.0  How

  • Borrowing from the technique advocated in integrated forms of agreement, we have a broadly representative Core Group (CG) within our CoP to ensure our CoP activities and events will benefit the mission of LCI, appeal to a broader OAC audience, and add value for those who attend.
  • To apply lean principles effectively, we must have conversations that include all members of the OAC community.
  • We have discovered that holding meetings to share what we have learned with representatives of the Owner, Designer, Contractor and Trade supply chain in Colorado accelerates the benefits to the people and the projects in that region.
  • As lean practices continue to improve within our CoP, these too are shared to advance the benefits to companies and projects.
  • Ultimately, our CoP accelerates and expands improvements to facilities, projects and companies in it’s geographic area.
 

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LCI Colorado Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Jul
17
Fri
LCI Introduction To Lean Project Delivery – Virtual Event with Breakout Discussions (Colorado CoP) @ Zoom Meeting
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Most project teams seek ways to add more value for their clients while meeting schedule and budget requirements. By focusing on value and recognizing the various types of waste in project delivery processes, productivity can be increased by implementing the Lean approaches taught in Introduction to Lean Project Delivery. In this course, you will gain insight to Lean Project Delivery by understanding how Lean connects people, principles and practices to optimize results by shifting both thinking and behaviors. This course, which includes real-life design and construction examples will be an important step on your journey to becoming a Lean Thinker.  The event will include small breakout discussions throughout to support a more intimate learning experience in the virtual space.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of the breakdowns with current project delivery methods, discover the goals and benefits of implementing Lean. 
  2. Understand the Foundation of Lean as Six Tenets and identify the Eight Wastes as relevant to design and construction.
  3. Recognize that Lean is a shift in thinking and behaviors leading to high-performing teams.
  4. Discover key Lean practices and tools which result in increased collaboration and improved project outcomes.

LCI Instructor:
Tammy McConaughy, Senior Lean Specialist at J.E. Dunn Construction

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.

 

 

LCIs Colorado Community of Practice PAST Events

Virtual Panel: Lean and Safety (Colorado CoP)

May 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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LCI Education: Conducting Gemba Walks (Colorado CoP)

March 27, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
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Lean Coffee – Mindset of a Big Room (Colorado CoP)

February 28, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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LCI Mindset of an Effective Big Room (Colorado CoP)

February 7, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Lean Happy Hour (Colorado CoP)

January 23, 2020 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Target Value Delivery (Colorado CoP)

December 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Behaviors Supporting High Performing Teams (Colorado CoP)

October 11, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am
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Taste of Congress 2019 – Round 2 (Colorado CoP)

October 4, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Taste of Congress 2019 (Colorado CoP)

August 29, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Rocks-In-The-Road, An A3 Thinking Experience- (Colorado CoP)

August 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
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Intern and Recent Graduate Lean Learning- (Colorado CoP)

August 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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Study Action Team – (Colorado CoP)

July 12, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Colorado CoP)

June 21, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Gemba Walk: Meow Wolf Denver- (Colorado CoP)

June 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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The Business Case for Lean- (Colorado CoP)

May 22, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Colorado CoP)

April 26, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Colorado CoP)

March 29, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Go Where the Work is!- (Colorado CoP)

March 15, 2019 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee – (Colorado CoP)

February 22, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (Colorado CoP)

January 18, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Colorado CoP)

January 11, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Mindset of an Effective Big Room (Colorado CoP)

December 4, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 11:30 am
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IPD Contract Workshop Based on AIA-C191 (Colorado CoP)

November 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 3:45 pm
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Introduction to Last Planner System® (Colorado CoP)

September 14, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 11:30 am
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Lean in Your Company (Colorado CoP)

August 10, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
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The Business Case for Lean (Colorado CoP)

July 20, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (Colorado CoP)

September 28, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (Colorado CoP)

October 26, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (Colorado CoP)

November 30, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (Colorado CoP)

August 31, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (Colorado CoP)

May 4, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (Colorado CoP)

June 29, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (Colorado CoP)

July 27, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Study Action Team (SAT) – The Ideal Team Player, Part II (Colorado CoP)

April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am
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Study Action Team – SAT (Colorado CoP)

April 13, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (Colorado CoP)

March 30, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (Colorado CoP)

June 8, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 12:30 pm
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How to Contract for Integrated Project Delivery(Colorado CoP)

November 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
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CDOT-HQ: Lean Design Practices on a Design Build Project (Colorado CoP)

September 15, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am
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Study Action Team (SAT): How to effectively help others understand Lean Construction correlates to better project outcomes. (Colorado CoP)

August 24, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am
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Breckenridge Brewery Tour + CoP Social Event (Colorado CoP)

July 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Lean in Your Company (Colorado CoP)

April 28, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am
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Root Cause Analysis (Colorado CoP)

May 19, 2017 @ 7:00 am – 10:30 am
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The Lean Business Case (Colorado CoP)

March 30, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
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Villego Simulation (Colorado CoP)

February 22, 2017 @ 7:15 am – 12:00 pm
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Lean Coffee: Lessons Learned (Colorado CoP)

November 16, 2016 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am
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Last Planner System®in Design (Colorado CoP)

September 30, 2016 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am
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Integrated Practices in Design and Lessons Learned on the UHS Henderson Hospital (Colorado CoP)

August 26, 2016 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
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Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building – Project Tour

June 22, 2016
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What can we learn about transforming design and construction projects from Joe’s Garage?

June 9, 2016
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A Business Model for Integrated Project Delivery

May 20, 2016
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Lean in Your Company (April 2016)

April 22, 2016
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Lean 101 – Foundational Overview of Lean

March 25, 2016
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A3 Thinking

February 26, 2016
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Retrospective Roundtable on IPD Project Startup

December 4, 2015
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Where Is Your Lean Construction Journey Going?

September 11, 2015
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Project Tour

June 12, 2015
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Lean in Your Company

April 24, 2015
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Target Value Design Workshop

March 26, 2015
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Lean Construction: Building People, It’s Not Just About the Tools

October 3, 2014
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Prescient Plant Tour

August 27, 2014
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Colorado Lean Leaders Reflect on their Journey to Build a Lean Culture

May 28, 2014
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Improv Your Collaboration

April 2, 2014
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Study Action Team (SAT) Book Discussion: 2 Second Lean

February 19, 2014
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