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

Taste of Congress Part 2 – 2020 (Colorado CoP) @ Zoom Meeting
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Every year, abstracts from around the country are submitted to LCI National to present at LCI Congress in front of hundreds of owners, the design community, trade partners, and general contractors.  This year, Colorado had three chosen to present, but more submitted.  The Colorado CoP would like to share snippets from two of the four with our community.  The next two will be shared at the September CoP meeting.  Join the virtual presentation to see what your fellow Coloradans are doing in regard to Lean!
The team of HCA Healthcare and JE Dunn will discuss ​IPD behaviors without the IFOA and the plus/delta’s from a GC and Owner perspective. They will go into depth on how Integrative and collaborative design isn’t only possible with an IFOA/IPD project. Utilizing lean principles, HCA re-defined what Early Design Involvement (EDI) was within their organization both from how an owner needs to engage, behave and drive and how they expect the Design partner, trades and builders to engage, behave and drive. Finally, the team will discuss lessons learned collected during the individual project executions that have since been used to further advance HCA’s EDI program and JE Dunn’s approach to efficient project execution. 


  • Tammy McConaughy is a Senior Lean Specialist with JE Dunn Construction, where she is currently coaching, facilitating, training and supporting teams in utilizing lean tools such as Target Value Design, Integrated Project Delivery, and the Last Planner System along with lean behaviors. Ms. McConaughy began her lean journey in 2006 in conjunction with the achievement of her Six Sigma black belt and has worked in the construction industry since 2003.
  • Brandon Moore is an experienced Group Manager/VP at JE Dunn Construction, with a demonstrated history of working in the Healthcare Construction industry. Skilled in Project Management, Value Engineering, Contractors, Project Estimation, and Lean Construction. Strong program and project management professional with a Bachleor of Science focused in Operations Management from Auburn University.
  • Marty Corrado is a General Superintendent with JE Dunn Construction in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
  • Ashley Aye is the Director of Strategy & Productivity at HCA Healthcare focusing on Project/Program Management, Process Improvement, Problem Solving, People Management, Executive Communication, Change Management, Facilities Management, Lean Manufacturing.

UPCOMING National LCI Events

WEBINAR: Bosch RefinemySite. The Lean collaboration platform by Bosch
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

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.

WEBINAR: Getting the most of the Last Planner System® during Covid-19
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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.

WEBINAR: 10 Resources to Guide an Effective Lean Construction Journey
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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.

22nd Annual Congress (Virtual) @ 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.


WEBINAR: Effective Big Room @ GoToWebinar
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the meaning of a Big Room, and understand the purpose and benefits of implementing the approach to improving project outcomes.
  2. Understand the characteristics and behaviors of a Big Room Team including aspects of effective facilitation.
  3. Identify venue types for hosting a Big Room, and discover the key elements for tailoring the space to support collaborative activities.
  4. Gain insights into how the Big Room approach supports knowledge sharing and enhanced collaboration.
Conversations With Coaches @ Zoom Meeting
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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.


LCIs Colorado Community of Practice PAST Events

Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building – Project Tour

June 22, 2016

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

June 9, 2016

A Business Model for Integrated Project Delivery

May 20, 2016

Lean in Your Company (April 2016)

April 22, 2016

Lean 101 – Foundational Overview of Lean

March 25, 2016

A3 Thinking

February 26, 2016

Retrospective Roundtable on IPD Project Startup

December 4, 2015

Where Is Your Lean Construction Journey Going?

September 11, 2015

Project Tour

June 12, 2015

Lean in Your Company

April 24, 2015

Target Value Design Workshop

March 26, 2015

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

October 3, 2014

Prescient Plant Tour

August 27, 2014

Colorado Lean Leaders Reflect on their Journey to Build a Lean Culture

May 28, 2014

Improv Your Collaboration

April 2, 2014

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

February 19, 2014