Dallas Fort Worth

LCI Dallas Fort Worth Community of Practice

Welcome to the Dallas/Fort Worth Community of Practice. We strive to be your top resource for knowledge of Lean design and construction practices in our area. As part of the Lean Construction Institute, we provide regular events focused on improving design and construction project delivery. We invite you to attend these informative events for an opportunity to network with colleagues and learn more about the Lean construction practices that are creating better, faster, and more profitable projects for owners, architects, and contractors. 

For more information or to schedule an event, please contact Patrick Stutler  (PStutler@tcco.com).

 

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Local Lean Buzz!

The LCI Dallas-Fort Worth CoP is excited to welcome the 21st Annual LCI Congress to Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 14-18, 2019! We are working with our fellow Texan CoPs in Austin, San Antonio and the Houston Lean Interest Group as well as the rest of the CoPs to bring more than 1,600 design and construction professionals together in Fort Worth for Lean knowledge transfer.

LCI Dallas Fort Worth Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Jun
27
Thu
Scrum for Design and Construction, a workshop – (Dallas Fort Worth CoP) @ Texo
Jun 27 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

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LCI Dallas Fort Worth CoP

presents

Scrum for Design and Construction, a workshop


Exponential team velocity improvements await. Scrum harnesses the power individuals working together in one direction, a team with a shared purpose. The method often more than doubles productivity with less effort and invigorates engagement. This course is geared to individuals and teams with no, some, or seasoned experience with the Scrum framework. Workshop resources will be provided to guide scaling up to fully functional Scrum teams in your organization. Scrum continues to be adopted in the construction industry worldwide. Are you ready to make your work easier and become more valuable for your organization?

Jeff Sutherland is a true pioneer advancing lean thinking across multiple industries. The Scrum method borrows from the best of martial arts, judicial decision making, advanced aerial combat, robotics, and many other disciplines. Scrum has been used to prove what others considered unachievable – inventing a trailblazing technology, devising a new system of education, pioneering a way to feed the hungry, or building a foundation for your family to thrive.


Speakers:

  • Felipe Engineer-Manriquez –  McCarthy Building Companies – International Lean speaker, a serial entrepreneur, MBA graduate, KAIZEN Green Belt, McCarthy Building Companies’ first Lean Director responsible for overseeing a comprehensive Lean program for the family of McCarthy Building Companies. Felipe Engineer-Manriquez is a committed Lean practitioner with over nine years of direct experience implementing Lean on a variety of construction projects. Engineer-Manriquez is an active contributing member of the Lean Construction Institute and is an approved Last Planner® System, Target Value Delivery, and Mindset of an Effective Big Room instructor/facilitator.

    A Jeff Sutherland Certified ScrumMaster® with years of weekly sprints moved to “Done” and user of Scrum to teach Scrum to fellow construction professionals via guided interactive learning – over 1,000 industry partners. A Project Management Professional (PMP®) continuously updating project management knowledge, experience, and skills to bring projects to successful completion. Felipe also currently serves as the chair of the Construction Industry Institute Collaborative Scheduling Research Team (18-362). A LEED AP BD+C United States Green Building Council professional, Engineer-Manriquez earned an MBA from California State University at San Bernardino and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


 

REGISTRATION:

Member Rate: $35.00

Non-Member Rate: $45.00

Light breakfast refreshments will be provided 

Parking available onsite 

 

UPCOMING National LCI Events


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May
29
Wed
Lean in Design Forum 2019 @ Palmer House - A Hilton Hotel
May 29 @ 7:30 am – May 30 @ 5:00 pm

Connect to the Industry Through Partner Investment.

As a member of the design community, your involvement in the beginning of the project planning process is crucial. From ensuring on-time delivery to guaranteeing high-quality project value, your role is vital to your team’s success. Lean in Design can help you continue to exceed expectations! Lean methodologies help design and construction companies in the U.S. and around the world become more efficient while increasing client satisfaction, cutting costs and eliminating re-work.

The 2019 Lean in Design Forum will address common challenges members of the design community often encounter such as:
Transforming a firm’s culture holistically
Implementing Last Planner® System in design effectively
Making sound decisions collaboratively
Onboarding team members consistently

The annual 2019 LCI Lean in Design Forum, in partnership with P2SL and AIA is a unique event where designers come together to learn about and advance Lean methodologies. Industry-leading design practitioners will present on how Lean techniques free up time for creative decision-making and innovative problem-solving on current topics affecting the design community.

2019 Lean in Design Forum attendees will find immense value in:
Presentations by experienced Lean practitioners
Interactive learning roundtables
Lean in design phase educational sessions
Networking among Lean practitioners with passion for collaboration, creativity and efficient project delivery.

Join your colleagues in the design community at this year’s Lean in Design Forum in Chicago — the must-attend design industry event of the year!

Your registration fee includes the Wednesday evening reception on May 29, plus full breakfast and lunch on the days for which you are registered.

Jun
14
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System™ in Design @ webinar
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

In this webinar, Christian Pikel will present key topics and lessons for applying Last Planner System™ based production planning to the design phase of a project.  Participants will learn why it is important to break down traditional large design document set deliverables into a map of information hand-offs and to view question resolution as milestones.  

As a shortened primer version of the full Last Planner® in Design workshop, this webinar will introduce participants to the concepts of collaborative design planning and how LPS principles are adapted for the design phase vs the construction phase and supported by concepts and tools such as scrum and Kanban.

Attendees should have a working understanding of Last Planner System™ as applied in construction.

 

Learning Objectives\

At the end of this presentation, attendees will learn:

  • How the principles of Last Planner System™ can be applied to the Design/Development phases of a project.
  • How elements of Agile Management and Scrum Framework that combine productively with LPS in Design Management.
  • How successful application of these frameworks and principles can reduce design rework and improve collaboration.
  • How metrics can be utilized for team feedback.
  • The importance of collaborative plan development and on-going planning conversations in a ‘time-box’ structure.

Presenter:

Christian Pikel, Principal
The ReAlignment Group

CP Headshot copyChristian Pikel, managing principal and senior coach with The ReAlignment Group, brings a unique insight and novel approach to lean/IPD coaching for teams and organizations, defined by a diverse career spanning two decades in the design and construction industry as design/build trade manager, preconstruction and project developer and serial builder owner.  This is coupled with Christian’s ten years of experience as practitioner and student of lean construction and engagement with over 25 IPD projects in roles of collaborator, leader and coach.

Most recently, Assistant Director in Design & Construction for a major national healthcare network, Christian has been integrating project teams from initial team member selection through all phases of project delivery, while supporting internal development of process improvement practices and improving organizational learning behaviors.  Christian is base in the Washington, DC area and travels nationally and internationally to support project team, companies and organizations on their lean/IPD journeys.

His expertise includes:

  • Facilitation, training and coaching for lean capital project development
  • Lean design and construction implementation
  • Integrated Project Delivery training, strategy, team formation & integration
  • Visual management, cost benchmarking and organizational dashboard implementation
  • LCI Instructor:
    • Introduction to Lean Design & Construction
    • Last Planner® System (Construction and Design)
    • Effective Big Room Management
    • Target Value Delivery
  • CoreClarity™ Certified Facilitator and Strengths Coach
  • Scrum Alliance™ Certified Scrum Master


Registration for this webinar will close an hour before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering.

Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone misunderstandings, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions!

**This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all paid registrants**

 

Jun
28
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System™ @ webinar
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

In this webinar we will cover introductory level information to give attendees an understanding of the Last Planner System™ for Construction, how each element of LPS is implemented by a project team, and how all elements work together to provide a complete framework for a team based collaborative production management and continuous improvement system.  The webinar is intended for individuals who have some basic understanding of lean construction principles and who would like to learn more specifically about the Last Planner® System and the pull planning process.

The Last Planner System™, one of the hallmark collaborative planning tools supporting lean design/construction projects, has been shown to streamline the collaborative scheduling process, increase plan reliability and productivity throughout multiple disciplines and provide a common platform for continuous improvement of the planning process. Understanding of the Last Planner System™ is invaluable to firms and individuals progressing on their Lean journey.

Presenter:

Christian Pikel, Principal – The ReAlignment Group

CP Headshot copyChristian Pikel, managing principal and senior coach with The ReAlignment Group, brings a unique insight and novel approach to lean/IPD coaching for teams and organizations, defined by a diverse career spanning two decades in the design and construction industry as design/build trade manager, preconstruction and project developer and serial builder owner.  This is coupled with Christian’s ten years of experience as practitioner and student of lean construction and engagement with over 25 IPD projects in roles of collaborator, leader and coach.

Most recently, Assistant Director in Design & Construction for a major national healthcare network, Christian has been integrating project teams from initial team member selection through all phases of project delivery, while supporting internal development of process improvement practices and improving organizational learning behaviors.  Christian is base in the Washington, DC area and travels nationally and internationally to support project team, companies and organizations on their lean/IPD journeys.

His expertise includes:

  • Facilitation, training and coaching for lean capital project development
  • Lean design and construction implementation
  • Integrated Project Delivery training, strategy, team formation & integration
  • Visual management, cost benchmarking and organizational dashboard implementation
  • LCI Instructor:
    • Introduction to Lean Design & Construction
    • Last Planner® System (Construction and Design)
    • Effective Big Room Management
    • Target Value Delivery
  • CoreClarity™ Certified Facilitator and Strengths Coach
  • Scrum Alliance™ Certified Scrum Master


Registration for this webinar will close an hour before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering. 

Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone misunderstandings, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions!

**This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all paid registrants**

 

Oct
14
Mon
SAVE THE DATE
21st LCI CONGRESS
Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day
 

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