DC Metro

LCI DC Metro Community of Practice

The DC Metro Community of Practice provides a meeting ground where those local to MD, DC and VA, can gather, learn, connect, and explore Lean practices. The CoP consists of owners, architects, designers, engineers, contractors and suppliers. Together the CoP shares successes, failures and explores new ideas in Lean both for organizations and the larger industry. Join us to help guide you on your journey in transforming how we design and build in the Nation’s Capital!

 

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LCI DC Metro Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Jan
23
Thu
DC Metro 2020 Kickoff Networking Happy Hour(DC Metro CoP) @ The Liberty Tavern
Jan 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

We are getting together to share the 2020 events calendar and get to know others who have an interest in providing more value to our clients, employees and companies. Our local DC Community of Practice is growing and invite you to join us in that growth. 

 4:30-5:00 Meet and Greet with the DC Metro Community of Practice

 5:00-5:30 DC Metro Preview for 2020

 • Hear about the upcoming event & training schedule

 • Discover the new Self-paced Lean eLearning Courses 

 • Learn about membership benefits

 5:30-6:30 Networking 

This is a “pay your own way” event to eliminate registration costs. Please register so we can provide an accurate count to the venue. Feel free to arrive anytime during the event time and we look forward to seeing you there! 

Appetizers and beverages will be available at your own cost.

 

Parking: There is public parking nearby. If you choose to metro, the Clarendon Metro Station on the Orange/Silver line is 2 blocks away.

 

Feb
21
Fri
LCI Lean Learning Series – What is Lean? (DC Metro CoP) @ AGC
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for an LCI Lean Learning Session and Lean Coffee to lean and support each other in our Lean endeavors!

LCI Lean Learning Sessions are 30-45 minute facilitated discussions on a particular subject matter having to do with Lean Project Delivery, ideally leading the participants into new action. This month’s session will be “What is Lean”.

Right after the Learning Session we will continue the discussion in our Lean Coffee. Take part in an open conversation in a safe, small and low-pressure environment about the topics that are relevant to our Lean community. We want to hear about the problems you are solving, the issues you want to solve, and lessons you’ve learned on your Lean Journey. No previous Lean experience is required. 

 Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS! Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the group. Once all topics have been pitched, voting begins to establish a priority for discussing the topics. Topics are then ordered from highest to lowest votes and examined accordingly. Participants will receive 8 minutes of time to discuss the topic. After 8 minutes there will be a ‘thumbs up/ thumbs down’ to decide whether or not the discussion should continue. Thumbs up equals 4 more minutes on the clock. This happens until it is agreed that the topic has been discussed to satisfaction. Takeaways are considered and then the topic with the next largest amount of votes is addressed. Come as you are and be ready to learn. 

Registration is Free – Registration Required

 

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Jan
23
Thu
WEBINAR: Lean Leadership: How to Implement and Cultivate a Continuous Culture of Lean – sponsored by Procore
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lean is more than tools and techniques—you’ll know it’s been successfully implemented within your company when your best learners become your best leaders.

In this webinar, find out how everyone in your organization can become a leader in Lean, and how implementing a Lean culture throughout the entire organization is key to bringing your company to the next level of productivity and possibilities.

Join us for this invaluable presentation from Cory Hackler, Lean Manager at DPR Construction, a national general contracting company specializing in complex, sustainable projects, and has been using Lean principles in its projects for nearly two decades.

You’ll hear how to define and apply Lean leadership principles at your company, success stories from DPR’s groundbreaking Lean Leadership program, and strategies for cultivating a continuous culture of Lean throughout your organization.

From your field to accounting teams, Lean learners and enthusiasts of all levels will benefit from this webinar.

You’ll hear:
– Success stories on implementing Lean culture
– How to practically apply Lean leadership knowledge to your business
– How to learn from your strategic partners to drive towards a common goal
– Strategies for teams to collect feedback and build continuous lean training and a culture of Lean

Jan
29
Wed
WEBINAR: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (LPD)
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This Introduction to Lean Project Delivery webinar will introduce Lean as relative to the design and construction industry.  Participants will learn why Lean matters for their projects and why they should care. They will be introduced to the key principles and wastes that are foundational to Lean.  

  • During this presentation, participants will learn to:
  • Define Lean and the principles associated with a Lean operating system
  • Identify the principles and tools relevant to Lean design and construction processes
  • Recognize various types of waste in design and construction and apply tools to reduce, minimize and/or eliminate waste.
Feb
7
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to Takt Time Production Planning
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Takt planning has come into its own in the last few years. Companies including BMW, Sutter Health and Others have reported very positive results of implementing Takt planning. This webinar will introduce you to the basics of Takt Time production planning for construction.
Takt planning has been used in Manufacturing and is very straight-forward when used on a standard manufacturing with a fixed assembly line. While construction has a very different work flow, many of the same concepts apply to construction.
The value of Takt planning has been realized in combination with other Lean tools like the Last Planner System(R) and Lean Principles. Takt production planning is especially effective for project with repetitive spaces. Takt is German word (Taktzeit Cycle) for establishing the “beat” or rhythm of a process. In construction, various installation speeds disrupt flow and create waste. Creating a Takt plan and managing production plans that are location based is the central premise of Takt planning. Takt planning is used to synchronize the sequences and therefor the trade partners flow of work and to level the work and create a production plan and consistent rhythm of work, materials and information associate with conditions at specific locations.

Feb
27
Thu
WEBINAR: How to Contract using Lean without an IPD Contract: the ConsensusDocs 305 Standard Lean Construction Addendum
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Lean design and construction methods have emerged as one of the most significant developments to improve value, efficiency, and relationships in the design and construction industry. Design and construction contracts provide both a potential obstacle and opportunity to incorporating Lean tools and developing a Lean culture for your next construction project. Learn how you can use the ConsensusDocs 305 Lean Addendum to facilitate a Lean project without an integrated project delivery (IPD) contract. Getting your contracts right to encourage Lean is difficult. Now there is an industry contract standard form to help.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an overview of the ConsensusDocs 305 Lean Addendum
  • Learn Lean project fundamentals that you can incorporate in your project’s contracts
  • Understand how to implement Lean practices and Lean culture when an Owner’s constraints preclude use of an IPD contract. 

Presenters:

Joseph Cleves, Partner – Taft Law

Joel Darrington, Contracting Counsel – DPR Construction

Brian Perlberg, Executive Director, Senior Counsel – ConsensusDocs

Tom Richert, Principal – Lean Project Consulting, Inc.

Mar
19
Thu
WEBINAR: Avoiding the Big Mistakes: 5 Essentials To Ensure High Performance
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

“All of the big mistakes happen on the first day.” – BIG BIM little bim, Finith E. Jernigan AIA

There are five essentials owners often overlook when standing up a project team. This webinar will challenge common day one assumptions. It will take owners beyond good intentions and fuzzy team building to address deep rooted attitudes and habits that drive supply chain self-serving and adversarial behavior. We will provide also provide you four criteria to evaluate individuals and determine up front if you have a high performing individual, or not. As a bonus you will receive a PDF of a comprehensive checklist for launching a high performing team.

 

LCI DC Metro Community of Practice Past Presentations

LCIs DC Metro Community of Practice PAST Events

An Introduction to Target Value Delivery (DC Metro CoP)

November 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
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DC Metro CoP Happy Hour Networking (DC Metro)

September 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee (DC Metro)

June 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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Southland Industries Fabrication Shop Gemba Walk (DC Metro)

June 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (DC Metro)

April 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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A Lean Coffee: Managing the Clients Expectations (DC Metro)

March 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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A Lean Coffee: Effective Planning Before Building (DC Metro)

February 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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LCI DC Kickoff Happy Hour (DC Metro CoP)

January 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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Choosing By Advantages (DC Metro CoP)

November 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee-Virtual Meeting (DC Metro & Baltimore)

October 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (DC Metro – Baltimore)

September 27, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (DC Metro CoP)

September 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (DC Metro CoP/Baltimore)

June 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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Baltimore Lean Coffee (Howard & Anne Arundel counties)

May 4, 2018 @ 8:45 am – 10:15 am
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A Lean Coffee: Eliminating Design Delays & Defects (D.C. Metro CoP)

May 18, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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A Lean Coffee: Lean in Corporate Practices (DC Metro CoP)

April 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (D.C. Metro CoP)

March 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (DC Metro CoP – Baltimore)

March 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (DC Metro CoP – Baltimore)

February 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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Lean Coffee – January 2018-Baltimore (DC Metro CoP)

January 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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Lean Brew/Happy Hour – December (National Capital Region CoP)

December 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Lean Coffee – December 2017 -Baltimore (National Capital Region CoP)

December 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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LCI Learning Module: Introduction to Last Planner System (National Capital Region CoP)

September 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
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Lean Coffee – July 2017 (National Capital Region CoP)

July 14, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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Lean Coffee – June 2017 (National Capital Region CoP)

June 9, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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Lean Coffee – June 2017 -Baltimore (National Capital Region CoP)

June 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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Lean Coffee – May 2017 (National Capital Region CoP)

May 19, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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Lean Coffee – April 2017 -Baltimore (National Capital Region CoP)

April 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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Lean Coffee – April 2017 (National Capital Region CoP)

April 14, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
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Lean Coffee – MARCH, Baltimore (National Capital Region CoP)

March 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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A3 Thinking (National Capital Area CoP)

March 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
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Introduction to Lean (NCR CoP)

April 18, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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Lean Coffee – March 2017 (National Capital Region CoP)

March 10, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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Lean Coffee – FEBRUARY, Baltimore (National Capital Region CoP)

February 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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Lean Coffee – JANUARY, Baltimore (National Capital Region CoP)

January 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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2017 Season Kickoff Event (National Capital Region CoP)

February 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Lean Coffee – FEBRUARY (National Capital Region CoP)

February 10, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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Lean Coffee – JANUARY (National Capital Region CoP)

January 13, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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Lean Coffee – DECEMBER (National Capital Region CoP)

December 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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Lean Coffee – DECEMBER, Baltimore (National Capital Region CoP)

December 2, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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Lean Coffee – NOVEMBER (National Capital Region CoP)

November 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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Lean Coffee – October, Baltimore (National Capital Region CoP)

October 28, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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Lean Coffee – September, Baltimore (National Capital Region CoP)

September 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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Lean Coffee – SEPTEMBER (National Capital Region CoP)

September 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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Introduction to Choosing by Advantages

September 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
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Lean Coffee – Baltimore August

August 26, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
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Lean Coffee – August

August 12, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
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