1400 North 14th Street, 12th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209
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!
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
71 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Design Community – your involvement in the beginning of the project planning process is crucial to saving the team from delivering projects late and with less value. This is also where Lean in design can help! Lean methodologies are helping 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 2018 Lean in Design Forum will address common struggles LCI members encounter such as:
The annual 2018 LCI/P2SL/AIA Lean in Design Forum is the 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.
2018 Lean in Design Forum attendees will find immense value in:
Join design colleagues at this year’s Lean in Design Forum in Chicago – the must-attend design industry event!
For questions about Design Forum programming, please contact Joan Piccariello, Director of Program Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in getting your company’s name in front of the leaders in Lean design? Become a Lean in Design Forum Sponsor or Exhibitor*!
Contact Ilene Goldberg, email@example.com, for more information.
* Limited number of exhibit tables available!
This conference provides a forum for owners who are implementing Lean in their organizations to connect with other similar Owners. We are focused on connecting and educating those on their Lean journey. The conference will be a series of owner panels with facilitated discussion to follow each.
LCI Owner’s Committee: Bill Seed (Jackson Health System); Al Manshum (Advocate Health); Scott Nelson (Advocate Health); Mike Mayra (General Motors); Victor Sanvido (LCI); Mike Staun (Procter & Gamble); John Bechtel (PSU); Digby Christian (Sutter Health).
Join us for a Lean Coffee to explore the topic of Lean in Corporate Practices. Briefly hear about Herman Miller’s journey with Lean and be prepared to discuss and share how Lean practices have been incorporated into your corporate programs and business strategies. What was the impetus for embracing Lean? What has been successful? What is still a challenge? These questions and more may be discussed! Take part in an open conversation in a safe, small and low-pressure environment. Come to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors!
Participants will include designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations. 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.
Attendance at this event may be submitted to AGC for CE hours for CM-Lean.
Attendance is free of charge.
There is no onsite parking. However, there are many public parking garages available nearby. The showroom is located near the Capital One Arena, on the Red Line of the WMATA Metro.
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.
How it works: Participants propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn on a sticky note – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS! Once all topics have been listed, voting begins to establish a priority for discussing the topics. Topics are then examined accordingly, based on the number of votes received. 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.
Attendance is free of charge.
*** IMPORTANT NOTES FOR THE MAY 4th LEAN COFFEE ***
Due to the secure location of this building, a few extra ground rules are needed for May’s event. First, no cell phones are allowed above the first floor. Please leave them in the car. Everyone needs to bring a photo ID (DL) and after identification sign in and receive a temporary badge. All participants must be escorted to the 4th floor. It is very important that you register through this official invitation so we can get an accurate head count. We will meet at 8:45 am in the lobby 1st floor, sign in and proceed to the 4th floor together. Stragglers can phone in and get signed in and escorted up.
*** COMING UP ***
Special Preview here! Mark your calendars on Friday June 22nd for a joint Baltimore/DC Metro Lean Coffee @ MD MEP (Columbia MD – http://www.mdmep.org). We are very excited about bringing the two local groups together for this event!