Georgia

LCI Georgia Community of Practice

Welcome to the Georgia Community of Practice (CoP)! The LCI Georgia Community of Practice hosts networking and training events dedicated to creating an environment where owners, designers, contractors, suppliers, academics and industry organizations can connect, share, learn, and explore Lean principles and processes. Our CoP group includes Lean practitioners and enthusiasts at various levels of experience and a wide range of expertise with a common interest around improving our industry and the delivery of value to our Owners and community.

There are several ways to get involved…

Lean Coffee:  A monthly informal networking event where individuals at all levels of experience can discuss a variety of Lean-related topics. It is open to members and non-members, there is no cost, all are welcome, and no previous Lean experience is necessary.

LCI Education Courses and General Events: Throughout the year the LCI Georgia CoP will hold educational events on a variety of topics related Lean construction.  The cost of each event varies depending on the specific event and instructor.

How to start:

1. Connect on the LCI Georgia CoP LinkedIn page by clicking on the button in the Social Media section below.

2. Send an email with your complete contact information to Franklin Dickson (FDickson@JMWilkerson.com) to introduce yourself and to be added to the mailing list.

For questions or comments about the LCI Georgia CoP please email Elizabeth Taylor (Elizabeth.Taylor@JEDunn.com)

LCI-Georgia Core Group:
Leader
– Elizabeth Taylor (Elizabeth.Taylor@JEDunn.com)
Vice Leader – Jeremiah Sugarman (Jeremiah.Sugarman@JEDunn.com)
Events Leader – Stephen Cary (S.Cary@EckardtGroup.com)
Social Media / PR – Matt Spears (Matt.Spears@Nintex.com)
Student Liaison – Karin Cornell ( Karin.Cornell@JEDunn.com )
Membership – Franklin Dickson (FDickson@JMWilkerson.com)

 

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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 Georgia Community of Practice PAST Events

A Virtual Lean Coffee (Georgia CoP)

June 12, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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May 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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CANCELLED: Southland Industries’ Lean Journey: A Mechanical Trade Partner Perspective (Georgia CoP)

April 9, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
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CANCELLED: LCI Lean Learning Series – Last Planner System (Georgia CoP)

March 13, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Georgia CoP)

February 7, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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LCI Lean Learning Series – What is Lean? (Georgia CoP)

January 17, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Georgia CoP)

December 13, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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LCI Lean Learning Series / Exploring the 8 Wastes (Georgia CoP)

November 8, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Georgia CoP)

October 11, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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LCI Course: Mindset of an Effective Big Room (Georgia CoP)

September 27, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Georgia CoP)

August 9, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Georgia CoP)

July 12, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Georgia CoP)

June 14, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Georgia CoP)

April 12, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (Georgia CoP)

March 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee – (Georgia CoP)

February 8, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (Georgia CoP)

November 9, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (Georgia CoP)

October 12, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (Georgia CoP)

September 7, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (Georgia CoP)

August 10, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (Georgia CoP)

July 13, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (Georgia CoP)

June 8, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Happy Hour & Networking (Georgia CoP)

May 15, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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The Forgotten Pillar: The People Side of Lean (Georgia CoP)

May 4, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 11:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (Georgia CoP)

April 13, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (Georgia CoP)

March 9, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
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Lean Coffee -February 2018 (Georgia CoP)

February 9, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
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Lean Coffee – June 2017 (Georgia CoP)

June 2, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee -April 2017 (Georgia CoP)

April 28, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Lean Coffee

March 24, 2016
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Internal Lean Operations & Kaizen

September 22, 2015
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Better, Faster Decisions with Formal Decision Models

March 11, 2015
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Introduction to Target Value Design

November 20, 2014
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Integrated Project Delivery Panel Discussion

July 30, 2014
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Learning Last Planner® with Villego

June 3, 2014
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Last Planner® Implementation at Effingham County Sheriff’s Office and Jail

April 29, 2014
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