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)

 

SAVE THE DATE!

  • Friday, March 13 @ 7:30am – Lean Learning Series: The Last Planner System
    Hosted by CRB Engineering: 1 Glenlake Parkway NE, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30328
  • Thursday, April 9 @ 7:30am – Presentation: Southland Industries Lean Journey
    Hosted by JE Dunn Construction:  2555 Cumberland Parkway SE, Atlanta, GA  30339
  • Friday, May 8 @ 7:30 – Lean Coffee
    Hosted by Metro Power: 5243 Royal Woods Parkway, Suite 300, Tucker, GA 30084
  • Friday, June 12 @ 7:30am – Lean Learning Series: A3 Thinking
    Hosted by Brasfield & Gorrie: 2999 Circle 75 Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339
 

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LCI Georgia Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Apr
9
Thu
CANCELLED: Southland Industries’ Lean Journey: A Mechanical Trade Partner Perspective (Georgia CoP) @ J.E. Dunn Construction
Apr 9 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Come join us for a discussion with Jessica Kelley, Operational Excellence Manager with Southland Industries, a nationwide MEP Design Build trade partner.

This event will be split between presentation and Q&A and focused on how Southland 

  • Applies Lean principles, systems, and strategies such as Last Planner System®, 5S, Prefabrication, Target Value Delivery for improved Safety, Employee Engagement, and Customer Experience
  • Uses their experiences with Integrated Project Delivery to enable deeper application and better outcomes for the Owner and all project team members
  • Created a Culture of Continuous Improvement through engagement of our front-line labor, design, and project management teams

Speaker: Jessica Kelley, Southland Industries

Jessica has also been engaged with the NorCal LCI CoP Core Team since 2006 and will be able to share experiences, learnings, successes and challenges as they drive to build a Lean Community.

Everyone from designers, builders, owners, front line workers to executives will gain takeaways that can impact improvement from their sphere of influence.

Registration Fee: $25.00

Breakfast and networking will begin at 7:30.
The presentation and Q&A will run from 8:00 to 9:30.

May
8
Fri
A Lean Coffee (Georgia CoP) @ MetroPower
May 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join us for a Lean Coffee to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors! 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. 

Attendance is free of charge. Please pre-register

Breakfast and networking will be from 7:30am. to 8:00am
The Lean Coffee will run from 8:00am. to 9:00am

Jun
12
Fri
LCI Lean Learning Series – A3 Thinking (Georgia CoP) @ Brasfield & Gorrie
Jun 12 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

This topic introduces A3 Thinking for collaborative problem solving.

Participants will learn the definition of an A3, the problem solving structure with explanation of each step of the A3 format.

The LCI Lean Learning Series is a facilitated discussion-oriented event focused on a specific Lean subject matter. The event is more structured than a Lean Coffee yet shorter and less structured than a LCI education course. Its purpose is to provide just enough knowledge base to kick start an engaging Lean discussion amongst the participants. 

Attendance is free of charge. Please pre-register.

Breakfast will be provided, so please arrive on time!

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Apr
23
Thu
WEBINAR: Lean in the Design Phase
Apr 23 @ 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.
May
8
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System® in Design
May 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

In this webinar, Christian Pikel will present key topics and lessons for applying Last Planner System® (LPS®) 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.

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.

May
22
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System®
May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 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.

May
27
Wed
LEAN IN DESIGN FORUM 2020 @ The Adolphus Hotel
May 27 @ 7:30 am – May 28 @ 5:00 pm

Collective skills and commitment play a huge role in the success of the design community.  From ensuring on-time delivery to guaranteeing high quality project value, collaboration is vital to a team’s success.  High performing design and construction teams that empower the intersection of equity, diversity and inclusion with Lean methodologies excel at efficiency while increasing client satisfaction and eliminating re-work.

The 2020 Lean in Design Forum will cover solutions and efficiencies made possible by strong equity, diversity and inclusion across the design community.  Session and discussion topics will include:

  • How Lean thinking intersects with ED&I best practices.
  • The importance of collaboration and the strength of high performing teams.
  • How to use Lean practices to promote equity, inclusion and the advancement of women,
  • The connection of design thinking and diversity

The annual 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 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.

Attendees will find immense value in:

  • Presentations by experienced Lean practitioners
  • Interactive learning roundtables
  • Lean in the 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 – the must-attend design industry event of the year!

Registration includes the Wednesday evening reception on May 27th, as well as full breakfast and lunch on the days for which you are registered.

Jun
5
Fri
WEBINAR: Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD)
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Staying within the allowable budget and ensuring the team’s innovation decreases waste and increases value to the customer are attributes of successful project delivery and can be achieved through Target Value Delivery (TVD). TVD is a disciplined management practice with several phases (Business Case Planning, Validation, Value Delivery and Value Post Construction) meant to be applied holistically to obtain maximum value. The phases of TVD can be supplemented by core components like team organization, Big Room, project planning, cost modeling, continuous estimating and conceptual design. Take the first step in your journey towards mastering each of the TVD phases and all of the core components in this 90-minute webinar.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe attributes of a team culture required to support TVD
  • Understand how to align project deliverables with customer-defined value
  • Define the major phases in the TVD process and how they relate
Jun
18
Thu
WEBINAR: Recognizing and Eliminating the 8 Wastes
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Looking to improve your project outcomes? Studies have shown that up to 70-80% of activities performed in design and construction are waste or considered non-value added. We need to learn to see waste in order to reduce waste. This webinar will help participants see waste and will provide creative ways to start to reduce waste and add more value to our projects.

LCIs Georgia Community of Practice PAST Events

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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