Greater Des Moines

The LCI Greater Des Moines CoP is forming to provide a community where owners, designers, builders, trade partners and Lean professionals can connect and benefit from educational and networking events. Stay tuned for the first event to be launched in mid-fall! Be sure to update your MyLCI account preferences to include the Greater Des Moines CoP if you’re located in the region to receive invitations to local events.
LCI-Greater Des Moines Core Group:
Leader — Jeff Scandrett, Hy-Vee Construction
Vice-Leader — Larry Cormicle, Iowa State University
Events Leader — Dave Regenold, The Baker Group
Core Group Member — Burke Sandman, The Weitz Company
For questions or comments about this CoP please contact derminger@leanconstruction.org

 

SAVE THE DATE!

10/9/2018 at 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
What:  A Lean Coffee focusing on Value Stream Mapping
Where:  The Baker Group, 1600 SE Corporate Woods Drive, Ankeny, IA  50021
RSVP to leanrsvp@weitz.com
Note:  The Greater Des Moines CoP is currently transitioning into the LCI organization.  This event is not in the LCI registration system so please use the above link if you would like to attend.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

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 Greater Des Moines Community of Practice PAST Events

Virtual Lean Coffee (Greater Des Moines CoP)

July 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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LCI Lean Learning Series – Target Value Delivery (Greater Des Moines CoP)

June 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Lean In The Construction Supply Chain (Greater Des Moines CoP)

May 12, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A VIRTUAL MEETING: LCI Lean Learning Series – Big Room (Greater Des Moines CoP)

April 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Last Planner System in Design (Greater Des Moines CoP)

March 10, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Lean Coffee (Greater Des Moines CoP)

February 11, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Prefabrication: Design to Production (Greater Des Moines CoP)

January 14, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Learning Series: Last Planner System® (Greater Des Moines CoP)

December 10, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Utilizing the Last Planner System® (LPS) On All Projects, Regardless of Size(Greater Des Moines CoP)

November 12, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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LCI Lean Learning Series / Exploring the 8 Wastes (Greater Des Moines CoP)

October 8, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Turner/MSFT Presentation on High Risk Activity Integration in LPS(Greater Des Moines CoP)

September 10, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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ISU Gerdin Building Addition-Tour (Greater Des Moines CoP)

August 13, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Microsoft Jobsite Tour- Turner Construction

July 9, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
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Better Building Workshop- (Greater Des Moines CoP)

May 14, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee – (Greater Des Moines CoP)

April 9, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Building A Lean Organization: Empowering People to Change – (Greater Des Moines CoP)

March 12, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Greater Des Moines CoP)

February 12, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Parade of Trades Simulation (Greater Des Moines CoP)

January 8, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Greater Des Moines CoP)

December 11, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coach’s Analysis of Last Planner Successes and Failures – WEBINAR

February 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
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Getting Over the Hump of Good Intentions: From Forming and Storming to Performing – WEBINAR

January 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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WEBINAR – IPD for Small Projects – Is it Possible?: An Owners Perspective

December 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
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WEBINAR – Introduction to Choosing By Advantages (CBA)

November 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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WEBINAR – A Lean Coach s Anaylsis of Last Planner Successes and Failures

December 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
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WEBINAR – Continuous Improvement – Why Care?: An Introduction to Lean Project Delivery

December 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
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Lean Coffee November 2017 (Carolinas CoP)

November 2, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Webinar – Time Management and the Use of Lean Principles

November 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
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Lean Brew/Happy Hour – November (National Capital Region CoP)

November 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Siemens Energy Hub Plant Tour (Carolinas CoP)

November 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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WEBINAR – Continuous Improvement – Why Care?

October 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
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Lean Coffee – October (National Capital Region CoP)

October 13, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
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2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – Building a Safety Culture: Findings from the Latest Research on Construction Safety From Dodge Data & Analytics

October 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – Proactively Managing Site Logistics Through Software

October 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – IoT and the Lean Champion: What the Connected Jobsite Will Mean for Your Organization

October 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – Trimble’s LeanSight, In Action

October 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
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2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – Integrated Delivery: Design- Manufacture- Build

September 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
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2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – The Software Version of the Sticky Note Planning Process with BIM360 Plan

September 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – Overview of Commercial Modular Construction

September 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – Using Fieldwire to track on-site commitments

September 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – The 5 Things You Cant Spread Improvement Without

October 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – How Different Construction Technologies Can Make You More Lean

September 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – The Most Powerful Interactions of Lean Construction and Advancing Technology

September 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – How to use The Pocket Sensei with Hal Macomber

September 27, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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CANCELLED – 2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – Limbach – The Journey to Lean Mechanical Systems Delivery

September 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – Become a Lean Champion with AGCs Lean Construction Education Program

September 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – Lean Scheduling, CPM, and Field Collaboration Unite for Exceptional Project Delivery

September 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
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2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – Advancing Your Supply Chain with LeanCor

September 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – Increasing Productivity in a Tight Labor Market

September 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
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2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – Harness the power of your organization s improvement potential using The Lean Way

September 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – Simple Methods to Integrate Craft Worker Ingenuity into Lean Productivity and Safety

September 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
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2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – The Domino Effect of a Qwikinstall Frame Lean Construction Initiative

September 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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CANCELED- The Business Case for Lean – Columbus (Ohio Valley CoP)

September 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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2017 CONGRESS EXHIBIT HALL WEBINAR SERIES – Effective Management of the Last Planner System using vPlanner

September 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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ABA Construction Law Forum: LCI Business Case for Lean

October 4, 2017 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Lean Coffee – August (National Capital Region CoP)

August 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
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WEBINAR – Using the Last Planner System in Design

September 1, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
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WEBINAR – A Lean Coach s Anaylsis of Last Planner Successes and Failures

August 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
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WEBINAR – What is Integrated Project Delivery? On Time and On Budget at Sutter Health

July 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
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Lean Coffee July 2017 (Carolinas CoP)

July 28, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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19th Annual Congress – Anaheim

October 16, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Last Planners Workshop

July 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
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Managing to Learn: The Use of the A3 Management Process Workshop

May 3, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
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LCI Owner Forum

June 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Lean In Design Forum 2017

May 31, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 4:15 pm
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Lean Coffee JAN17 (Chicago CoP)

January 5, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee – December (Upper Midwest CoP)

December 8, 2016 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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