Kansas City

LCI Kansas City Community of Practice

The LCI Kansas City Community of Practice is working to rejuvenate our local practice and has hit the ground running in 2016 with monthly lean coffee’s (the 3rd Wednesday of every month) and larger quarterly events. So far in 2016 we have hosted an IPD presentation and Gemba walk. The purpose of the Kansas City Community of Practice is to educate and help grow lean construction knowledge here in our community. Please contact us if you would like to get more involved or learn more!

For questions about this CoP please contact Denise Erminger at Lean Construction Institute.

 

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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.

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July 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Kansas City CoP)

June 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Lunch- (Kansas City CoP)

April 17, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee – (Kansas City CoP)

February 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Kansas City CoP)

January 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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LCI KC Happy Hour (Kansas City CoP)

December 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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A Lean Lunch (Kansas City CoP)

November 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee: Focused on Last Planner® & Scheduling (Kansas City CoP)

October 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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Introduction to Last Planner® (Kansas City CoP)

September 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
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A Lean Lunch (Kansas City CoP)

September 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (Kansas City CoP)

June 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
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A Lean Lunch (Kansas City CoP)

May 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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A Lean Lunch (Kansas City CoP)

April 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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CANCELLED -Introduction to Last Planner System®(Kansas City CoP)

April 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Lean Lunch (Kansas City CoP)

March 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Lean Lunch (Kansas City CoP)

February 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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A Lean Lunch – January 2018 (Kansas City CoP)

January 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Lean Lunch (Kansas City CoP)

November 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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CANCELLED – Lean Lunch (Kansas City CoP)

September 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Lean Lunch (Kansas City CoP)

March 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Lean Lunch (Kansas City CoP)

May 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Coworkers and Cocktails Happy Hour (Kansas City CoP)

August 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Introduction to Lean (Kansas City CoP)

June 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Business Case for Lean – KCAHE/LCI Combined event (Kansas City CoP)

April 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Lean Coffee – February (Kansas City CoP)

February 15, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Parade of Trades – Reliable Flow (Groundhog Day) (Kansas City CoP)

February 2, 2017 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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Lean Coffee – January (Kansas City CoP)

January 25, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – November (Kansas City CoP)

November 16, 2016 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – October (Kansas City CoP)

October 19, 2016 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Target Value Design Simulation (Kansas City CoP)

September 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Lean Coffee – August 2016

August 17, 2016 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
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CURT Past Events

April 20, 2016 @ 9:56 am – 10:56 am
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Lean Coffee – December

December 16, 2016
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Lean Coffee – July 2016

July 20, 2016
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Lean Coffee – June 2016

June 15, 2016
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Gemba Walk at the Church of the Ressurection Project

May 26, 2016
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Lean Coffee – May 2016

May 18, 2016
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Lean Coffee – April 2016

April 20, 2016
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Lean Coffee – March 2016

March 9, 2016
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Lean Coffee – February 2016

February 17, 2016
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Lean Coffee – January 2016

January 20, 2016
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Lean Coffee – November

November 18, 2015
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October 28, 2015
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