Milwaukee

The LCI Milwaukee Community of Practice is a robust, diverse group of professionals from across the design and construction industry passionate about bringing people together to increase the adoption of a Lean approach. We are dedicated to raising awareness of Lean principles and strengthening Lean practices in the Milwaukee design and construction community by:

  • advancing Lean knowledge and understanding
  • providing academic, applied and experiential learning opportunities that engage members at any point in their development of Lean mastery
  • building a Lean network to better connect people and ideas

As part of the Lean Construction Institute, we provide regular informational and networking events focused on improving design and construction delivery. Whether you are just beginning with Lean or a seasoned Lean practitioner, we invite you to join us in sharing and exploring the possibilities and tools of Lean Design and Construction.

Visit the upcoming events section below; as events are opened for registration they will be visible here. Please use the associated link to register. Limited space is available for many of these events. Be sure to reserve your spot early.

Further along in your Lean journey? We’d love to hear from you as we move forward in developing deeper learning and application.

If you are looking for a more active role in our CoP, have questions or suggestions, please contact us at lcimilwaukeecop@gmail.com.

 

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LCI Milwaukee Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Jul
30
Thu
A Lean Coffee (Milwaukee CoP) @ Zoom Meeting
Jul 30 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 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.

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 Milwaukee Community of Practice PAST Events

Lean Safety: Improving your Safety Culture with Lean Management Tools (Milwaukee CoP)

June 25, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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VIRTUAL Lean Happy Hour (Milwaukee CoP)

May 21, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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CANCELLED: Retrospective of 2019, What to Expect in 2020, and Lean Safety (Milwaukee CoP)

April 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 7:15 pm
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Lean Coffee (Milwaukee CoP)

February 5, 2020 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Happy Hour (Milwaukee CoP)

November 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Introduction to Integrated Project Delivery (Milwaukee CoP)

October 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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