Minnesota

LCI Minnesota Community of Practice

The Minnesota CoP brings together the most forward thinking and respected design, construction, and supply chain and professionals in our in region.

Through effective lean leadership we are creating a “buzz” within our community, an excitement, an infectious desire far beyond our core group for a sustainable local lean culture.  We are creating a rising tide that will lift all the boats in our local construction community.

The best way to get involved is to come to our monthly Lean Coffee events that are on the second Thursday of each month!  There is no cost, all are welcome, and no previous lean experience is necessary. For more information about the Minnesota CoP please contact me, Ryan Ring.

Our dedicated core group members include:

Leader — Ryan Ring
Vice Leader — Ben Foreman
Events Leader — Josh Singsank
Communication — Karen McHugh

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calendar for March 25, 2021! 
The LCI Minnesota CoP is hosting its 1st Annual Lean Day on Thursday, March 25, 2021. In preparation, the CoP core group is seeking presenters for this full-day event with 150-200 Construction Industry Professionals anticipated to attend.  Eligible presentations shall be approximately 50-60 minutes in duration, target trade partners and general contractors and shall demonstrate significant improvements to the construction process.  Submittals are due no later than October 2, 2020.  Access the presentation submittal form HERE.

 

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LCI Minnesota Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Mar
11
Thu
A Lean Coffee – (Minnesota CoP) @ Zoom Meeting
Mar 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 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!
A Mural link sent to registrants ahead of the meeting start.

Mar
25
Thu
1st Annual Lean Day – (Minnesota CoP) @ TBD
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

SAVE THE DATE !

The Lean Construction   Institute Minnesota Community of Practice (LCI MN CoP) is hosting the 1st Annual Lean Day, Thursday, March 25th, 2021.  We are seeking   presenters for this full-day event with 150-200 Construction Industry Professionals anticipated to attend.  Eligible presentations shall be approximately 50 – 60 minutes in length, target trade partners and general contractors and shall demonstrate significant improvements to the construction process.  Please submit your presentation abstract no later than October 2, 2020. 

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Mar
4
Thu
WEBINAR: Ready Set, Go Scrum! @ GoToWebinar
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Are you ready to make your work exponentially easier and valuable for your organization?  Scrum harnesses the power of individuals working together as a team.  Double your productivity using this framework with less effort.  This webinar is geared for individuals and teams with Lean practitioner experience. Workshop resources will be provided to guide scaling up to fully functional Scrum teams. 

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an overview understanding of the Scrum framework and terminology.
  2. Understand the relationship between Scrum and Lean
  3. Experience hands-on application of Scrum
  4. Use the Scrum framework individually and/or with your teammates

 

Want to learn more now, find out what is Scrum and who uses it with this video from the Scrum Alliance on YouTube: 

What is Scrum? YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/TRcReyRYIMg   

Mar
17
Wed
LCI Virtual Simulation: Silent Squares @ Zoom Meeting
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Are your teams struggling with collaborating to solve problems to optimize the whole over the parts? Simulations promote concept attainment through experiential practice. They help participants understand the nuances of a concept. Simulations are more deeply engaging than other activities, as participants experience the activity first-hand, rather than hearing about it or seeing it. Not to mention, they are a fun way to learn!

The Silent Squares simulation explores the moment when people decide to cooperate. An excellent simulation for partnering or problem solving to meet a common objective or in a risky environment where trust is being developed. This simulation offers a powerful “lightbulb-going-off” or AHA moment for participants. This highly-engaging, virtual simulation event is 90 minutes including a group debrief of the experience.

Mar
25
Thu
WEBINAR: Lean Construction and Lean Manufacturing: Two Sides of the Same Coin @ GoToWebinar
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

The challenges faced by the construction industry are well documented; projects are regularly delivered late and over budget, improvements in productivity lag way behind manufacturing, there’s an aging workforce and global skills shortage. Safety, waste, risk and sustainability are key concerns; what the ecosystem needs to deliver is more certainty.

There is no panacea, but there is progress. Methods such as Lean, Integrated Project Delivery, Advanced Work Packaging, Digitization, Productization and Prefabrication can help put the industry on the path to predictability, certainty, quality and sustainability.

To help you navigate this path, this panel session will bust some myths around Lean and discuss what can be done today to set the right direction for industry transformation. Productization will be a key theme, along with target value design and how Lean construction is not Lean manufacturing. Underscoring this will be some best practices you can adopt for foundational readiness and maturity assessment. Let’s put the manufacturing back into Lean!

Apr
14
Wed
LCI Virtual Simulation: Maroon-White @ Zoom Meeting
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Are you challenged with creating a Lean mindset in your organization or team? Simulations promote concept attainment through experiential practice. They help participants understand the nuances of a concept. Simulations are more deeply engaging than other activities, as participants experience the activity first-hand, rather than hearing about it or seeing it. Not to mention, they are a fun way to learn!

The Maroon-White Simulation helps to reveal why Lean approaches and Integrated Project Delivery are important. This simulation offers a powerful “lightbulb-going-off” or AHA moment for participants. This highly-engaging, virtual simulation event is 90 minutes including a group debrief of the experience.

Apr
23
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System®
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Unpredictable workflows correlate with an increase in construction costs and schedules. The Last Planner System® (LPS®) was developed to improve predictability while maximizing efficiency and safety.  In the Introduction to The Last Planner System® webinar, you will discover the five connected planning conversations of LPS® and how they improve communication, trust, transparency and reliability.  This webinar, which includes real-life examples of LPS® implementation will be a first step in mastering the System.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the need for predictability on projects and how LPS® creates more predictable outcomes.
  2. Gain an overview understanding of each of the five connected planning conversations of LPS® and how they interrelate.
  3. Discover the basic mechanics of LPS® including the foundational base of reliable commitments.
  4. Understand the need for continuous learning and for measuring reliability to improve predictability.
May
7
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System® in Design
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Similar to during construction, unpredictable workflows correlate with an increase to project costs and schedules during the design (preconstruction) phases. The Last Planner System® (LPS®) is an effective approach to improving the delivery of projects during these phases. In the Last Planner System® In Design webinar participants will gain insight as to how collaborative planning will improve their delivery process and outcomes as relevant to the specifics of design. This webinar is an important step in learning to stabilize your delivery process by keeping all team members’ needs being reliably met. 

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain a foundational understanding of implementing LPS® during design (preconstruction) phases of a project.
  2. Identify how LPS® aids in project delivery and gain understanding of the adaptations and considerations for the design phase. 
  3. Gain an overview understanding of each of the five connected planning conversations of LPS® and how they interrelate.
  4. Discover the basic mechanics of LPS® including the foundational base of reliable commitments.
May
12
Wed
WEBINAR: Lean in the Design Phase
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

During the Design Phase, teams seek ways to improve client outcomes while maximizing design excellence. Lean In The Design Phase webinar participants gain insight to Lean approaches and tools relative to the design phase to optimize team communication, collaboration and results. Learners will understand how a Lean strategy can drive innovative solutions by connecting people, principles and practices. This webinar is foundationally important for anyone involved in preconstruction to improve the impact you are having on the project outcomes.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn key definitions of Lean, review foundational goals and benefits, recognize key components and discover the Eight Wastes.
  2. Learn how to connect people through collaborative communication by understanding the Lean mindset, and identifying keys to developing a high-performing team.
  3. Learn how to connect principles and practices by discovering the benefits of key Lean approaches: Big Room, Target Value Delivery and Collaborative Planning.
  4. Discover set-based design practices, understand the impact of sound decision-making, and the relationship to optimizing outcomes.
Jun
16
Wed
LCI Virtual Simulation: Oops Game @ Zoom Meeting
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Does your team face the dilemma of how much time and resources should be invested in planning? Simulations promote concept attainment through experiential practice. They help participants understand the nuances of a concept. Simulations are more deeply engaging than other activities, as participants experience the activity first-hand, rather than hearing about it or seeing it. Not to mention, they are a fun way to learn!

The Oops Game answers the question, how much should be invested in planning? Every construction project manager and planner at every level need to faces the dilemma of balancing the cost of additional effort for planning and the extent to which risk will be reduced. In the real and uncertain world, how much risk-focused planning is enough given the ineffable reality of the future is unknown and unknowable. This virtual simulation game provides a simple and effective means to show the value of planning and stopping rules for planning.

Sep
15
Tue
Sample Event @ LCI Community of Practice
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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