New England

LCI New England Community of Practice

Come share your story and be part of our Co-Learning.

New England and Greater Boston is a worldwide leader in Innovation. The New England Community of Practice is the center-of-gravity for Lean practitioners, wherever you are in your journey. We welcome newbies and seasoned practitioners. We share openly, safe in the knowledge that Lean is people-first, and that Lean tools are merely instruments to assist people to Discover Value and Eliminate Waste.

Our approach is to share LCI tools through the eyes of local companies. New England is home to wide range of Lean expertise ranging from Owners, Designers, Engineers, Builders and Trade Partners.

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LCI New England Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Jan
30
Thu
Stop Wasting Time…! How to Run an Effective Meeting (New England CoP) @ RedThread (Boston)
Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come mix with fellow AEC industry colleagues to start 2020 off right and learn how to run your meetings effectively. During the event we will discuss meeting experiences (both good and bad!), and look to crowd source what people respect from a good meeting.

We hope you leave the evening with a couple of new connections, and some takeaways on how meetings should be run better. 

We look forward to seeing you there! 

A limited selection of drinks (beer & wine) and appetizers will be provided.

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Jan
23
Thu
WEBINAR: Lean Leadership: How to Implement and Cultivate a Continuous Culture of Lean – sponsored by Procore
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lean is more than tools and techniques—you’ll know it’s been successfully implemented within your company when your best learners become your best leaders.

In this webinar, find out how everyone in your organization can become a leader in Lean, and how implementing a Lean culture throughout the entire organization is key to bringing your company to the next level of productivity and possibilities.

Join us for this invaluable presentation from Cory Hackler, Lean Manager at DPR Construction, a national general contracting company specializing in complex, sustainable projects, and has been using Lean principles in its projects for nearly two decades.

You’ll hear how to define and apply Lean leadership principles at your company, success stories from DPR’s groundbreaking Lean Leadership program, and strategies for cultivating a continuous culture of Lean throughout your organization.

From your field to accounting teams, Lean learners and enthusiasts of all levels will benefit from this webinar.

You’ll hear:
– Success stories on implementing Lean culture
– How to practically apply Lean leadership knowledge to your business
– How to learn from your strategic partners to drive towards a common goal
– Strategies for teams to collect feedback and build continuous lean training and a culture of Lean

Jan
29
Wed
WEBINAR: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (LPD)
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This Introduction to Lean Project Delivery webinar will introduce Lean as relative to the design and construction industry.  Participants will learn why Lean matters for their projects and why they should care. They will be introduced to the key principles and wastes that are foundational to Lean.  

  • During this presentation, participants will learn to:
  • Define Lean and the principles associated with a Lean operating system
  • Identify the principles and tools relevant to Lean design and construction processes
  • Recognize various types of waste in design and construction and apply tools to reduce, minimize and/or eliminate waste.
Feb
7
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to Takt Time Production Planning
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Takt planning has come into its own in the last few years. Companies including BMW, Sutter Health and Others have reported very positive results of implementing Takt planning. This webinar will introduce you to the basics of Takt Time production planning for construction.
Takt planning has been used in Manufacturing and is very straight-forward when used on a standard manufacturing with a fixed assembly line. While construction has a very different work flow, many of the same concepts apply to construction.
The value of Takt planning has been realized in combination with other Lean tools like the Last Planner System(R) and Lean Principles. Takt production planning is especially effective for project with repetitive spaces. Takt is German word (Taktzeit Cycle) for establishing the “beat” or rhythm of a process. In construction, various installation speeds disrupt flow and create waste. Creating a Takt plan and managing production plans that are location based is the central premise of Takt planning. Takt planning is used to synchronize the sequences and therefor the trade partners flow of work and to level the work and create a production plan and consistent rhythm of work, materials and information associate with conditions at specific locations.

Feb
27
Thu
WEBINAR: How to Contract using Lean without an IPD Contract: the ConsensusDocs 305 Standard Lean Construction Addendum
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Lean design and construction methods have emerged as one of the most significant developments to improve value, efficiency, and relationships in the design and construction industry. Design and construction contracts provide both a potential obstacle and opportunity to incorporating Lean tools and developing a Lean culture for your next construction project. Learn how you can use the ConsensusDocs 305 Lean Addendum to facilitate a Lean project without an integrated project delivery (IPD) contract. Getting your contracts right to encourage Lean is difficult. Now there is an industry contract standard form to help.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an overview of the ConsensusDocs 305 Lean Addendum
  • Learn Lean project fundamentals that you can incorporate in your project’s contracts
  • Understand how to implement Lean practices and Lean culture when an Owner’s constraints preclude use of an IPD contract. 

Presenters:

Joseph Cleves, Partner – Taft Law

Joel Darrington, Contracting Counsel – DPR Construction

Brian Perlberg, Executive Director, Senior Counsel – ConsensusDocs

Tom Richert, Principal – Lean Project Consulting, Inc.

Mar
19
Thu
WEBINAR: Avoiding the Big Mistakes: 5 Essentials To Ensure High Performance
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

“All of the big mistakes happen on the first day.” – BIG BIM little bim, Finith E. Jernigan AIA

There are five essentials owners often overlook when standing up a project team. This webinar will challenge common day one assumptions. It will take owners beyond good intentions and fuzzy team building to address deep rooted attitudes and habits that drive supply chain self-serving and adversarial behavior. We will provide also provide you four criteria to evaluate individuals and determine up front if you have a high performing individual, or not. As a bonus you will receive a PDF of a comprehensive checklist for launching a high performing team.

 

LCI New England Community of Practice Past Presentations

Thank you for attending LCI New England’s September event, General Cable Plant Tour featuring Visual Systems and Visual Factory Management. The group did an amazing job translating what we learned into practical ideas for our industry.

Pictures:

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(2) pics that capture our mini-workshop to translate learning to construction activities

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(2) pics that capture our host and General Cable Plant Manager, Tom Lacey, with Nick Masci, LCI NE core group leader, and one with Ashley Phelps, Gilbane project scheduler, because Tom loved the visual impact of Ashley’s hard hat
Thanks again for making this a fantastic and rewarding event,
Nick

LCIs New England Community of Practice PAST Events

LCI Congress Preview (New England CoP)

September 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee (New England CoP)

September 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Basic Lean Training in Phase Pull Planning and Tips for Effective Pull Planning Meetings! (New England CoP)

August 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm
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Problem Solving and Creating Standard of Work – all levels welcome (New England CoP)

July 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee (New England CoP)

June 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (New England CoP)

May 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Too Much Work? To Little Time? Adopt Kanban! (New England CoP)

May 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (New England CoP)

April 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Target Value Delivery (New England CoP)

February 21, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
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LCI NE Networking Event (New England CoP)

January 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Eliminate Failure Demand, The Hidden Drag on Design & Construction Firms’ Performance (New England CoP)

November 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (New England CoP)

July 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (New England CoP)

August 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Staying on Track with Project Milestones through Weekly Commitment Planning (New England COP)

August 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee (New England CoP)

June 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (New England CoP)

June 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Effective Pull Planning Facilitation (New England CoP)

May 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Case Study: 3P Project in Healthcare (New England CoP)

April 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Pop-Up DoJo (New England CoP)

March 29, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (New England CoP)

February 26, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
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LCI New England Winter Mixer (New England CoP)

January 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Kaizen Practitioner Panel Discussion (New England CoP)

December 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Lean in the C-Suite

September 28, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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1 + 1 = 3? Forging a Key Partnership between Unions and Lean (New England CoP)

August 23, 2017 @ 7:15 am – 9:30 am
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Lean Coffee – July (New England CoP)

July 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee – September (New England CoP)

September 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee – August (New England CoP)

August 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Hands-On Lean Training in High Performing Teams and Pull Planning!

June 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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LCI New England’s Anniversary Social Event (New England CoP)

May 30, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Steelcase: Lean Journey to Excellence (New England CoP)

March 22, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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The Business Case for Lean Construction – Proof Positive! (New England CoP)

February 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Pre-Fabrication: Lean Approaches to Make-Ready Work (New England CoP)

December 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Leading with Influence, Discover Strategies for Becoming a Breakthrough Leader

August 22, 2016 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
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5S: Workplace Organization & Visual Control. Start/Strengthen your Lean Journey

June 21, 2016
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A3: Value Stream Mapping – Visualizing Current and Future State

May 31, 2016
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Hands-On Lean Training in Pull Planning

December 3, 2015
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Plant Tour! Visual Management and Production Control Systems to Supercharge Your Construction Project

September 15, 2015
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Hands-On Lean Training in Pull Planning

August 4, 2015
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Pull Planning Our Way to An Ideal Preconstruction Process

June 10, 2015
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A “Big Room” Mindset

April 30, 2015
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The A3: An Introduction to the Use, Business Case and Benefit

April 19, 2015
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Building a Lean Team

March 26, 2015
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Value in the Eye of the Owner: Lessons from Lean Product and Process Development

February 25, 2015
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LCI New England 2015 Kick-Off with Guest Speaker, Steven Spear

January 29, 2015
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Hands-on Lean Training in Pull Planning

July 29, 2014
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LCI Community of Practice Strategy and Planning Meeting

March 12, 2014
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MAKE-READY PLANNING – What happens after Pull Planning!

February 11, 2014
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“An Owners Perspective on IPD, Lean Construction, BIM and Design-Build”

December 4, 2012
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“Last Planner System®- Global Overview”

January 26, 2012
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“Negotiating Integrated Project Delivery Contracts and Insurance Agreements”

September 16, 2011
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