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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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.

 

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

Mindset of an Effective Big Room: A Learn-By-Doing LCI Education Course (New England CoP)

February 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
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Stop Wasting Time…! How to Run an Effective Meeting (New England CoP)

January 30, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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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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