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.

CoP Leadership:

  • Jay Ierardi, Leader – AKF Group
  • Matt Cannistraro, Vice Leader – JC Cannistraro, LLC

Core Group:

  • Jessica Miller, Events Leader – Smith Group
  • Bill Aalerud, Outreach – Columbia Construction Company
  • Lauren Janney, Outreach – Shepley Bulfinch
  • Nick Masci, Membership – Triumph Modular
  • Neil Lemieux, Education – Columbia Construction Company
  • Jim Liddick, Education – Turner Construction Company
  • Phil Memmott, athenahealth
  • Lauren Soelch, athenahealth
 

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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.

 

 

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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