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

Jun
27
Thu
A Lean Coffee (New England CoP) @ WorkBar Cambridge
Jun 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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LCI New England Community of Practice

presents

A Lean Coffee 

 


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.


Registration is free – Register Required

Coffee available

Metered street parking available 

One block from Central Sq T Station on the Red Line

Jul
17
Wed
A3 Reports/Knowledge Briefs Master Class (New England CoP) @ SmithGroup
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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LCI New England Community of Practice

presents

A3 Reports/Knowledge Briefs Master Class



We’re trying something new at the New England LCI Community of Practice. We’re inviting you to bring your A3 reports, also known as knowledge briefs in the design community, for some individual coaching. We will use a coaching format prominent in the world of music called master class.

In a master class, all the students (and often spectators) watch and listen as the master takes one student at a time. The student…usually performs a single piece which they have prepared, and the master will give them advice on how to play it, often including anecdotes about the composer, demonstrations of how to play certain passages, and admonitions of common technical errors. [Wikipedia]

Jessica Miller, SmithGroup is our “visiting” master. She has authored over 80 knowledge briefs and mentored many authors. Don’t be intimidated by the format or by the master. Jess is an empathic peer coach who enthusiastically helps others develop competence with A3s.

Our program will begin with a 20-minute primer on the A3 approach to prepare attendees for the coaching that follows. Jess will then share examples of her work. She’ll follow by inviting attendees to the front of the room for coaching on their A3s. We expect that there will be time for three students. Attendees who want coaching must submit their A3s prior to the event in PDF format that will be displayed during the coaching.

The event will conclude with a Q&A for guidance on bringing the A3 practice to your organization.

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Speaker

Jessica Miller – SmithGroup – Jessica is a professional Mechanical Engineer with additional expertise in BIM (Building Information Modeling), Lean processes, tools and mindset. She uses her multi-faceted experience to develop innovative ways to improve project processes and outcomes. She is the SmithGroup Lean Health co-champion and a member of the Lean Advisors group. Jessica actively serves as a core member of the Lean Construction Institute of New England Chapter and is a comprehensive systems thinker.


Registration:

Member Rate: $39.00 

Non-Member Rate – $49.00

Student Rate: $29.00

Light apps and refreshments provided

 

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Jun
28
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System™ @ webinar
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 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.

Presenter:

Christian Pikel, Principal – The ReAlignment Group

CP Headshot copyChristian Pikel, managing principal and senior coach with The ReAlignment Group, brings a unique insight and novel approach to lean/IPD coaching for teams and organizations, defined by a diverse career spanning two decades in the design and construction industry as design/build trade manager, preconstruction and project developer and serial builder owner.  This is coupled with Christian’s ten years of experience as practitioner and student of lean construction and engagement with over 25 IPD projects in roles of collaborator, leader and coach.

Most recently, Assistant Director in Design & Construction for a major national healthcare network, Christian has been integrating project teams from initial team member selection through all phases of project delivery, while supporting internal development of process improvement practices and improving organizational learning behaviors.  Christian is base in the Washington, DC area and travels nationally and internationally to support project team, companies and organizations on their lean/IPD journeys.

His expertise includes:

  • Facilitation, training and coaching for lean capital project development
  • Lean design and construction implementation
  • Integrated Project Delivery training, strategy, team formation & integration
  • Visual management, cost benchmarking and organizational dashboard implementation
  • LCI Instructor:
    • Introduction to Lean Design & Construction
    • Last Planner® System (Construction and Design)
    • Effective Big Room Management
    • Target Value Delivery
  • CoreClarity™ Certified Facilitator and Strengths Coach
  • Scrum Alliance™ Certified Scrum Master


Registration for this webinar will close an hour before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering. 

Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone misunderstandings, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions!

**This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all paid registrants**

 

Jul
8
Mon
WEBINAR: Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD) @ webinar
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 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


Presenter:

Julie Glassmeyer – Owner, Glassmeyer Construction Consulting & Coaching LLC

JulieGlassmeyerFor the past 17 years, Glassmeyer has been employing, facilitating, and coaching Lean Design & Construction principles. She draws on her 25+ years of experience in commercial construction planning and management to support project teams in achieving successful Lean implementation.

Glassmeyer holds a BS in Construction Management from the University of Cincinnati, and served as an Adjunct Professor at Cincinnati State and UC.


Registration for this webinar will close one hour before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering. If you register the day of, you will receive your confirmation an hour before the start of the webinar.

Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone misunderstandings, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions!

**This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all paid registrants**

AGC Picture1 1.5 CM-Lean CE Credit | AGC of America recognizes “Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD)” as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 1.5 hours of CE Credit by attending this webinar.

Oct
14
Mon
SAVE THE DATE
21st LCI CONGRESS
Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day
21st Annual LCI Congress (Ft. Worth, TX) @ Fort Worth Convention Center
Oct 14 @ 7:00 am – Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm
 

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

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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