New Orleans

LCI New Orleans Community of Practice

The LCI New Orleans Community of Practice is dedicated to promoting Lean principles in all areas of design and construction, as well as the broader community in which we live. As a member of the Lean Construction Institute, we will share informational programs from the most forward thinking and creative minds available to bring to the forefront the best Lean practices of the industry and further develop a Lean Culture that will simplify our processes, build collaborative teams, and create an environment of continuous improvement.

This year the New Orleans CoP has a group of annual sponsors whose contribution help fund local events and workshops to promote awareness and adoption of Lean.  We thank all of our 2020 CoP sponsors for their commitment to continuous improvement!

 

 

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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.

 

LCIs New Orleans Community of Practice PAST Events

Plan, Do, Check, Adjust – Managing Change during Covid-19 (Virtual Lean Coffee & Panel Discussion) (New Orleans CoP)

June 12, 2020 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Virtual Lean Coffee (New Orleans CoP)

May 1, 2020 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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POSTPONED: LCI Lean Learning Series: A Lean Coffee Focused on the 8 Wastes (New Orleans CoP)

March 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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Highlights from LCI Congress – A Lean Coffee (New Orleans CoP)

February 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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A Lean Coffee focused on Takt Time: Making the most of Your Last Planner System Projects (New Orleans CoP)

November 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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LCI Education Course: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (New Orleans CoP)

September 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
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Lean Happy Hour (New Orleans CoP)

September 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee (New Orleans CoP)

August 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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A Lean Coffee – (New Orleans CoP)

July 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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Lean Happy Hour- (New Orleans CoP)

June 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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Last Planner System®in Design (New Orleans CoP)

June 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee – (New Orleans CoP)

May 31, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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A Lean Coffee – (New Orleans CoP)

April 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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Lean Happy Hour- Cracking the Culture Code – (New Orleans CoP)

April 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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Last Planner System®Workshop: Introduction, Training and Simulations – (New Orleans CoP)

March 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee – (New Orleans CoP)

February 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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Highlights from LCI Congress / A Lean Coffee (New Orleans CoP)

February 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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Target Value Delivery (New Orleans CoP)

December 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee (New Orleans CoP)

October 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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Lean Happy Hour (New Orleans CoP)

August 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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Mindset of an Effective Big Room (New Orleans CoP)

August 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee (New Orleans CoP)

July 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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A Lean Coffee – (New Orleans CoP)

June 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (New Orleans CoP)

May 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (New Orleans CoP)

April 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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Introduction to Last Planner System®(New Orleans)

April 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Introduction to Last Planner System®(New Orleans)

April 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee (New Orleans CoP)

February 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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