New York State (LeanNY)

LCI New York State Community of Practice

Welcome to the New York State (LeanNY) Community of Practice (CoP) website!

  • LeanNY’s mission is to support the continuous improvement of project delivery in New York State. Our regional focus includes the Hudson Valley, Central and Western New York . Our CoP serves public and private sector Owners involved with key segments of the New York economy: Health Care; Education; Research; and, Advanced Manufacturing.
  • LeanNY supports our CoP with targeted programs and learning events from Buffalo to Albany. Our “Lean Happy Hours” are dynamic sessions where facility managers, architects, owners, construction managers, developers, program managers, engineers and all project stakeholders exchange best practices and challenge the status quo.
  • The design, construction and development industry has reached a watershed moment. The confluence of demographic change, technology and a lingering frustration with traditional methods has made likely a disruptive transition in project delivery. LeanNY intends to play a guiding role as we move toward a new paradigm.

Join us as we build a LeanNY CoP open to everyone who cares about how the built environment is achieved. For more information on how to become involved, please contact Sam Spata at sam.spata@methodlean.com.

Core Group for LeanNY Capital Region as currently constituted:

  • Leader – Steven Thompson, GLOBALFOUNDRIES (Owner)
  • Vice Leader – Sam Spata, MethodLean (Consultant)
  • Events Leader – Jen Robbins, Turner (CM)
  • Outreach – Joe Hogan, AGC (Professional Association)
  • Event Champion- Joe Gross, Gross Electric (Trade)
  • Event Champion – Paul Moyer, Pike (CM)
  • Event Champion – Rami Saleh, GLOBALFOUNDRIES (Owner)
  • Event Champion – Tom Shannon, Danforth (Trade)
  • Event Champion – John Tobin, EYP (A+E)
  • Event Champion – Chris Walton, TFS (Trade)

LCI New York State (LeanNY) Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Apr
23
Thu
Target Value Delivery: Global Foundries “Real World” Success (New York State CoP) @ Google Hangouts
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Case Study describing success in delivering ~$500M scope, 3 yr multi-faceted program on schedule and within 1% of the target value.

Speakers:

Dean Jones is Deputy Director of Facility Design and Construction at GlobalFoundries, responsible for Basebuild and MEP construction. He is Clarkson University graduate with 25 years Construction Management experience in leadership roles as a CM and now as an Owner. Instrumental in the Lean Construction transformation at GlobalFoundries, Dean excels in the application/implementation of Last Planner and Construction team collaboration.

Ed Haldeman, PMP is the Eastern NY Business Manager and Project Executive at JW Danforth. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he began his career as an IT project manager, transitioning to Construction Management 8 years ago. Ed built the Project Controls foundation for GlobalFoundries construction and is now a member of the executive team leading transformation of JW Danforth’s Eastern NY operations.

Steve Thompson is Sr. Director of Facility Design and Construction GlobalFoundries. Old enough to have mastered the slide rule and typewriter, he is a University of California, Berkeley grad with 40 years of experience in the Semiconductor Industry. Steve spent his first 20 years in the science and manufacturing of computer chips, and is now a thought leader in Construction Program Planning & Integration with a keen focus on what brings value to the customer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Conduct project reviews using Conditions of Satisfaction to define value propositions and objectives for occupant well-being. 
  • Develop Design solutions using Target Value Delivery process with continuous cost-modeling to enable stakeholder collaboration in selecting building systems that support occupant needs. 
  • Conduct Construction Administration using tools and behaviors that support the owner’s occupancy goals
  • Conduct Construction Administration using tools and behaviors that support the owner’s occupancy goals

Registration is Free.  Capacity is Limited

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.

LCIs New York State (LeanNY) Community of Practice PAST Events

POSTPONED: Target Value Delivery (New York State CoP)

March 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Lean Brew – (New York State CoP)

February 25, 2020 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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When to do IPD? Panel Discussion (New York State CoP)

December 12, 2019 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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Lean Brew (New York State CoP)

October 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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Challenges of a Multifaceted IPD Program (New York State CoP)

September 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Lean Brew – Optimizing Design Delivery (New York State CoP)

July 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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Better Building – Lean Practice for the Project-Driven Organization (New York State CoP)

June 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee (LeanNY) (New York State CoP)

May 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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IPD in Action: The Alfond Center for Health Success Story(New York State CoP)

April 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
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Target Value Design (New York State CoP)

March 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
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Takeaways from the 20th LCI Congress (New York State CoP)

December 4, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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Choosing By Advantages (New York State CoP)

November 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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Introduction to Last Planner System®(New York State CoP)

May 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Gemba Tour: Union College Science Center Project (New York State CoP)

April 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Lessons Learned in Pull Planning Facilitation and Implementation (New York State CoP)

March 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Holiday Networking Event (New York State CoP)

January 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Panel Discussion: 19th LCI Congress (New York State CoP)

November 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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The Mindset of an Effective Big Room (New York State CoP)

October 10, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
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Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (New York State CoP)

June 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Pull-Planning the Design Phase (New York State CoP)

May 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
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Lean Introduction & Reception – (New York State CoP)

February 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Owner Survey Presentation – (New York State CoP)

January 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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Lean Coffee – DECEMBER (New York State CoP)

December 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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Rivers Casino & Resort: Pull Planning to Beat the Odds (LeanNY CoP)

October 13, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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Lean in Western New York (LeanNY CoP)

September 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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Lean Project Delivery: Improve Your Status Quo (New York State CoP)

September 15, 2016 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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