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

Jun
11
Tue
Better Building – Lean Practice for the Project-Driven Organization (New York State CoP) @ GlobalFoundries
Jun 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

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LCI New York State Community of Practice

presents

Better Building – Lean Practice for the Project-Driven Organization 


The business of creating our built environment remains largely siloes and disconnected today. Owners, designers, construction managers, and trade contractors each defend their profit margins by shifting risk to others and focusing on their own piece of the puzzle. Lean thinking promises to change all this, yet has proven particularly difficult to implement in the building industry.

Better Building provides a practical model for putting Lean thinking into action and improving the experience of project work. Based on years of experience shifting mindsets and behaviors, this model answers the most often asked questions and provides a roadmap for navigating the toughest parts of a Lean transformation journey in the project-driven environment.

Whether exploring Lean for the first time or sharpening skills of leadership and continuous improvement, every individual, team or organization will benefit from these insights.

Join Klaus Lemke as he shares some of the experiences and insights that went into the development of the Better Building model. The session will include practical advice for incorporating Lean thinking into project-driven work, and a chance to exchange ideas and challenge your own thinking about what is possible.

Recommended Reading: Lemke Reading


Speaker: Klaus Lemke– Lean Project, Inc. –  Klaus is Managing Principal of LeanProject, Inc.. His expertise spans all aspects of design and construction, with a career-long focus on continuous improvement. A Civil Engineering graduate from the University of Illinois, his early experience with Total Quality Management and Lean form the basis of his personal philosophy on organizational management.
Klaus recognizes that a healthy learning environment is essential for creating real and sustainable change.

AIA Logo for invites 

This course is registered with AIA CES for 4 LU|HSW credits


Registration Rate:

Flat Rate $125.00

(Early Bird rate $100.00 – must register by 4/12/2019)

Free Parking is available on site.

Registration includes lunch immediately following the workshop

UPCOMING National LCI Events


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May
29
Wed
Lean in Design Forum 2019 @ Palmer House - A Hilton Hotel
May 29 @ 7:30 am – May 30 @ 5:00 pm

Connect to the Industry Through Partner Investment.

As a member of the design community, your involvement in the beginning of the project planning process is crucial. From ensuring on-time delivery to guaranteeing high-quality project value, your role is vital to your team’s success. Lean in Design can help you continue to exceed expectations! Lean methodologies help design and construction companies in the U.S. and around the world become more efficient while increasing client satisfaction, cutting costs and eliminating re-work.

The 2019 Lean in Design Forum will address common challenges members of the design community often encounter such as:
Transforming a firm’s culture holistically
Implementing Last Planner® System in design effectively
Making sound decisions collaboratively
Onboarding team members consistently

The annual 2019 LCI 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 design 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.

2019 Lean in Design Forum attendees will find immense value in:
Presentations by experienced Lean practitioners
Interactive learning roundtables
Lean in 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 in Chicago — the must-attend design industry event of the year!

Your registration fee includes the Wednesday evening reception on May 29, plus full breakfast and lunch on the days for which you are registered.

Jun
14
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System™ in Design @ webinar
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

In this webinar, Christian Pikel will present key topics and lessons for applying Last Planner System™ 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.

 

Learning Objectives\

At the end of this presentation, 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.

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**

 

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**

 

Oct
14
Mon
SAVE THE DATE
21st LCI CONGRESS
Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day

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

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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