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

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 York State (LeanNY) Community of Practice PAST Events

The Last Planner System® – Out of the Classroom and Into the Field (New York State CoP)

June 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Target Value Delivery: Global Foundries “Real World” Success (New York State CoP)

April 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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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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