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The design and construction industry is quickly evolving to a more collaborative and productive culture through the application of Lean principles and integration of team members. The Oklahoma LCI Community of Practice is forming to create an environment where owners, designers, contractors, suppliers, academics and industry organizations can connect and share, learn, and explore Lean principles and processes and participate in improving our industry and the delivery of value to our Owners and community.
We are always seeking new members, meeting locations, and speakers for our events. Please feel free to contact Heather Ormonde with specific questions about becoming involved in our CoP! We look forward to seeing you at our next event!
Leader – Heather Ormonde, Flintco, Inc.
Vice-Leader – Mike Johnson, Oesco
Event Leader – Somik Ghosh, University of Oklahoma
Communication – Aaron Garriott, Gideon USA
Education – Amanda Derrico, GE Johnson
Membership – Richard Felton, Firetrol Protection Systems, Inc.
Core Group Members:
Betsy Brunsteter, ADG
David Foss, Integris Health
Melanie Gilbertson, Flintfo, Inc.
Erik Shaw, Siemens industry, Inc.
Tommy Willis, Benham
Tony Yanda, The Boldt Company
Finally, this year the Oklahoma 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!
Mark your calendars!
Following are the 2020 events to be offered by the Oklahoma Community of Practice. Please check the event calendar and watch your email for invites! We look forward to seeing you!
Additional offerings will be added below as the schedule develops. We will continue to monitor the current situation around COVID-19 and will decide on an event-by-event basis whether to offer as virtual or in-person.
7/7 – Lean Coffee (Virtual)
8/4 – Lean Coffee
8/11 – Ready, Set, Go Scrum: the Art of Managing for Results!
9/1 – Lean Coffee
10/6 – Lean Coffee
11/3 – Lean Coffee
12/1 – Lean Coffee
Join us for a virtual 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.
This is going to be an interactive virtual session and 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! It will enrich the experience for all participants.
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.
RefinemySite is a cloud-based construction collaboration platform that applies Lean principles to enable your entire team — from superintendent to trade contractors — to plan, communicate and execute in real time. Join us for this educational program so you can experience how your project team can use Last Planner System® practices with RefinemySite to more productively plan, coordinate, confirm and learn from your work.
Join the vPlanner team for this short overview of the best practices of managing collaborative pull planning while working remotely. Since February, our team has coached dozens of project teams around the world to transition from on-site management to remote/hybrid management of their production plans using vPlanner. We will also share how we have been adapting takt planning to a variety of project types and situations including in recovery planning to lessen the impact of social distancing on the workflow. We have assembled lessons learned for planning the design, construction, commissioning, and activation that we will share during this webinar.
Review 10 essential Lean books with Lean construction leader and author Hal Macomber. Intended for people starting to implement Lean practices as well as those continuing to build their Lean organizations and projects. This is the perfect precursor to Congress and will help keep teams on track well after the event is over.
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:
High-performing teams function on collaborative brain power to rapidly advance work and add value by operating in a Big Room setting. Effective Big Rooms are only possible with the mindset and behaviors that break down the traditional silos to allow for cross-functional team collaboration and decision-making. Through the Effective Big Room webinar, you will gain a foundational understanding of the concept of a Big Room by learning the benefits, purpose, and implementation considerations. This webinar will lead you to understanding how to improve collaboration and drive transparency within your team to optimize project outcomes.
Join us for a 90-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 we will be capping registration at 70 in order to keep the groups small! 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.