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Oklahoma

LCI Oklahoma Community of Practice

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 at heather.ormonde@oumedicine.com with specific questions about becoming involved in our CoP! We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

2017-2018 LCI-Oklahoma Core Group:

Leader — Heather Ormonde, OU Medicine INC.
Vice-Leader — Tony Yanda, The Boldt Company
Event Leader — Melanie Gilbertson, Flintco Inc.

Core Group Members:
Betsy Brunsteter, ADG
Chris Davis, Turner Construction
David Foss, Integris Health
Somik Ghosh, The University of Oklahoma
Lori Smith, Integris Health
Dough Tapp, AGC

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calendars!
Following are the 2018 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!

7/18 – Lean Coffee – BIM + Lean / Prepare for Congress
7/25 – Gemba Walk: Norman Central Library
8/3 – LCI Education Course: Mindset of an Effective Big Room
8/15 – Lean Coffee – A3
Sept. – A3 Training
9/19 – Lean Coffee – Choosing by Advantages (CBA)
9/21 – LCI Education Course: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery
TBD – Villego Last Planner® Simulation (Fall, 2018)
Oct. – Learn to use Choosing by Advantages (CBA)
10/24 – Lean Coffee – Congress Recap
11/14 – Lean Coffee – Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA)
12/19 – Lean Coffee – Annual CoP Plus/Delta

Note: Lean Coffees are held monthly at OU Community Design Center. Please register ahead so we know to look for you! Larger general events and LCI Education Courses are held at various locations. Check the event listing for specific location.

LCI Oklahoma CoP Event Planner – 2018

 

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LCI Oklahoma Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Mar
27
Wed
Choosing By Advantages – Sound Decisionmaking (Oklahoma CoP) @ Nicholson Tower, 5th Floor, Conference Room C
Mar 27 @ 8:00 am – Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI Oklahoma Community of Practice

presents

Choosing By Advantages: Sound Decisionmaking
(a two-day event)


This 2-day educational event will provide attendees in-depth training on how to utilize Choosing by Advantages Sound Decisionmaking System (CBA). John Koga is a Certified Value Specialist and Registered Architect, who also has significant experience as a building contractor. In 2018 John retired as VP, Performance and Innovation Resources at The Boldt Company, but is selectively continuing some work in this field.


From your instructor, John Koga:

I believe that “Decisions must be based on the importance of advantages.”

This fundamental rule was discovered in 1981 by a man named Jim Suhr. By working with this rule he developed The Choosing By Advantages Sound Decisionmaking System (CBA). It was extensively tested with others. His book was published in 1999. I met Jim soon after and have become an approved trainer. I also believe that:

• Decisionmakers must learn and skillfully use sound methods.
• Decisions must be anchored to relevant facts.
• Different types of decisions call for different sound methods.
• Money decisions call for special methods and these methods are context-sensitive.

CBA is unified by specific definitions, principles, models and methods. The definitions enable explaining the principles. The models help explain the principles. The methods apply the principles. I am unaware of any decisionmaking system as sound. It encourages the use of correct data in a correct way. It avoids critical mistakes such as distortions and weighing of factors. It helps prevent omissions and double-counting.

Use of Choosing By Advantages will simplify simple decisions by taking fewer steps and simplify complex decisions by taking smaller steps. It will simplify all decisions by correctly using correct data.

An advantage is a difference between two attributes. Seeing the difference from the viewpoint of the alternative that considers it beneficial makes the difference an advantage. Seeing it from the viewpoint of the other alternative makes it a disadvantage. Counting it for both alternatives would be a critical mistake. CBA enables consideration of the importance of all the differences by working with them as advantages.

If you have ever been asked a question similar to either of these, “Which is more important, color or temperature?” or “Is your priority comfort or access?” then you have been asked an unanchored
question that cannot be answered and should not be asked. Factor words such as color, temperature, comfort and access are highly abstract and contain many aspects. As such, they cannot be judged. For example, we must know the context, the criteria and specific attributes. We must move the argument to a level that enables a soundly anchored comparison. A CBA method with its questions and rules will help avoid mistakes and assist in providing a correct and clear decision scenario.

When teaching CBA, I often begin by teaching its very simple methods which are used for most decisions. Then methods for sound consideration of issues such as budget allocation can be learned.


John Koga is experienced in project design and construction management in major markets across North America. He is passionate about improving project solutions, process flow and decisionmaking to increase value delivered. John is an approved instructor of Choosing by Advantages Sound Decisionmaking and introduced its use in Lean Construction. He developed “CBA Training for Project Teams.” John is a registered architect and 1974 graduate of the University of Illinois.


Please review the Nicholson Conference Center driving and parking directions to ensure you can find the event space:

Park in Visitor’s Section on Level 1 of Stonewall Garage.

Lunch, snacks and drinks during the 2-day event will be provided.

Apr
2
Tue
A Lean Coffee (Oklahoma CoP) @ Samis Education Center
Apr 2 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI Oklahoma Community of Practice

presents

A Lean Coffee


Join us for a 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.

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.

Attendance is free of charge.  Registration is required.


Light breakfast items and drinks will be provided

Free valet parking is available. Conference room is located on the 3rd Floor of the Samis Education Center.

Consult the parking map included as recommended reading for an OU Medicine Campus map showing the location of the Samis Education Center and access.

Click here for Map


Apr
23
Tue
Humble Inquiry with David Verble (Oklahoma CoP) @ INTEGRIS Cancer Institute
Apr 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI Oklahoma Community of Practice

presents

Humble Inquiry by David Verble


Are you interested in exploring a more effective way to lead? Want to switch from being the person out front leading the charge to someone who uses knowledge and experience to coach employees when needed? This workshop introduces Humble Inquiry, a specific way of asking questions, to lead others through problem solving and implementing improvements – without taking over the problem solving thinking. You will learn to develop employees to be self-sufficient problem solvers.

As a participant, you will:

* Learn how displaying humility helps you become a more effective leader.
* Recognize the role of Plan-Do-Check-Adjust (PDCA) problem solving in implementing continuous improvement.
* Understand that with this developmental approach, you do not have to be an expert to coach problem-solving thinking.
* Practice Humble Inquiry: open-ended questioning, attentive listening, recognizing sound problem solving thinking.
* Practice Coaching for Development:
* Give responsibility and ownership, not just tasks
* Prompt awareness as others investigate, think and experiment
* Force reflection and learning
* Assess your effectiveness as a leader, and set goals to improve.


Speaker:

David Verble – Lean Transformations Group / Verble, Worth & Verble – David is a performance improvement consultant and leadership coach. He worked for Toyota for 14 years, first as an internal change agent and later as a national-level manager of human resource development. He is on the Lean Enterprise Institute faculty and works with clients in manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and higher education, supporting clients in process improvement, lean management practices, strategic thinking and problem solving, and leadership coaching for managers and executives.


Registration Rates
Flat Rate: $375

Light breakfast and lunch provided

Parking Information: Park in the West Lot. Enter the Medical Office Building at the South Entrance. The workshop is in the conference center to your immediate left once you enter. You do not have to check in.

Note that this ‘Humble Inquiry’ workshop is designed to be taken in concert with the David Verble ‘Influence Skills for Leaders’ workshop the following day. You can take both, but can also choose to attend either one as a stand-alone event. You must register for each workshop independently if you want to attend both.

Apr
24
Wed
Influence Skills for Leaders (Oklahoma CoP) @ INTEGRIS Cancer Institute
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI Oklahoma Community of Practice

presents

 

Influence Skills for Leaders

Are you a leader that feels frustration and stress because you are responsible for making your company lean, but don’t have the authority, resources or consistent support of management to do so? Do you feel like you’re caught in a no-win situation?

Spend a day with David Verble, one of Toyota’s first American employees, to consider ways to improve your ability to:

* leverage your responsibility as a change agent to improve cooperation
* create and draw on your social capital within the organization
* acknowledge resistance and explore it to inform you of favorable elements of the situation
* use open inquiry and listening with awareness to create shared responsibility and common concern
* give others time to explore requests without pressure to agree immediately
* use personal influence skills to be seen as collaborative, not demanding or coercive

This session is based on the latest social neuro-science research and influence techniques. Who should attend: Managers and leaders who want to learn a less directive approach to supporting and coaching their employees.


Speaker:

David Verble – Lean Transformations Group / Verble, Worth & Verble – David is a performance improvement consultant and leadership coach. He worked for Toyota for 14 years, first as an internal change agent and later as a national-level manager of human resource development. He is on the Lean Enterprise Institute faculty and works with clients in manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and higher education, supporting clients in process improvement, lean management practices, strategic thinking and problem solving, and leadership coaching for managers and executives.


Registration Rates
Flat Rate: $375

Light breakfast and lunch provided

Parking Information: Park in the West Lot. Enter the Medical Office Building at the South Entrance. The workshop is in the conference center to your immediate left once you enter. You do not have to check in.

Note that this ‘Influence Skills for Leaders’ workshop is designed to be taken in concert with the David Verble ‘Humble Inquiry’ workshop the preceding day, but it can be taken as a stand-alone event. You must register for each workshop independently if you want to attend both.

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Mar
29
Fri
WEBINAR: Building a Healthy Team for Project Success: Cooperation vs Collaboration @ webinar
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Why collaborate? Because it works, and because we can!

To foster true collaborative behavior – collaboration that can withstand the inevitable challenges presented by complex construction projects – requires the right people performing the right tasks within an environment that promotes trust and mutuality of expectation over shared project outcomes. Teamwork produces optimal results in nearly all fields of human endeavor. Military engagements, marketing campaigns, and sporting contests all depend on closely coordinated team effort. The failure to work as a team often results in failure or worse.

Investing in building a collaborative culture and a “people first” initiative has been shown to be a primary ingredient to engender success and to improve project results. This presentation will present some basic leadership strategies for building a healthy project team and a culture of collaboration on projects of all scopes and complexity.

What is your leadership style?

  • Command and Control
  • Consensus
  • Collaborative

Presenter:

Bruce Cousins, AIA – Principal, SWORD Integrated Building Solutions

BCCPicture2.5x2Bruce has over forty years of diverse experience in Architecture and Design/Build project delivery. For the last ten years, he has served as a leader, consultant and mentor for non-traditional project delivery for both Architects and Builders. As an industry-recognized leader in the use of computers as a design tool, He has been an evangelist of the Building Information Modeling-BIM process in Architectural practice and Construction. After 36 years working in various industry disciplines, in 2014, he established Sword Integrated Building Solutions providing Leadership Coaching, BIM and Lean consulting to companies who recognize the value of implementing Lean principles and practices to realize operational excellence.

He has successfully implemented the Last Planner® System on many projects. He is a registered Architect, an LCI consultant partner, and a certified AGC CM-Lean instructor.


Registration for this webinar will close one hour before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering. If you register the day of, you will receive your confirmation an hour before the start of the webinar.

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**

AGC Picture1 1.5 CM-Lean CE Credit | AGC of America recognizes “Building a Healthy Team for Project Success: Cooperation vs. Collaboration” as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 1.5 hours of CE Credit by attending this webinar.

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.

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

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AGC CM-Lean Certification classes – Units 1 through 7

September 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Business Case for Lean (Oklahoma CoP)

September 7, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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