San Antonio

LCI San Antonio Community of Practice

The San Antonio Community of Practice (CoP) is for Owners, Design and Construction professionals to create, identify and share techniques, best practices and ideas for improving individual, team and company successes within their area of expertise. We will also sponsor events aimed at providing Lean thinkers and adopters the opportunity to learn more about Lean, to receive Lean training, to hear about Lean success stories and also to meet other likeminded individuals.

I am Brian Winningham, the Leader of the San Antonio COP and I began my Lean journey in 2012.  Our San Antonio COP Core Group is currently 17 members strong and has representatives from the Owner, Architectural, General Contractor and Subcontractor communities in San Antonio. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions or an interest in learning more about Lean. I can be reached anytime at bmw@fielddrivenlean.com.

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calendars! Following are the 2019 events to be offered by the San Antonio Community of Practice. Please check the event calendar and watch your email for invites as registration is opened! We look forward to seeing you!

Date Event Title Event Type Time Location
1/30/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 am AGC
2/14/19 Last Planner® System Training 8:00 am – 4:00 am AGC
2/27/18 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 am AGC
2/28/19 Abstracts Due for Industry Day Info 5:00 pm AGC
3/27/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 am AGC
4/24/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 am AGC
4/26/19 Industry Day San Marcos Event ALL Day San Marcos
5/16/19 Mindset of an Effective Big Room Training 8:00 am – 2:00 pm ABC
5/29/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 am AGC
6/12/19 Presentation Event 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Alamo Brew
6/26/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 am AGC
7/31/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 am AGC
8/15/19 Intro to Lean Project Delivery Training 8:00 am – 12:00 pm HCASA (TBD)
8/28/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 am AGC
9/18/19 Presentation – TBD Event 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Alamo Brew
9/25/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 am AGC
10/30/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 pm AGC
11/6/19 Taste of Congress Event 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Alamo Brew
11/14/19 Target Value Delivery Training 8:00 am – 5:00 pm AIA (TBD)
11/27/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 pm AGC
 12/11/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 am AGC
 

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Local Lean Buzz!

  • LCI Central Texas Industry Day co-hosted by LCI Austin and San Antonio CoPs is taking place on 4/26 in New Braunfels!  Registration is now open –  Click HERE for Central Texas Industry Day! This event is specifically designed for your leadership role in the industry and will bring together owners, trade partners, members of the design community, general contractors and other Lean professionals to collectively tackle industry-wide problems using Lean tools.  You will learn from Lean success stories, build relationships, network and foster collaboration.  See you there!
  • The LCI San Antonio CoP is excited to welcome the 21st Annual LCI Congress to our state of Texas, Oct. 14-18, 2019! We are working with our fellow Texas CoPs to bring more than 1,600 design and construction professionals together in Fort Worth for Lean knowledge transfer at the 2019 LCI Congress.

LCI San Antonio Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

May
29
Wed
A Lean Coffee (San Antonio) @ AGC Offices San Antonio
May 29 @ 7:15 am – 8:30 am

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LCI San Antonio 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.

Registration is free – Please Register

Jun
12
Wed
Scrum for Design and Construction (San Antonio) @ AGC Offices San Antonio
Jun 12 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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LCI San Antonio Community of Practice

presents

Scrum for Design and Construction

Exponential team velocity improvements await. Scrum harnesses the power individuals working together in one direction, a team with a shared purpose. The method often more than doubles productivity with less effort and invigorates engagement. This course is geared to individuals and teams with no, some, or seasoned experience with the Scrum framework. Workshop resources will be provided to guide scaling up to fully functional Scrum teams in your organization. Scrum continues to be adopted in the construction industry worldwide. Are you ready to make your work easier and become more valuable for your organization?

Jeff Sutherland is a true pioneer advancing lean thinking across multiple industries. The Scrum method borrows from the best of martial arts, judicial decision making, advanced aerial combat, robotics, and many other disciplines. Scrum has been used to prove what others considered unachievable – inventing a trailblazing technology, devising a new system of education, pioneering a way to feed the hungry, or building a foundation for your family to thrive.


SPEAKER:

Felipe Engineer-Manriquez – McCarthy Building Company –  International Lean speaker, a serial intrapreneur, MBA graduate, KAIZEN Green Belt, McCarthy Building Companies’ first Lean Director responsible for overseeing a comprehensive Lean program for the family of McCarthy Building Companies. Felipe Engineer-Manriquez is a committed Lean practitioner with over nine years of direct experience implementing Lean on a variety of construction projects. Engineer-Manriquez is an active contributing member of the Lean Construction Institute and LCI Instructor.

 

Recommended Reading:  Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time – sold on Amazon.com at https://www.amazon.com/dp/038534645X/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_JZE2CbW6WCY7H

Registration:

Flat Rate: $45.00

Students: Free

 Light breakfast refreshments and coffee will be available

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

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Building High Performance Teams (San Antonio CoP)

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