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LCI San Diego Community of Practice

If you are interested in learning more about Lean project delivery, join the more than 600 professionals that have participated and learned from events hosted by the San Diego Community of Practice since 2007.  The CoP offers a learning program every other month that covers a Lean-related topic, project, or subject matter including interactive simulations.  If you are new to Lean, the CoP provides a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and learn more about Lean practices on capital project planning, design, fabrication and construction.  If you are a seasoned Lean practitioner, consider sharing your knowledge with the greater San Diego community.  To learn more contact Sandra LeDrew at sledrew@mascariwarner.com or David Umstot @ david.umstot@umstotsolutions.com.  

 

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LCI San Diego Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Jul
15
Wed
Remote Lean Coffee – Implementing The Last Planner System® (San Diego CoP) @ Zoom Meeting
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

It is not too late. This is the third in the series of events that feature The Last PlannerRemote Lean Coffee – Implementing The Last Planner System® and will focus on lessons learned and experiences shared in using The Last Planner. This is an ideal opportunity for the experienced practicioners to share their knowledge and for those who are still learning, and which of us are not, to continue our education. We have experienced Zoom Room breakout leaders and commitments from senior members of our local LCI community to make this a the ideal opportunity to round out the learnings from the previous two sessions or to catch up if you missed them.

Speakers:

Dan Shirkey, Balfour Beatty
Daniel is the Sr. Director of Technology and Operational Improvement for the California Division of Balfour Beatty. His primary focus in this role is foster business improvement through the use of new technology, innovation and lean implementation. Daniel currently leads the VDC and Scheduling departments for Balfour Beatty’s California Division. Daniel has managed BIM and Lean implementation on projects utilizing a variety of delivery methods ranging from $6 million to over $1 Billion in value.

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 San Diego Community of Practice PAST Events

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June 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Introduction to Last Planner System (San Diego CoP)

May 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Virtual Lean Happy Hour – Lean While Remote (San Diego CoP)

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CANCELLED: Lean Beer – Lean Principles in Design-Bid-Build (San Diego CoP)

April 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Target Value Design Workshop (San Diego CoP)

February 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Lean Beer – Lean & Interviewing for New Work (San Diego CoP)

January 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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What is Lean? (San Diego CoP)

December 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Lean Beer- (San Diego CoP)

September 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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2019 Industry Day – (San Diego CoP)

August 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
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Project Breakdown- (San Diego CoP)

June 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Lean Happy Hour- (San Diego CoP)

April 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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Different Ways to Contract for Lean Project Delivery- (San Diego CoP)

March 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Lean Happy Hour- (San Diego CoP)

February 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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How Owners are Overcoming Skilled Labor Shortages which threaten to deflate San Diego’s Booming Construction Market (San Diego CoP)

January 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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4th Industry Day (San Diego CoP)

August 3, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
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Gemba Walks – What Are They? How Are They Used? (San Diego CoP)

May 31, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Book Club Session 2 – Transforming Design & Construction (San Diego CoP)

April 20, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Surviving the Big Room (San Diego CoP)

March 15, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Book Club – Transforming Design & Construction: A Framework for Change

February 16, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Creating Effective Communication and Empowering the Craftsman: LPS in the Field (San Diego CoP)

January 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Agile/Scrum Work Planning: How to Empower Design Teams to Get More Done in Less Time (San Diego CoP)

August 24, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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The Business Case for Lean (San Diego CoP)

June 15, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Building a Lean Culture (San Diego CoP)

March 30, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Visual Data Analytics for Proactive Project Controls on Construction Sites (San Diego CoP)

January 12, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Virtual Reality’s Current & Future Impact on Lean Design & Construction (San Diego CoP)

October 27, 2016 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Industry Day

August 5, 2016
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Special Event with Sammy Obara of Honsha

March 24, 2016
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Value Steam Mapping

January 21, 2016
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Incentive Programs for a non-IPD, Design-Build Public Work Project

September 17, 2015
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Challenges and Opportunities to Improve Design Management and Pre-Construction

August 13, 2015
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Design Using Last Planner System®

May 14, 2015
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The Airplane Game: An Exercise in Production System Design

March 19, 2015
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Lean Practices from Competition through Construction: A Holistic Approach to Designing and Constructing the UCSF Mission Hall Project

November 20, 2014
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Beyond Design and Construction – Advancing Building Information Modeling for Post Occupancy

September 25, 2014
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Lean Design: Integrating Lean Techniques Into Design As Well As Construction

July 24, 2014
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A Lean Coach’s Assessment of Last Planner® Around California

May 22, 2014
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How High Performance Teams Create Lean Construction Results: an Architect’s Perspective

March 20, 2014
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Using Six-Sigma to Measure the Positive Impact “Lean” Has to Offer in Project Delivery

January 16, 2014
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“Realizing Our Collective Potential – Translating Tacit Knowledge into Real Value”

May 17, 2012
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“How to Implement a Lean Culture within an Organization”

January 26, 2012
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