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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 Thais Alves or Yvette Wu.
As the COVID-19 pandemic endures, those of us in continuous improvement roles have had to rethink how to carry on our Lean Transformations – waiting until it passes is likely too late to respond to ever-changing customer and business needs. While team events were held in a common space in the past, in most situations, collaborating in the same physical space is no longer an option. In this event, learn and experience how teams have effectively used Zoom in conjunction with collaborative, virtual, workspace apps such as Miro and Mural to drive participant engagement in activities such as Hoshin Kanri, Value Stream Mapping, and Rapid Planning (Kaizen) Events.
The program will be introduced and facilitated by David Umstot of Umstot Project and Facilities Solutions, LLC
Speakers: Mike Osterling, Osterling Consulting
Mike’s a coach, facilitator, speaker, and consultant with more than 20 years’ experience leading Lean transformations and performance improvement. He’s experienced in a broad range of industries including manufacturing, energy, financial services, technology, and healthcare. In response to COVID-19, he’s helped multiple organizations transition their training, coaching, problem-solving and improvement activities – from the front lines to senior leadership – to remote formats. Mike’s authored books including Value Stream Mapping and The Kaizen Event Planner. www.mosterling.com
If you’re a Champion are you also a Coach? Do they basically serve the same purpose? Join four members of the LCI Coaching CoP as they discuss these questions and others, practical skills, and how to enhance your team’s Lean Practice.
There will be dedicated time for your Q&A.
If you ask any construction worker, “Are you experiencing good flow on this job site?” you can often get a quick and honest response. While we hope workers on our job sites immediately respond, “Absolutely!” chances are high that their actual responses are not so positive. Why is that the case? Why is it so hard to get good flow on our job sites? What can we do to sustain steady production throughput by the “parades of trades” within our projects?
Developed by the Lean Construction (LCI) Institute over 20 years ago, the Parade of Trades® is a key foundational experience for anyone interested in implementing Lean within a project setting. The simulation explores the questions listed above by illustrating the impact of local variability on global throughput. Attendees will virtually represent one of seven trade partners involved in a parade of trades within a construction team. Teams will roll virtual dice that represent the capacity they bring to site to complete their work scope within a given week. However, a team member’s ability to complete their work will depend on and thus be limited by the handoffs of work completion by their preceding trade partner. This fun (unless you find yourself at the end of the “parade of trades”) virtual workshop will last 120 minutes and includes a group debrief of key takeaways for enabling and sustaining good flow within our projects.
Are you looking to improve the outcomes of your capital projects? The Lean Construction Institute commissioned two research efforts done by Dodge Data & Analytics and University of Minnesota which examined 172 projects to discover what makes projects excel. In The Business Case for Lean Project Delivery Webinar, the research results will be presented along with a consideration of ways designers and constructors can improve project outcomes. This webinar is an important step in learning about this important research, outcomes and promote fact-driven Lean and IPD knowledge across the industry.
Looking to improve workflow on your projects? Simulations promote concept attainment through experiential practice. They help participants understand the nuances of a concept. Simulations are more deeply engaging than other activities, as participants experience the activity first-hand, rather than hearing about it or seeing it. Not to mention, they are a fun way to learn!
The Batch-Pull-Balance Simulation helps participants understand two production laws and a production control method that can be used to improve project performance in terms of duration and cost. It is based on the concepts learned in the traditional Lego airplane game offered by LCI.The simulation demonstrates the impact of batching/WIP on cycle time and project duration. In addition, the simulation demonstrates the impact of balancing process steps and reducing bottleneck duration on throughput and project duration. This highly-engaging, virtual simulation event is 120 minutes including a group debrief of the experience.
Kids grow up right before our eyes. Lean teams can, too. The common elements are a safe, nurturing culture, and education. In this elevated discussion, participants can explore how others have accelerated the growth of a Lean culture, the essential role of leadership, and current ideas for Lean training and education in an era of physical distancing, Zoom, and curtailed budgets.
During this online dialog between two Lean coaches, participants will learn:
Are you ready to make your work exponentially easier and valuable for your organization? Scrum harnesses the power of individuals working together as a team. Double your productivity using this framework with less effort. This webinar is geared for individuals and teams with Lean practitioner experience. Workshop resources will be provided to guide scaling up to fully functional Scrum teams.
Want to learn more now, find out what is Scrum and who uses it with this video from the Scrum Alliance on YouTube:
What is Scrum? YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/TRcReyRYIMg
Unpredictable workflows correlate with an increase in construction costs and schedules. The Last Planner System® (LPS®) was developed to improve predictability while maximizing efficiency and safety. In the Introduction to The Last Planner System® webinar, you will discover the five connected planning conversations of LPS® and how they improve communication, trust, transparency and reliability. This webinar, which includes real-life examples of LPS® implementation will be a first step in mastering the System.
Similar to during construction, unpredictable workflows correlate with an increase to project costs and schedules during the design (preconstruction) phases. The Last Planner System® (LPS®) is an effective approach to improving the delivery of projects during these phases. In the Last Planner System® In Design webinar participants will gain insight as to how collaborative planning will improve their delivery process and outcomes as relevant to the specifics of design. This webinar is an important step in learning to stabilize your delivery process by keeping all team members’ needs being reliably met.
During the Design Phase, teams seek ways to improve client outcomes while maximizing design excellence. Lean In The Design Phase webinar participants gain insight to Lean approaches and tools relative to the design phase to optimize team communication, collaboration and results. Learners will understand how a Lean strategy can drive innovative solutions by connecting people, principles and practices. This webinar is foundationally important for anyone involved in preconstruction to improve the impact you are having on the project outcomes.