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Upper Midwest

LCI Upper Midwest Community of Practice

The Upper Midwest CoP brings together the most forward thinking and respected design, construction, and supply chain and professionals in our in region.

Through effective lean leadership we are creating a “buzz” within our community, an excitement, an infectious desire far beyond our core group for a sustainable local lean culture.  We are creating a rising tide that will lift all the boats in our local construction community.

The best way to get involved is to come to our monthly Lean Coffee events that are on the second Thursday of each month!  There is no cost, all are welcome, and no previous lean experience is necessary. For more information about the Upper Midwest CoP please contact me, Dave Rahe, at dave.rahe@weitz.com.

Our dedicated core group members include:

  • Dave Rahe (Chair), The Weitz Company
  • Perry Thompson (Vice Chair), Parsons Electric
  • Kyle Woody, Kraus Anderson
  • Eli Mastin, Mortenson
  • Charlie McGough, McGough
  • Kelley Buckentine, Opus

We look forward to seeing your soon! Should you have any questions about our group, please feel free to reach out to Dave Rahe at dave.rahe@weitz.com or another core group member listed above.

 

SAVE THE DATE!

9/11/2018 – Last Planners’ Workshop is coming to the Upper Midwest!  Learn more and register at 2018 Last Planners’ Workshop_Minneapolis!

Benefit from practical implementation advice and engage with colleagues in the field who are using Lean and facing many of the same ILPD challenges.  This event is specifically tailored for those with considerable workface experience in implementing Last Planner® and other Lean techniques on projects.

LCI Upper Midwest Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Dec
13
Thu
A Lean Coffee (Upper Midwest CoP) @ RJM Construction
Dec 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

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LCI Upper Midwest Community of Practice

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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.  Please pre-register

LCIs Upper Midwest Community of Practice PAST Events

A Lean Coffee (Upper Midwest CoP)

October 11, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Upper Midwest CoP)

November 8, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Upper Midwest IPD Forum (Upper Midwest CoP)

May 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Upper Midwest CoP)

May 10, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Upper Midwest CoP)

June 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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John Pemberton – A Case for Lean Construction (Upper Midwest CoP)

April 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Lean Coffee – January 2018 (Upper Midwest CoP)

January 11, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – February 2018 (Upper Midwest CoP)

February 8, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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The Mindset of an Effective Big Room (Upper Midwest CoP)

September 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Lean Design Workshop (Upper Midwest CoP)

June 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Parson Electric’s Lean Ready! Event (Upper Midwest CoP)

March 23, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
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Lean Coffee – OCTOBER (Upper Midwest CoP)

October 12, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – SEPTEMBER (Upper Midwest CoP)

September 14, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – AUGUST (Upper Midwest CoP)

August 10, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – JULY (Upper Midwest CoP)

July 13, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – JUNE (Upper Midwest CoP)

June 8, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – MAY (Upper Midwest CoP)

May 11, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – April (Upper Midwest CoP)

April 13, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – DECEMBER (Upper Midwest CoP)

December 14, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – NOVEMBER (Upper Midwest CoP)

November 16, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – March (Upper Midwest CoP)

March 9, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – February (Upper Midwest CoP)

February 9, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – January17 (Upper Midwest CoP)

January 12, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – September (Upper Midwest CoP)

September 8, 2016 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – August

August 11, 2016 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
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