LCI Update

January 19, 2017

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Words of Wisdom

From: Target Value Delivery, Practitioner Guidebook to Implementation, page 139.
Traditional construction proposals and contracts typically overflow with inclusions, exclusions, and attempts to shift risk on to another party. Contracts in a TVD [Target Value Delivery] project are different, and focus the group on managing risk collectively and putting those most capable of mitigating a risk in a position to actually do so.


Upcoming Events

January 24th
An Owners Coffee
(Central Indiana CoP)

January 24th
Doing A Gemba Walk – TCM’s Take at the ‘First Step’
(Cascadia-Portland CoP)

January 24th
Happy Hour
(Austin CoP)

January 25th
A Lean Coffee
(Kansas City CoP)

January 26th, 2017 to
January 27th, 2017

LCI/P2SL/AIA Design Forum

February 2nd
Parade of Trades – Reliable Flow
(Kansas City CoP)

February 8th
Rebuilding Trust & Collaboration – Lessons Learned of a Project’s Community of Practice
(Los Angeles & Orange County CoP)

February 8th
Lean Happy Hour
(Northern California Central Valley CoP)

February 9th
Accelerating Speed to Market through Adaptive Lean Methods
(Chicago CoP)

February 10th
A Lean Coffee
(National Capital Region CoP)

February 14th
A Lean Coffee
(Central Indiana CoP)

February 15th
A Lean Coffee
(Oklahoma CoP)

February 15th
Highlights of the 2016 National LCI Congress
(Central Florida CoP)

February 22nd
State of the Union – How We All Use Lean Everyday
(Dallas-Fort Worth CoP)

May 31st, 2017 to
June 1st, 2017

LCI Design Forum

October 16th, 2017 to
October 20th, 2017

19th LCI Congress
(Anaheim, CA)

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2017 LCI Congress
Call for Abstracts – NOW OPEN

If you have a Lean experience to share, submit an abstract to be considered for a presentation slot at the 19th annual LCI Congress Oct. 16-20 in Anaheim, CA. This year’s theme is Capture and Leverage the Lean Advantage, and the 2017 LCI Congress Planning Team wants presentations of all levels! The abstract submission deadline is March 15, 2017, so don’t miss your chance!

To Submit

For questions, please contact Joan Piccariello,

2017 LCI Congress homepage

Owner Success Story – T. Rowe Price

T. Rowe Price’s Brian Dean found “a better way to deliver projects” after participating in the University of Minnesota case studies that aimed to uncover how and why Lean and IPD lead to success.

Thanks to the early on-boarding of stakeholders and streamlined communication, the project delivered was under budget, which allowed T. Rowe Price to feed the saved dollars directly back into the project to further increase value.

Watch this owner success video and its accompanying research videos on the Learning Overview section of the LCI website.

Owner Success Video

P2SL/LCI/AIA Design Forum 2017

We hope to see you Jan. 26-27 in Berkeley, CA., for the Design Forum 2017 to join the rest of the Lean design community as they learn more about design process improvements, collaborative design and pertinent industry trends that impact daily work. AIA continuing education credits are available for attendees.

  • Session I: Lean Transformation of Design Enterprises
  • Session II: Center for Lean Engagement and Research in Healthcare
  • Session III: Collaborative Design & Scoping Process
  • Session IV: Design Process Improvement
  • Session V: Agile Methods
  • Session VI: Engineering Design

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Lean Learning Video – Lean Construction Defined featuring Bevan Mace

Bevan Mace, Balfour Beatty Construction, defines Lean Construction and then launches into the six key Lean concepts: respect for people, generation of value, focus on a process and flow, removal of waste, continuous improvement and optimize the whole.

Lean Construction Defined

Lean thinking challenges traditional silos of communication, which tend to only maximize each stakeholder’s part, by optimizing the entire value stream as a whole.

The Lean Learning Video series of 12 is based on key chapters in LCI’s first book, Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change. You can watch this video and the rest of the series on the LCI website under Learning, Getting Started with Lean.

LCI is hiring!

Join the LCI staff in our endeavor to transform the built environment through Lean implementation! We’re looking to add a Director of Education Programs and a Manager, LCI Communities of Practice Relations to the team, so tell your friends!

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Lean Leader Videos – Lean Journeys

Two out of 12 Lean Leader videos submitted by LCI corporate member companies are about their Lean journeys.

Pankow Builder’s How to Increase Construction Labor Productivity through Lean Culture video emphasizes empowering people to collaborate in order to implement their own process improvements.

Warfel Construction’s Lean Video invites us into one of the company’s first Big Room meetings for its first Lean project so that we can see the round table method that engages all stakeholders.

Watch the Lean Journey videos and the rest of the Lean Leader videos on our website under Learning, Getting Started with Lean, Lean Leader Video Submissions (blue sidebar on the right).

Lean Leader Videos

Silent Squares Simulation

Convincing your project team that collaboration leads to better outcomes is not always easy, but LCI’s Silent Squares Simulation explores the real and imagined boundaries of thinking collectively to give your team a sense of comfort and confidence in relying on each other.

The Silent Squares Simulation is an interactive learning experience that engages each team member’s collaborative and problem-solving skills while simultaneously showing how more work can be done when all team members are sharing the same goals.

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Dan C. Heinemeier, CAE
Executive Director

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