LCI Update

March 1, 2018

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Words of Wisdom

"Through LPS®, understanding shifts from a few key planners to dozens or even hundreds of project participants and the quality and reliability of the project schedule improves by leaps and bounds."
Target Value Delivery: Practitioner Guidebook to Implementation – Current State 2016
Chapt. 9, page 86

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LCI Welcomes Our New Member!

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Upcoming Events

March 2nd, 2018
Introduction to Lean Project Delivery
(Colorado CoP)

March 8th, 2018
Parade of Trades
PLUS Lean Overview

(Central Florida -
Tampa CoP)

March 9th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Georgia CoP)

March 9th, 2018
Parade of Trades
PLUS Lean Overview

(Central Florida - Orlando CoP)

March 13th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Central Indiana CoP)

March 14th, 2018
Using Lean Tools for Project Planning
and Design

(Northern California
Bay Area CoP)

March 14th, 2018
Fix What Bugs You: How Southland Uses Videos to Drive Lean Culture
(Northern California
Bay Area CoP)

March 14th, 2018
Going Integrated on Hard Bid Work
at UC Davis

(Northern California Central Valley CoP)

March 15th, 2018
Surviving the Big Room
(San Diego CoP)

March 20th, 2018
Lessons Learned in Pull Planning Facilitation and Implementation
(New York State CoP)

March 21st, 2018
Introduction to Lean Project Delivery
(Austin CoP)

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March 21st, 2018
Last Planners Workshop
(Oakland, CA)

March 21st, 2018
A Lean Lunch
(Kansas City CoP)

March 28th, 2018
Lean Suds
(Dallas / Fort
Worth CoP)

Register NOW!
May 30th, 2018 to
May 31st, 2018

Design Forum
(Chicago, IL)

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June 27th, 2018
Owner Forum
(Miami, FL)

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October 15th, 2018 to
October 19th, 2018

20th LCI Congress
(Orlando, FL)

Save the DATE!
October 14th, 2019 to
October 18th, 2019

21st LCI Congress
(Fort Worth, TX)

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2018 Lean in Design Forum
registration is open!

Register today for the 2018 Lean in Design Forum in Chicago, May 30-31, to hear the 2017 Lean in design research key findings and learn about Lean processes that will save designers time for creative problem solving.

Learning Round Table discussion topics will include:

  • Technology/BIM
  • Managing Change in your Organization
  • Agile/Scrum Project Management and Delivery – Design Perspective
  • Lean + Human Centered Design: Where’s the Sweet Spot?

Sign up for Lean in design best practices

2018 LCI Congress
call for abstracts ends tonight!

There’s still time to submit your abstract for review, but act quick because the 2018 LCI Congress call for abstracts ends tonight at 12:00 a.m. PST! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be a pioneer and share your Lean project team lessons learned at the 20th annual LCI Congress, Oct. 15-19, in Orlando, Fla.

See full track descriptions on the abstract page:

  • Field-Driven Lean
  • Adapting Lean Principles to the Planning, Design and Preconstruction Phases
  • Lean Transformations
  • Kaizen – Continuous Improvement
  • Talent Gap – Knowledge Transfer
  • Lean in 2028, Envisioning the Future

This year’s theme is "Reflecting on Our Past, Envisioning Our Future." Submit your abstract now for a chance to present at the 20th anniversary of LCI Congress before it's too late!

LCI Congress abstract submission

LCI corporate members with significant Last Planner System® workface experience – Register today!

The 2018 Last Planners Workshop , March 21 in Oakland, Calif., is a highly collaborative workshop for LCI corporate member superintendents and foremen with considerable workface experience implementing Last Planner System® (LPS®). Have you used LPS® on at least three projects within the last 5 years?

Register today for this small-scale learning environment, which is the perfect platform for Last Planners to engage with other colleagues in the field and learn from their practical implementation advice!

Typical workshop topics at this small-scale educational workshop include:

  • Better practices for onboarding
  • Production design using Takt Time
  • The new role of a Lean leader
  • LPS® milestone planning, phase pull planning and look ahead planning
  • LPS® weekly work planning, metrics and tracking

Register for the Last Planners Workshop!

Brand building opportunities at
LCI national events

Design and construction practitioners stay in-the-know with the latest trends and technology at LCI national events, and you can build your brand by sponsoring or exhibiting.

Industry-leading design and construction practitioners will attend 2018 Lean in Design Forum, May 30-31 in Chicago, Ill., and 2018 LCI Congress , Oct. 15-19 in Orlando, Calif., and your organization could be a valuable aspect of their programs. For more information on sponsor and exhibitor opportunities, contact Ilene Goldberg,

Discover how you can expand your organization's brand recognition!

Design Forum Sponsorship Information

Congress Sponsorship Information

Community of Practice (CoP) Corner -
Encourage Florida colleagues to engage at LCI CoP workshops

LCI Community of Practice (CoP) and LCI Congress events are opportunities to grow your organization’s practical Lean implementation experience and build valuable connections for continued knowledge sharing. With the 20th annual LCI Congress coming to Orlando, Fla., this Oct. 15-19, you can encourage your Florida colleagues to participate in upcoming Central Florida CoP workshops prior to the event to build on their Lean knowledge base.

Upcoming workshops with the Central Florida CoP:

Both workshops will strengthen your Lean journey and prepare you for the 2018 LCI Congress educational courses and presentations on Lean in design, Last Planner System®, field-driven Lean and more. Get engaged today!

For more information, contact Denise Erminger,

Connect with your closest LCI CoP

LCI's Lean Construction Immersive Education Program launches this spring!

For the first time, LCI will launch the Lean Construction Immersive Education Program, an interactive online education program, with Introduction to Last Planner System® as the first course.

Is your organization looking to improve project planning, increase productivity and eliminate waste? Stay tuned for more updates on LCI's online course, Introduction to Last Planner System®, which enables on-demand, self-paced learning for your team’s busy schedule with knowledge checks along the way to maximize your engagement and knowledge retention!

Note: Last Planner System® is trademarked by LCI and should be referenced as so within any written and online form.

Can your organization host
a Gemba Walk in Orlando?

The 20th annual LCI Congress will end with Gemba Walks on Friday, Oct. 19, and if your organization has an active construction project, manufacturing site, Big Room or office space implementing Lean processes, you should submit a Gemba application.

Preference will be given to sites:

  • Demonstrating Lean practices
  • Within a 45-minute drive from Orlando

Show off your firm's Lean processes and tools with LCI Congress attendees!

Host a LCI Congress Gemba Walk

Trade Partner expert Q&A – Pioneering Lean

Henry Nutt, a Southland Industries Superintendent, faces challenges on the job when encountering skeptics of the Lean advantage or when working with a project team not implementing Lean processes, but, Henry and his team always operate to improve the project where they can with Lean thinking.

"We try to teach that there are going to be breakdowns, but it’s how we respond that your project team members will remember most," Henry says in his Lean expert insight interview.

Get more Lean expert insight from the trade partner's perspective in this blog post!

Save the date: 2018 Owner Forum,
June 27 in Miami, Fla.

Owners face unique challenges along their Lean journey but do not need to face them alone. The second annual Owner Forum on June 27 in Miami, Fla., is a chance for owners committed to Lean practices to meet and collaborate on how to improve project delivery outcomes. This owner-exclusive event will cover Gemba, Target Value Design, Big Room and a budget tracker for evaluating project health.

Owners should save the date for 2018 Owner Forum and project team members should share this opportunity for exclusive knowledge sharing with owner colleagues! Registration will open soon.


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