LCI Update

March 29, 2018

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Words of Wisdom

"The Continuous Improvement cycles are iterative in the sense that every future state becomes a new current state, which then begins the search for the next future state."
Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change
Chapt. 31, page 181

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Upcoming Events

March 29th, 2018
Pop-Up DoJo – Developing Lean Leadership at
Your Workplace

(New England CoP)

March 30th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Colorado CoP)

April 3rd, 2018
Introduction to Last Planner System®
(New Orleans CoP)

April 4th, 2018
Introduction to Last Planner System®
(Kansas City CoP)

April 4th, 2018
Introduction to Last Planner System®
(New Orleans CoP)

April 5th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Chicago CoP)

April 5th, 2018
Leveraging Technology Forum – an

(Chicago CoP)

April 11th, 2018
A Factory of One: How to Apply Lean to Your Individual Work
(and your life)

(Northern California - Central Valley CoP)

April 13th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Georgia CoP)

April 13th, 2018
Study Action
Team (SAT)

(Colorado CoP)

April 17th, 2018
Gemba Tour: Union College Science
Center Project, Schenectady, NY

(New York State CoP)

April 18th, 2018
Failure Demand –
A Hidden Drag
on the Performance
of Professional
Services Firms

(New York City CoP)

April 18th, 2018
John Pemberton -
A Case for
Lean Construction

(Upper Midwest CoP)

April 18th, 2018
Mindset of An Effective Big Room
(Cascadia-Portland CoP)

April 19th, 2018
A Lean Coffee - Raleigh
(Carolinas CoP)

April 19th, 2018
A Lean Brew
(Southern New
England CoP)

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May 30th, 2018 to
May 31st, 2018

Design Forum
(Chicago, IL)

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

Save the DATE!
October 15th, 2018 to
October 19th, 2018

20th LCI Congress
(Orlando, FL)

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October 14th, 2019 to
October 18th, 2019

21st LCI Congress
(Fort Worth, TX)

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Choose your Lean in Design Forum
learning round tables

2018 Lean in Design Forum attendees choose the two out of eight learning round table discussions during registration that will put them in the best position to make transformational change within their organization or project team. Round table discussion topics include:

  • Agile/Scrum Management and Delivery-Design Perspective
  • AIA Foresight Report Findings – Corollaries to Lean in Design
  • Lean + Human-Centered Design: Where’s the Sweet Spot?
  • Managing Change in Your Organization
  • Science and Art of Conceptual Estimating
  • Technology/BIM
  • Understanding Lean Backlash, and
  • Virtual and Augmented Technologies in Lean Design.

Learn more about who attends and sign up for 2018 Lean in Design Forum, May 30-31 in Chicago, Ill., before your preferred session reaches capacity!

Register today!

Owner Forum registration is open!

Share this opportunity to sign up for the second annual Owner Forum, June 27 in Miami Fla., with an owner you know so that they can hear lessons learned from other owners delivering Lean projects. Only owners can sign up, but designers and builders can encourage owners to attend and collaborate with their peers along their Lean journey.

Owner sign up

Find the right Design Forum
sponsorship for you!

Increase your brand's face-to-face engagement with the Lean design and construction community by sponsoring or exhibiting at the upcoming 2018 Lean in Design Forum in Chicago, Ill., May 30-31. Check out the benefits you can reap by sponsoring Wi-Fi and all-day refreshments or exhibiting!

Then contact Ilene Goldberg,, for more information and to secure your spot as a Lean in Design Forum sponsor or exhibitor.

Learn more!

Can LCI increase your
e-learning knowledge retention?

Before we release the LCI Immersive Education Program’s first e-course, Introduction to Last Planner System®, this spring, we want to hear from Lean practitioners like you! Take this short survey to tell us how we can improve our e-course development and make our e-learning objectives stick.

Take the survey now!

Owners can apply for
LCI Congress scholarship

If you are directly employed by an owner organization and would like to discover the Lean advantage with more than 1,600 Lean practitioners, apply for the LCI Congress scholarship. If approved, you could attend the 2018 LCI Congress core program, Oct. 17-18 in Orlando, Fla., for free!

Project team members should share this opportunity with owners searching for Lean education and networking.

Owner scholarship application

2018 LCI Congress
opening keynote announced

Imagine a work place where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity. David Marquet, former nuclear submarine commander and Amazon #1 Best Seller, will tell his story of how he “turned the ship around” by treating his crew like leaders, not followers at the 20th annual LCI Congress on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in Orlando, Fla.

170 years of industry experience combined
at Last Planners Workshop


Thirty-five LCI corporate member practitioners used their combined 170 years of industry experience to engage in an intense knowledge sharing event, the 2018 Last Planners Workshop on March 21.

Last Planners candidly shared their truths on topics like standard work practices, time management and more to realize that when people are engaged in the continuous improvement process, it translates to increased savings among organizations and projects. Check out discussion topics and photos!

LCI members move and shape
the Lean community

Discover how the eight featured LCI corporate member general contractors are implementing Lean design and construction agendas focused on continuous improvement in this Building Design + Construction article.

"It’s a new direction, getting Lean into everything they do in their business and getting everybody in the firm to be much more Lean," Dan Heinemeier, LCI executive director, says.


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