LCI Update

March 30, 2017

Sustaining Sponsors


Words of Wisdom

Myth #1 of 5 About IPD and Lean: “Delivery matters less than choosing the right people; ‘A-Team’ behaviors can’t be dictated by a contract.”
The Myth Busted: It’s not possible to have “A-Team” players on every project, but it turns out that the right delivery methods can foster behaviors that bring any team up to much higher performance standards. These techniques include effective on- and off-boarding processes, attending to risk/reward proportions within teams, improved coaching/mentoring, and encouraging a culture of accountability. See video on 5 Myths Busted about IPD and Lean at


Upcoming Events

March 30th
LCI-SNE Kick-off, Why Every Project Stakeholder Wants To Go Lean
(Southern New England CoP)

March 30th
Building a Lean Culture
(San Diego CoP)

March 31st
A Lean Coffee
(Carolinas CoP)

April 6th
A Lean Coffee
(Chicago CoP)

April 6th
Introduction to Lean
(Austin CoP)

April 7th
Introduction to Lean
(Carolinas CoP)

April 11th
A Lean Coffee
(Central Indiana CoP)

April 12th
The 5 Choices
(Northern California CoP)

April 13th
A Lean Coffee
(Carolinas CoP)

April 13th
A Lean Coffee
(Upper Midwest CoP)

April 13th
The Business Case for Lean
(Central Florida CoP)

April 18th
Introduction to Lean
(National Capital Region CoP)

April 19th
A Lean Coffee
(Southern New England CoP)

April 19th
Integrated Project Delivery: What Owners are Looking for from Designers & Constructors
(Los Angeles & Orange County CoP)

April 20th
The Business Case for Lean
(Middle Tennessee CoP)

April 20th
Working Inside the Big Room
(Chicago CoP)

April 26st
Last Planner System® for NYC Health Care Construction
(New York City CoP)

April 27th
The Business Case for Lean
(San Antonio CoP)

April 27th
The Business Case for Lean
(Austin CoP)

April 28st
A Lean Coffee
(New Orleans Region CoP)

May 3rd & 4th
Managing to Learn: The Use of the A3

May 4th
A Lean Coffee
(Chicago CoP)

May 9th
A Lean Coffee
(Central Indiana CoP)

May 11th
A Lean Coffee
(Upper Midwest CoP)

May 19th
Introduction to Lean
(Dallas-Fort Worth CoP)

May 19th
A Lean Coffee
(New Orleans Region CoP)

May 31st, 2017 to
June 1st, 2017

LCI Design Forum

June 22nd, 2017
LCI Owner Forum
(Chicago, IL)

October 16th, 2017 to
October 20th, 2017

19th LCI Congress
(Anaheim, CA)

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19th LCI Congress Sponsors

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Registration OPEN

2017 Design Forum

May 31 - June 1, 2017, Chicago, IL

The annual 2017 LCI/P2SL/AIA Lean in Design Forum is the event where designers come together to learn about and advance Lean methodologies.

At the 2017 Design Forum, not only will you find immense value in the presentations, the interactive Q&A sessions and the training courses, you will also expand your network among Lean practitioners who support and enable collaboration, creativity and more efficient project delivery.

Join design colleagues at this year’s Design Forum in Chicago – the must-attend design industry event!

Learning Round Tables

  1. Lean Coffee: Participant’s Choice of Topic - Kristin Hill
  2. Technology/BIM - Matt Petermann
  3. Part II of the Cultural Transformation: The Journey Continues - Bernita Beikmann & Andrea Sponsel
  4. Agile/Scrum Work Planning: Design Perspective - Raquel Ranieri & Bryan Frank
  5. Innovative Methods to Manage Risk/Contigency on an IPD Project - Mike Castor
  6. “Building the Right Thing” - Bill Keen and Michael Zabritski
  7. Continuous Estimating/Conceptual Estimating - Douglas Lee

More Info & Registration

LCI 2017 Congress Sponsorship/Exhibit Opportunities

Be a part of the fastest growing Lean event in the world! Showcase your brand through sponsorship/exhibit opportunities at the LCI 2017 Annual Congress in sunny Anaheim, CA! Each year, our event grows exponentially and this year we expect a 30 percent increase in attendance over last year’s number of 1,325.

This week’s featured sponsorship is our Safety Sponsorship - $18,500

The company/firm that takes advantage of this sponsorship opportunity will receive:

  1. 3 Complimentary registrations for Congress days (Wed. – Fri.)
  2. Conduct morning safety moments in plenary sessions during Congress days (Wed. – Thurs.)
  3. You will have 90 seconds to do the safety moment at the plenary sessions
  4. Name/logo on signage in plenary sessions
  5. Pre and Post Congress attendee lists
  6. Listing in Congress app with logo and 75-word description
  7. Name/Logo recognition on all LCI printed literature, including program, LCI website, Congress e-mails and LCI Update

Contact Ilene Goldberg today about this opportunity or other sponsorship/exhibit opportunities,

If you have another sponsorship option in mind, let us know and we will create it for you; although certain restrictions may apply.

More information

Sponsorship Opportunities      Exhibit Opportunities

Our New Journey to Transform

LCI is not exempt to the continuous improvement rule of Lean, so we decided to revamp our strategies for transforming the built environment and communicate them through our Journey to Transform document.

See what steps LCI is taking to advance Lean implementation!

Journey to Transform

Advance Lean with Owner-to-Owner Collaboration

Registration OPEN

Save the date for LCI Owner Forum, June 22 in Chicago. This one-day, Owners Only event is an opportunity for Lean leaders to share learnings and address implementation challenges with others who are committed to implementing Lean on capital projects.

Register & more info

Owner Scholarships Available for LCI Congress Attendance

Scholarship opportunities are available for individuals directly employed by an owner organization. If you or your colleague are directly employed by an owner organization (vs. owner's representative) and are interested in attending Congress but challenged to find the budget support to do so, you can apply for funding support through the LCI scholarship program. Please make this benefit known to the network of owner organizations with which you work. Apply for scholarship support today!

Apply here

Patrick Lencioni named LCI Congress Keynote Speaker

Patrick Lencioni, author or The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, will present at the 19th annual LCI Congress as the opening keynote speaker. Lencioni is the founder of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement.

Come to LCI Congress and hear Patrick Lencioni speak to leadership, team building and how both play a part in your organization’s success!

2017 LCI Congress

New Owner Success Story Video - Sutter Health

Sutter Health’s James Pease tells us why all of Sutter Health’s current projects are using Lean tools like Last Planner System®, Pull Planning and Hand-off Work Planning. And with Target Value Design, budgets are maintained and the schedule is on-time while allowing for more patient-based innovative design opportunities.

Lean and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) not only benefits the owner, but the project team is happier, safer, more collaborative and saves money.

Sutter Health Video

Attend a Lean Business Case Briefing Near You!

Catch The Business Case for Lean Construction, a presentation on two LCI-sponsored research efforts. Register for your local CoP research event and become enlightened by the empirical research findings that build a solid case for Lean design and construction. Then, use what you heard to spread Lean throughout the industry!

For a research overview, go to Learning on our website, then Research. On the right sidebar is a running list of CoP events covering the research. Make sure to check back regularly for updates!

Upcoming LCI events in March & April:

  • March 30 - Denver, CO - Colorado CoP event
  • April 13 - Orlando, FL - Central Florida CoP event
  • April 20 - Nashville, TN - Middle Tennessee CoP event
  • April 27 - San Antonio, TX - San Antonio CoP event
  • April 27 - Austin, TX - Austin CoP event

LCI-Sponsored Research Page

Lean Learning Video – High-Performing Teams featuring Eric Shawn Houston

The project team is the life, blood and foundation of an effective and efficient Lean project,” HHCP Architects’ Eric Houston says in this video, because a high-performing team will break down silos, celebrate small and large accomplishments, and continuously reflect for optimized talent and value.

Watch the High-Performing Teams Video

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. To learn how to create a high-performing team quickly, read our book available for purchase under SHOP LCI on the top, right corner of our website.

You can watch this video and the rest of the series on the LCI website under Learning, Getting Started with Lean.

Watch the Lean Learning Video Series

Buy Transforming Design and Construction

Community of Practice (CoP) Corner

LCI hosted and participated in an A3 training workshop at our offices in Arlington, VA Friday, March 17. Bevan Mace, Balfour Beatty Construction, conducted the training and we learned how to use A3s as a problem-solving tool!

Check out photos from the A3 training and other National Capital Region CoP events on the LCI Flickr page!

NCR Flickr Album


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