LCI Update

April 12, 2018

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Words of Wisdom

"Through TVD, team members have the ability to understand and refine the definition of value from the customer’s point of view, and this definition becomes increasingly clear through the life of the project."
Target Value Delivery: Practitioner Guidebook to Implementation – Current State 2016
Chapt. 1, page 13

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Upcoming Events

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
A Lean Lunch
(Kansas 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 18th, 2018
A Lean Coffee and Owner Panel – Lean + Project Delivery Methods
(Oklahoma 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)

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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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Deep dive learning sessions at
Lean in Design Forum

When you register for 2018 Lean in Design Forum, May 30-31 in Chicago, Ill., you choose which in-depth learning sessions (listed below) you want to participate in for a deeper dive into the mindset, tools and processes that create a Lean culture transformation.

  • Introduction to Lean in Design
  • Last Planner System® in Design
  • Target Value Delivery
  • Mindset of an Effective Big Room
  • Lean in the Design Practice
  • Choosing By Advantages
  • Failure Demand – A Hidden Drag on the Performance of Professional Services Firms

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Lean Trilogy: Three Teams Discuss
"The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"

Lead architects and owners representative from the 2018 Lean in Design Forum Chicago Medical Center panel Lean Trilogy: Three Teams Discuss “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” will transparently explain challenges their teams faced when asking designers to attend meetings they do not traditionally attend. LCI interviewed panel moderator Rich Seiler, Unified Works, and he reveals more about this plenary panel on May 31 in this week’s blog post.

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Build your Lean in design
community network

The upcoming Lean in Design Forum, May 30-31 in Chicago, Ill., is your next sponsor or exhibit opportunity to build your Lean network, specifically among designers, architects and engineers seeking to transform how they work.

A limited amount of exhibit spaces and sponsorship levels are available so that you can find the best option for your organization to build your brand in the Lean community! Contact Ilene Goldberg,, for more information and to secure your spot as a Lean in Design Forum sponsor or exhibitor.

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LCI corporate member exclusive:
e-course volume discounts

The Introduction to Last Planner System® e-course will be released soon, but only LCI corporate members are eligible for volume discounts. LCI’s Immersive Education Program made learning Lean easier with e-courses featuring hands-on interactions, diagrams, multimedia and more that can be accessed from any smart device, anywhere at any time!

With the e-course volume discount, corporate member organizations can begin to educate more people in less time and for less money now that in-person education is not the only option. For more information on volume discounts and LCI corporate membership, contact Ilene Goldberg,

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Do you know an owner invested in Lean?

Encourage an owner you know to sign up for the second annual Owner Forum, June 27 in Miami, Fla., and find support among owners facing similar challenges along their Lean journey. This owner-exclusive event agenda will feature owner panelists openly sharing their lessons learned from delivering Lean.

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LCI Congress Owner Scholarship application

Are you an owner and frustrated with the way projects are being delivered? Apply for the LCI Congress Owner Scholarship for a free registration (valued at $1195) to the 20th annual LCI Congress core program, Oct. 17-18, in Orlando, Fla. Scholarships will run out, so don’t delay your application!

Owner-focused sessions such as the Owners Lean Coffee and Owner Perspective Panel will be among the highlights for scholarship winners. Project team members should share this Lean educational opportunity with an owner looking for a better way to deliver projects.

Learn more and apply today!

Community of Practice (CoP) Corner -
Business Case for Lean
research coming to CoPs

If you missed the 2017 Business Case for Lean research roll-out to LCI Communities of Practice (CoPs) or would like to hear it again, sign up for an upcoming research event listed below and encourage a designer, owner or any project team member to attend and discover the Lean advantage.

Don't miss John Pemberton, former vice president, technology and manufacturing at Intel Corp., sharing his first-hand Lean experience along with the empirical research results linking Lean to improved project outcomes!

For information on how to get involved with a CoP near you, contact Denise Erminger,

Connect with your closest LCI CoP

LCI Congress abstract review

Earlier this week, the 2018 LCI Congress abstract review team wrapped up the scoring portion of the process and began lining up the Wednesday, Oct. 17-Thursday, Oct. 18 agenda with the accepted presentations. If you submitted an abstract for review this year, you will hear of your abstract’s status by the end of the month.

While you wait for the 20th annual LCI Congress agenda, learn more about who attends and what value they will find in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 15-19 on our website.

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