LCI Update

May 11, 2017

Sustaining Sponsors


Words of Wisdom

Myth #4 of 5 About IPD and Lean: "Either owners aren’t getting best value or the team is not making a profit."
The Myth Busted: The survey showed 100% of owners had expectations met or exceeded and some project teams saw 20-30% more profit gain than with non-IPD projects. See video on 5 Myths Busted about IPD and Lean at


LCI Welcomes Our New Members!

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Upcoming Events

May 16th
The Business Case for Lean
(Cascadia-Portland CoP)

May 17th
Lean Lunch
(Kansas City CoP)

May 17th
Lean Brew
(Southern New England CoP)

May 17th
The Business Case for Lean
(Arizona CoP)

May 18th
A Lean Coffee
(Carolinas CoP)

May 19th
Root Cause Analysis
(Colorado CoP)

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

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

May 19th
A Lean Coffee
(Middle Tennessee Region CoP)

May 19th
A Lean Coffee
(Southern Florida Region CoP)

May 19th
A Lean Coffee
(National Capital Region Region CoP)

May 23rd
Risk Management Metrics for an IPD Project
(Central Indiana CoP)

May 23rd
Pull- Planning the Design Phase
(New York CoP)

May 25th
Target Value Design
(Austin CoP)

May 30th
Owners Forum: The Business Case for Lean Construction
(Chicago CoP)

May 31st, 2017 to
June 1st, 2017

LCI Design Forum

June 1st
The Business Case for Lean
(Southern New England CoP)

June 2nd
A Lean Coffee
(Carolinas CoP)

June 6th
A Lean Coffee
(Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

June 7th
A Lean Coffee
(Los Angeles / Orange County CoP)

June 8th
A Lean Coffee
(Upper Midwest CoP)

June 13th
A Lean Coffee
(Central Indiana CoP)

June 13th
LEAN Construction in Cascadia an evening of Continuous Improvement, Sharing and Reflection
(Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

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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2017 Lean in Design Forum - Eli Lilly and Co. keynote speakers

Eli Lilly’s Brian Bridgewater, Project Manager, and Michael Hildebrand, Director of Projects, will lead a keynote discussion about partner design firms communicating the owner’s needs in an IPD project and myths that come along with Lean.

Signup for the 2017 Lean in Design Forum May 31-June 1 in Chicago to learn more about your design-specific role in delivering Lean/IPD projects on time and on budget!

Register today!

Room block at the Hyatt Regency Chicago expires May 16th

#valuedelivery Call for Lean Photos - grand prize winner!

LCI is ecstatic to announce the grand prize winner of a free core-day pass to 2017 LCI Congress - Linbeck for the photo(s) submitted showing "Morning Lean Board Huddle"! This LCI corporate member organization can send one employee to attend Oct. 18-19 in Anaheim, Calif. to bring back and share innovative ideas for improvement with Linbeck.

The collection of all photos submitted covered Lean topics like co-location, safety, pull planning, plus/delta and more. Stay tuned for the #valuedelivery photo release and the next LCI corp. member campaign by connecting with LCI on social media!

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LCI 2017 Congress
Sponsorship/Exhibit Opportunities

Be a part of the fastest growing Lean event in the United States – showcase your brand through sponsorship/exhibit opportunities at the LCI 2017 Annual Congress! Last year’s record breaking attendance of 1,325 Lean professionals was the fifth year of consecutive growth and in 2017 we expect 30% increase over our 2016 attendance numbers.

This week’s featured sponsorship is the Lean Coffee/Coffee Cup Sponsor $30,000
The sponsor will receive:

  1. Two (2) Complimentary registrations to Congress days (Wed. – Fri.)
  2. Lean Coffees to be facilitated by sponsor company (Wed. and Thurs. morning)
  3. Cups are set out where coffee is served throughout the day, and at Lean Coffees. Cups are double sided with lids included. Logo will be in color on both sides of cups
  4. The ability to create a “Lean Coffee” handout explaining the Lean Coffee process, to be given out at the coffees, with your logo on them
  5. Signage throughout the coffee area naming your company as the sponsor
  6. Pre and Post Congress attendee lists
  7. Listing on Congress app with logo and 75-word description
  8. Name/Logo recognition on all LCI printed literature, including program, LCI website, Congress e-mails and LCI Update

Congress exhibit booths are going fast - be sure to get your preferred spot today!

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

More information

Sponsorship Opportunities      Exhibit Opportunities

Registration OPEN

Advance Lean with
Owner-to-Owner collaboration

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.

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Owner Scholarships available for LCI Congress core program

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

The Unruly Project - Sven Bertelsen

Sven asks readers to forget about the “Know How” for now and find the “Know Why” in his new book, The Unruly Project, introducing a new understanding of the nature of projects. Readers will follow this so-called Lean grey beard from Greenland to Northern Russia to his son’s playroom as he brings new disciplines to the table like complexity and chaos to outline a fresh way of managing Lean Construction projects.

Look for The Unruly Project soon on Amazon as both a hard copy and Kindle edition!

Attend a Lean Business Case event near you!

Catch The Business Case for Lean Construction, a presentation on two LCI-sponsored research efforts at any of our Communities of Practice (CoP)! Register for your local research event and learn empirical evidence that will help you fully communicate the advantages of Lean to your organization, project team and owner!

For a research overview, go to the Learning tab on our website and select Research. There is a running list of CoP events covering the research on the right sidebar. Check back regularly for updates!

Upcoming LCI research events:

  • May 16 - Portland, Oreg.
  • May 17 - Phoenix, Ariz.
  • June 1 - Hartford, Conn.
  • June 14 - Walnut Creek, Calif.
  • June 15 - Los Angeles, Calif.
  • June 15 - San Diego, Calif.

LCI-Sponsored Research Page

Community of Practice (CoP) Corner

LCI hosted Managing to Learn: The Use of the A3 Management Process which was taught by the Lean Enterprise Institute in LCI’s Arlington, Va. offices. This two-day course was attended by a diverse group that included LCI Board Members, Practice Committee Members, staff and other Lean practitioners.

We took a deep dive into the A3 development process where everyone was challenged in developing a real-life A3 and then practicing the A3 roles of “Author” (owner of the problem), “Coach” (influencer/mentor), and “Observer” (keeping the group “on time”) in groups of three. To borrow a quote from American inventor, Charles Kettering, “A problem well stated is a problem half solved!”

See A3 Training Photos


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If you haven’t logged into your My LCI account lately, please do so and update any incorrect or missing information. LCI uses this information to ensure you’re sent the event and training updates that are most relevant to you. You can find My LCI on the top right-hand corner of our website.

    Things to double check in your My LCI profile:
  • Your local CoP(s)
  • Your position’s title
  • The industry you work in most (architect, trade partner, owner, etc.)


BIM and Lean Industry Day at LC3 -
July 9 in Greece

You get the chance to hear LCI corp. members Skanska and DPR Construction discuss practical experience of Lean and BIM implementation if you attend BIM and Lean Industry Day July 9 at LC3 2017 on the Greek island of Crete!

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Lean Learning Video – The Last Planner System® featuring Sarah Brand

Last Planner System® (LPS®) brings stability to projects by focusing on flow while keeping work consistent to allow for waste elimination and continuous improvement, Sarah Brand, Balfour Beatty Construction, says in this Lean Learning Video.

LPS requires five recurring conversations (Should, Can, Will, Did, Learn planning) designed so that the team can manage the vast network of commitments. Learn more about each of the five conversations in LPS with this video!

Watch the Last Planner System® 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 more about LPS, 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

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