LCI Update

June 28, 2018

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Words of Wisdom

"Lean management is unsustainable without an equal emphasis on both Respect for People and Continuous Improvement."
Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change
Chapt. 14, page 80

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LCI Welcomes Our New Members!

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Upcoming Events

June 29th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(New Orleans CoP)

June 29th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Colorado CoP)

July 10th, 2018
A Lean Coffee –
Big Room

(Austin CoP)

July 12th, 2018
A Lean Happy Hour
(Memphis and
Mid-South CoP)

July 13th, 2018
A Lean Coffee & Virtual Design & Construction Panel Discussion
(Michigan CoP)

July 19th, 2018
Big Room in Action
(Austin CoP)

July 20th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Carolinas -
Charlotte CoP)

July 20th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Carolinas -
Raleigh CoP)

July 20th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(New Orleans CoP)

July 23rd, 2018
Introduction to Last Planner System®
(San Antonio CoP)

July 25th, 2018
Gemba Walk: Norman Public Library Branch
(Oklahoma CoP)

July 27th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Colorado CoP)

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September 11th, 2018
Last Planners' Workshop
(Minneapolis, Minn.)

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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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October 19th, 2020 to
October 23th, 2020

22nd LCI Congress
(Detroit, MI)

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Registration for the 20th Annual
LCI Congress is now open!

Join 1,600 of your peers at the premier Lean event of the year, October 15–19, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Enjoy optimal savings when you register now to be a part of this industry-wide event that will bring together owners, trade partners, members of the design community, general contractors and other Lean professionals. Wherever you are in your Lean journey, this is the place to be to learn how to broaden your learning experience and hear the latest on cutting-edge Lean methods.

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Claim your exhibit booth at
20th Annual LCI Congress

Why not show off your company's products and ideas in an exhibit booth at the 20th Annual LCI Congress? Choose between a premium, deluxe or standard exhibit space and display your company's newest Lean tools and techniques to Lean practitioners at the Exhibitor Sneak Peek reception held in the exhibit hall Tuesday evening and during posted exhibit hall hours.

Coffee and snacks will be served all day in the exhibit hall, so exhibitors will have ample opportunities to share their story with attendees who are eager to find innovative technology and ideas to improve the way they work. To become a 2018 LCI Congress sponsor or exhibitor, contact Ilene Goldberg,

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LCI e-Learning course preview coming soon

The time has nearly come for the LCI Immersive Education Program to launch its first e-Learning course, Introduction to Last Planner System®! But first, an e-Learning course preview will be available on the LCI website in the beginning of July for potential e-Learners to get a sneak peek of the design, structure and requirements for the Introduction to Last Planner System® e-Learning course.

Learn more about the advantages of e-Learning, and if you'd like to talk about e-Learning volume discounts of up to 65 percent off the already discounted LCI Corporate Member rate, contact Ilene Goldberg,

Community of Practice (CoP) Corner -
Leveraging social media to increase reach

LCI CoP leaders learned about the value of leveraging social media to increase reach during a virtual training on June 20. As LCI CoPs are attempting to grow in influence, optimizing social media efforts is a step in the right direction for spreading the word about Lean design and construction events regionally.

In the training, CoP leaders learned:

  • Differences between Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn profiles and LinkedIn groups.
  • Best times for posting and how often.
  • How to customize the branded Lean Coffee graphics and add them to social media profiles.

"The LCI Dallas-Fort Worth CoP has recognized the extended audience we can reach with our social media updates. From a marketing perspective, branding and consistency is so important as we are trying to reach potential new members and move full speed ahead. The training established a unified LCI theme and messaging and walked us through the different ways we can reach out to our market. It is exciting to see LCI focus on brand awareness with our digital audience," says Jennifer Lacy, LCI Dallas-Fort Worth CoP marketing leader and division marketing director at Robins & Morton.

To get connected with your local CoP, contact Denise Erminger,

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IPD's first how-to guide
available for download

This "Integrated Project Delivery: An Action Guide for Leaders" will provide owners and other project leaders with instructions, not opinions or a sales pitches, on how to do Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). This instruction guide will help leaders determine whether IPD is right for their project and the steps needed to make IPD a reality and a success. Although this guide is not specifically about implementing Lean principles, it takes the premise that Lean and IPD are integrally connected and complementary. Target Value Design (TVD) and other Lean processes are explained in context of how an IPD team can implement most effectively.

"This guide will answer important questions about IPD applicability and how Lean thinking reinforces transparency and financial alignment, which is crucial to a successful IPD approach. Following Lean practices like set-based design, choosing by advantages and others helps define what the owner values so teams can work together to deliver that," Renee Cheng, professor at University of Minnesota School of Architecture, says.

Renee and the core team of experts who created the guide will be presenting this guide at the 20th Annual LCI Congress, and you can register to hear her presentation today!

IGLC Industry Day:
Lean Construction Management

Industry Day at the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) 26th Conference will be Tuesday, July 17 in Chennai, India, and is an opportunity for construction industry practitioners from all over the world to discuss improvements made possible by Lean Construction Management.

Glenn Ballard, co-founder of LCI and co-developer of Last Planner System®, will lead Industry Day and the concluding brainstorming session meant to provide an action plan for developing Lean practices in India. Register today!

This owner gained practical skills for improving project thinking at
Lean in Design Forum

David Dike, Senior Project Manager with Kaiser Permanente, attended 2018 Lean in Design Forum in May, and when asked to identify how he intends to use the knowledge and skills gained from the Introduction to Lean in Design learning session, he said he will use the knowledge "to improve project thinking with architects and general contractors."

Explore available LCI classroom education courses and consider applying to become an LCI Instructor to begin teaching owners, designers, general contractors and all Lean practitioners about Lean culture and tools.

The CII Annual Conference offers
knowledge to improve operations

The Construction Industry Institute (CII) Annual Conference in Indianapolis, July 23-25, will improve your operations. In addition to the invaluable opportunity to network with your peers in the capital projects industry, here are a few of the research presentations you'll see at the CII Annual Conference this year:

  • Construction Readiness Assessment for Productivity Improvement
  • Corporate Practices for Productivity Improvement Programs
  • Improved Integration of the Supply Chain in Materials Planning and Work Packaging
  • Improving the U.S. Workforce Development System
  • Integrated Project Delivery for Industrial Projects: Collaborate. Integrate. Succeed.

This is a CII members-only event, but prospective members are welcome! If you'd like to invite someone, please send a note to Jenny Bien,

Learn more about CII Annual Conference and register!

Early savings to attend UnConference, hosted by Patrick Lencioni & The Table Group

If you attended the 2017 LCI Congress, you heard Patrick Lencioni's energizing keynote presentation on teamwork and organizational health. Join him and The Table Group at The UnConference, January 16-18, 2019 in Dallas, TX!

Use the special promotional code, LCI19, to register for the early bird rate of $2,195 until the conference sells out! Hear from leaders from various backgrounds and companies such as:

  • Gary Kelly, CEO of Southwest Airlines, will talk about company culture and organization clarity.
  • Alan Mulally, former CEO of Ford Motor Company, will discuss leadership and accountability.
  • David Duncan, CEO of Silver Oak, will cover organizational health.

Register for UnConference!


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