LCI Update

July 26, 2018

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Words of Wisdom

One owner described the importance of thinking about the team's time as a total number of hours to generate the most value…The conventional way of thinking about billable hours tied to tasks is, as the designer describes, "If I am not drawing that, you are taking my money away." The owner's response from the IPD point of view shifts away from taking away billable hours to allocating the designer's time to a better use: "I want to pay you to go out and be creative and design some stuff because that's what you love to do; it's what I need you to do."
Integrated Project Delivery, An Action Guide for Leaders
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Upcoming Events

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

August 1st, 2018
A Lean Coffee
County CoP)

August 2nd, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Chicago CoP)

August 3rd, 2018
4th Industry Day
(San Diego CoP)

August 8th, 2018
What Owners Want When It Comes to Facilitating a Pull
Plan Meeting

(Northern California - Oakland CoP)

August 8th, 2018
What Owners Want When It Comes to Facilitating a Pull
Plan Meeting

(Northern California - Sacramento
Region CoP)

August 9th, 2018
Integrated Design at Vancouver Clinic
(Cascadia –
Portland CoP)

August 10th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Georgia CoP)

August 14th, 2018
A Lean Coffee – Eliminating Waste
(Austin CoP)

August 14th, 2018
Staying on track with Project Milestones through Weekly Commitment Planning
(New England CoP)

August 16th, 2018
Introduction to Lean Project Delivery
(Cascadia –
Portland CoP)

August 17th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Ohio Valley CoP)

August 17th, 2018
Mindset of an Effective Big Room
(Oklahoma CoP)

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

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20th LCI Congress
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May 30th, 2019

2019 Design Forum
(Chicago, IL)

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October 14th, 2019 to
October 18th, 2019

21st LCI Congress
(Fort Worth, TX)

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20th LCI Congress Sponsors

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The 20th Annual LCI Congress
is designed for you

No matter where you are in your Lean journey, the 2018 LCI Congress offers actionable insights for your leadership role in the industry. Join 1,600 of your peers at this industry-wide event, October 15–19 in Orlando, Florida, to reflect on past Lean experiences and collectively envision the future of Lean.

Register for Learning Day sessions (Oct. 15-16) before they reach capacity! New courses to LCI Congress include:

  • Creating Transformational Legacy: Coaching Teams to Embrace and Build Upon a Legacy of Enterprise and Personal Improvement
  • Eliminate Failure Demand, The Hidden Drag on Design and Construction Firms' Performance
  • Integrated Project Delivery, an Action Plan for Leaders
  • Using Last Planner System® with Root Cause Problem Solving

Be part of five days of collaboration and inspiration by attending the Lean design and construction event of the year. Make your plans today to lock in low registration rates!

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How these LCI Congress
sponsorships benefit you

All 2018 LCI Congress sponsors will receive a pre- and post-attendee list and be featured in all emails, on the LCI Congress website and in the printed program. See below for this week's featured sponsorships:

  • A Gold Sponsor ($9,000) receives two registrations for LCI Congress week (Mon. – Fri.) and one registration to the Congress Core Program Days (Wed. – Thu.)
  • The Conference App Sponsor ($30,000 total or split in half as $16,500) gets to design the app's splash page and see a company banner scrolling at the top of the app interface with a permanent icon on the menu so attendees can easily connect.
  • Four charging stations are available for your organization to sponsor cumulatively for $20,000 or individually for $7,000 with the opportunity to design the unit's panels.

Note: Only seven exhibit spaces are open, so now is your chance to sign up before you lose your chance!

To sign up for any of the above sponsorships and remaining exhibit spaces, contact Ilene Goldberg,

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Exhibitor Packet

LCI's first e-Learning course is in test mode!

The final step before LCI launches its first e-Learning course, Introduction to Last Planner System®, is a pilot test to ensure all modules, knowledge checks and the final assessment are functioning and ready for launch.

Keep an eye on your inbox for an email announcing its release as early as this week, and email Ilene Goldberg at ahead of time to discuss LCI corporate member volume discounts of up to 65 percent off the already reduced corporate member price.

Rally around the next
Last Planners Workshop

Let's make the next LCI Last Planners Workshop in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Sep. 11 the most effective one yet by encouraging any superintendents, foremen and tactical field managers you know with considerable Lean workface experience to attend!

The most recent Last Planners Workshop attracted 35 Lean practitioners with 170 years of combined experience, but now we're looking for an even larger group to put their minds together and find Lean solutions to challenges such as:

  • Achieving buy-in
  • Onboarding new team members
  • Engaging senior management
  • And any challenges attendees are facing in their projects.

If you know an experienced LCI corporate member who could benefit from this highly collaborative workshop, send him or her this flyer invitation for more information and the link to register!

Register today!

Community of Practice (CoP) Corner -
Recently refreshed CoP page

Check out the recently refreshed LCI Communities of Practice (CoP) page with a new CoP heat map showing our active communities across the country as well as the CoP topics of interest added to the right-hand sidebar with a testimonial video and blog post.

Then, find your CoP's individual page to see what new features have been added such as social media icons, past presentation content and dates for future events that have not yet been added to the LCI calendar. See LCI Austin CoP as an example.

Reach out to Denise Erminger,, with any questions or comments on your LCI CoP. CoP leaders, take this opportunity to review your CoP webpage with your Core Group and provide any updates to Denise.

Connect with your closest LCI CoP

Explore the IPD Guide,
Lean expert insights and more!

From the What's New page on the LCI website, you can access the one-of-a-kind Integrated Project Delivery, An Action Guide for Leaders, read Lean expert insights based on real-world experiences and find new resources to advance your Lean journey.

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!


20th LCI Congress Sponsors (cont...)

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