LCI Update

August 24, 2017

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Words of Wisdom

"Throughout validation and conceptual design, the project team is making scope decisions based on a confidence level in the cost feedback the team is providing towards that scope."
Target Value Delivery: Practitioner Guidebook to Implementation - Current State 2016
Chapt. 14, pg. 138


LCI Welcomes Our New Member!

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Upcoming Events

August 24th, 2017
Agile/Scrum Work Planning: How to Empower Design Teams to Get More Done in Less Time
(San Diego CoP)

August 24th, 2017
A Lean Happy Hour
(Memphis and Mid-South CoP)

August 25th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Alabama CoP)

September 1st, 2017
WEBINAR - Using the Last Planner System® in Design

September 7th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Chicago CoP)

September 7th, 2017
The Business Case for Lean
(Alabama CoP)

September 7th, 2017
The Business Case for Lean
(Oklahoma CoP)

September 12th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Central Indiana CoP)

September 12th, 2017
Last Planner from the Boots on the Ground
(Dallas-Fort Worth CoP)

September 13th, 2017
Four Architects Lean In
(Northern California - Oakland CoP)

September 13th, 2017
How to Minimize Risk & Maximize the Chances of Success – Lessons from Sutter Health
(Northern California - Central Valley CoP)

September 14th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Upper Midwest CoP)

September 15th, 2017
CDOT-HQ: Lean Design Practices on a Design Build Project
(Colorado CoP)

September 18th,
2017 to September 22nd, 2017

AGC CM-Lean Certification Classes Available!
(Oklahoma CoP)

September 19th, 2017
LCI Congress Preview
(Cascadia-Portland CoP)

September 20th, 2017
The Last Planner System® Workshop: Introduction, Training and Simulations
(Austin CoP)

September 21st, 2017
Introduction to Last Planner® – Villego Training Event
(Michigan CoP)

October 16th, 2017 to
October 20th, 2017

19th LCI Congress
(Anaheim, CA)

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2017 LCI Congress Training - Shingo and Getting Over the Hump

2017 LCI Congress week is Oct. 16-20 in Anaheim, Calif. and you can save money on your registration by registering by Friday, Sep. 8, before the early rate expires. Monday, Oct. 16 and Tuesday, Oct. 17 are Congress training days, and you can select your preferred training courses during registration to save your spot. Two courses have already reached capacity – don’t wait!

LCI corporate members can take the Shingo - Discover Excellence training at 2017 LCI Congress to learn and understand the Shingo Model™, explore how the Guiding Principles inform ideal behaviors that ultimately lead to sustainable results, and apply your learning with a call to action. Shingo is a two-day training with real-time discussions and an off-property site visit for an interactive experience. Sign up for the Shingo training Oct. 16-17 and earn up to 15 AIA credits!

Learn how to achieve a high-performing team and avoid the common “traps” of a team’s good intentions in Rex Miller’s training, Getting Over the Hump: Getting Beyond Good Intentions to High Performance, an owner-only, half-day course. Projects start with a bang of good intentions, but often get stuck in what Rex Miller calls the “Romance to Reality” trap. Owners, add this training to your 2017 LCI Congress schedule and earn up to 3.5 AIA credits!

Register by Sep. 8 to save!

Owners - Apply for LCI Congress Scholarship for FREE Wed-Thu registration by Aug. 31!

Scholarship opportunities are available until Thursday, Aug. 31 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 LCI Congress but challenged to find the budget 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!

Alternatively, owners can enter discount code: OWNR20 at checkout to receive 20% off the core program registration (Oct. 18-19)!

Register and save today!

2017 LCI Congress
Sponsorship / Exhibitor Opportunities

Be a part of the fastest growing Lean Construction event in the United States – showcase your brand through sponsorship/exhibitor opportunities at the 2017 LCI Congress, a 19th annual event! Last year’s record breaking attendance of 1,325 Lean professionals was the fifth year of consecutive growth, and this year we expect a 30 percent increase in attendance over our 2016 numbers.

Looking for the perfect opportunity to showcase your company or firm at the largest Lean event for the built environment this year? Consider having a booth in the Exhibit Hall for the 2017 LCI Congress! LCI Congress exhibit booths are going fast - be sure to reserve your spot today!

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

Sponsorship / Exhibitor Information

Upcoming Business Case for Lean webinars

Catch The Business Case for Lean, two LCI-sponsored research efforts, in a simultaneous webinar delivery with the Alabama CoP and the Oklahoma CoP on Thursday, Sep. 7. Alabama and Oklahoma CoP core groups will moderate as John Pemberton, retired owner and LCI board member, delivers the Business Case for Lean and conveys empirical evidence that will help you fully communicate the advantages of Lean design and construction 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 research events covering the research on the right sidebar. Check back regularly for updates!

Upcoming LCI research webinars:

LCI-Sponsored Research Page

Bevan Mace presents the Business Case for Lean at ABA Construction Law Forum - Oct. 5

The ABA Construction Law Forum Fall meeting will be held at The Westin, Copley Place in Boston, MA, Oct. 4-6. Bevan Mace, Balfour Beatty Construction, will present the Business Case for Lean during lunch on Thursday, Oct. 5th with time for some time built in for team-building and networking.

Learn more and register!

Planning your Journey to LCI Congress - 2017 LCI Congress blog

We have two new LCI Congress blogs posted with updates on Gemba Day and insights into the Southern California industry trends!

LA/Orange County Community of Practice (CoP) leader Shaun Sleeth with McCarthy Building Companies says 2017 LCI Congress attendees have much to get excited about because of the vast experience California-based project teams have in Lean design and construction. Shaun also names specific owners dedicated to a Lean or Integrated approach in the area. Checkout his featured blog!

In the Go to the Gemba blog you’ll see what you can learn from your Gemba Walk choices offered the last day of Congress week on Friday, Oct. 20. Also, learn a bit more about the Gemba Trainings on Wed., Oct. 18.

Stay tuned for more on 2017 LCI Congress!

Go to the Congress blog!

Upcoming Last Planner System® webinar

Using the Last Planner System® in Design
Friday, Sep. 1

In this shortened version of the Last Planner System® in Design workshop, Christian Pikel, The ReAlignment Group, will introduce the concepts of collaborative design planning and how LPS principles are adapted for the design phase versus the construction phase. This webinar will leave attendees knowing why it is important to break down traditional large design document set deliverables into a map of information.

Register here!

To find more LCI events and to stay up to date with the latest webinars, check our calendar regularly!

LCI calendar

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Community of Practice (CoP) Corner - COLLABORATION ANYONE?

One of the key takeaways from LCI’s National Practice Team’s March meeting was that CoP leaders were eager to have the capability to easily network. In July, CoP leaders were provided with a registration link to join our National Practice Leaders “Slack” team. This collaboration tool allows us to create unique interest “channels” for a particular group, direct message with one another, share best practices and successes and seek input with a particular challenge a group may be facing. CoP leaders, if you haven’t already signed up, please take a few minutes to join our team today!

While we, as a team, want to be able to collaborate with one another, likewise, we want those who are interested in learning more about Lean, LCI and our local communities to be able find us! CoP leaders, please take a moment to review your CoP's webpage. Any requested changes should be sent to As 2017 LCI Congress is fast approaching, now is a great time to be sure you are conveying the message you want others to know about your CoP and how to contact you!

Does your CoP have an innovative idea to share? Send them to Denise Erminger at!

Get involved in your CoP today!

Hess joins LCI as a new owner member with the Lean Advantage

LCI would like to welcome our newest owner member, Hess Corporation, to the LCI community! Hess embraces a culture of continuous improvement and uses Lean manufacturing to drive performance and innovation.

Learn more about Hess’ Lean advantage

Join LCI

GE Johnson Construction does #valuedelivery with Co-Location

GE Johnson Construction submitted three co-location meeting photos, one of an Electrical Breakout meeting, a Structural Breakout meeting, and a Takt Planning meeting because co-location supports teams by providing "exceptional value through shared spaces with the right people at the right time."

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See #valuedelivery photos

The full collection of LCI corporate members' #valuedelivery photos are up on LCI's website! See how 17 LCI corporate members deliver value by using Last Planner System®, Lean People & Processes, and Lean Tools & Technologies on the job with the #valuedelivery photo collection.

To participate in the next LCI corporate member engagement campaign, sign up to be a corporate member! If you have questions about LCI corporate membership, please contact Ilene Goldberg, Manager, Membership and Corporate Engagement.

Join LCI today!


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