LCI Update

September 7, 2017

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Words of Wisdom

"Cluster Groups break up that complexity into an environment of rapid prototyping of solutions and rapid learning throughout Distributed Leadership."
Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change
Chapt. 27, pg. 155

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September 14th, 2017
Become a Lean Champion with AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program

September 15th, 2017
Limbach – The Journey to Lean Mechanical Systems Delivery

September 18th, 2017
Effective Management of the Last Planner System® Using vPlanner

September 18th, 2017
The Domino Effect of a Quikinstall Frame Lean Construction Initiative

September 19th, 2017
Increasing Productivity in a Tight Labor Market

September 19th, 2017
Advancing Your Supply Chain with LeanCor

September 19th, 2017
The Most Powerful Interactions of Lean Construction and Advancing Technology

September 26th, 2017
Unite Lean and CPM Scheduling for Exceptional Project Delivery

September 26th, 2017
Harness the power of your organization's improvement potential using The Lean Way

September 27th, 2017
Simple Methods to Integrate Craft Worker Ingenuity Into Lean Productivity and Safety

September 27th, 2017
How Different Construction Technologies Can Make You More Lean

September 27th, 2017
How to Use The Pocket Sensei with Hal Macomber

October 2nd, 2017
The 5 Things You Can’t Spread Improvement Without


Upcoming Events

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 14th, 2017
IPD for $10M or Less – Small Project Implementations in Healthcare
(Chicago 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)

October 16th, 2017 to
October 20th, 2017

19th LCI Congress
(Anaheim, CA)

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Early registration rates end TOMORROW,
Sep. 8
– 2017 LCI Congress

Sign up and save on your training courses and breakout presentations before early registration rates expire tomorrow (midnight PDT), Sep. 8! Several sessions are already sold out, so don’t wait until your preferred sessions have reached capacity.

2017 LCI Congress, Oct. 16-20 in Anaheim, Calif., is your chance to see project teams transform into presentation teams providing real-time takeaways that will improve your organization’s work flow and culture.

Owners can enter the discount code OWNR20 at checkout to receive 20% off the core program (Oct. 18-19)!

LCI Congress program highlights:

  • Getting Over the Hump – owner-exclusive training
  • Shingo - Discover Excellence – LCI corporate member-exclusive training with off-site activity
  • Tuesday Welcome Reception – network in the exhibit hall with Lean professionals from all over the U.S. and world
  • Owner Perspective Panel – hear from owners implementing Lean within their organization

Register before early rate ends tomorrow!

2017 LCI Congress
Sponsorship / Exhibitor Opportunities

Last chance to secure your exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities!!
The last day to grab your exhibit space and sponsorship is September 22nd. There is still prime exhibit space left and sponsorship opportunities of many different levels that fit your budget. Last year's record breaking attendance of 1,325 Lean professionals was the fifth year of consecutive growth. Based on these numbers, we would like for you to think about sponsoring and exhibiting with us. Think of the benefits that would be provided for your company if all of these people would be able to see your name and be aware of your service.

Exhibitor Webinar Series:
As we did last year, before Congress, we are giving each exhibitor a chance to show LCI what they intend on sharing with us at their booths. An invitation to these webinars has been sent so be sure to register for the webinars on the topics that interest you. You can also access these webinars from our Calendar of Events. For a complete list of exhibitors, and to view recordings of exhibitor webinars, please go to the exhibitor section of and click on the logo of the exhibitor whose webinar you would like to watch. The red asterisks recognize any exhibitor who has a recorded webinar.

Again, thank you to all who are presenting webinars for LCI and we look forward to seeing you in the Exhibit Hall at Congress.

Please be sure to contact Ilene Goldberg, with any questions that you may have about sponsorship or exhibiting opportunities.

Exhibitor Packet      Floor Plan

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Join LCI Research Committee
work sessions at LCI Congress

2017 LCI Congress attendees can participate in two LCI Research Committee work sessions that aim to provide a path forward for upcoming research efforts at no additional cost on Tuesday, Oct. 17 in Anaheim, Calif.

Validation, What is it and why is it so powerful? (8 a.m.-10 a.m.)
At some point in any project, the owner makes a "go/no-go" decision, often called "validation." In this session, the LCI Research Committee will ask the question: Is there one type of validation that creates a better platform for Lean processes and integrated practices? Attend this session to share your personal experiences using Lean and integrated practices on projects that had effective validation and those that did not.

Exploring Lean Construction Adoption Strategies by Project Teams (10 a.m.-12 p.m.)
The LCI Research Committee has been studying the approach that expert Lean practitioners use to strategize Lean implementation at a project level and will share common strategies used by these experts to facilitate a discussion regarding successful approaches toward planning Lean implementation. A panel discussion with leading implementers and researchers will conclude with ideas for creating a preliminary adoption strategy procedure to enable Lean implementation planning, along with ideas for next steps LCI can take to create a valuable adoption strategy model for team members.

For more information contact Joan Piccariello,

Register by tomorrow to save on your LCI Congress registration!

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Apply to take your AGC CM-Lean
assessment at LCI Congress

Take advantage of LCI’s partnership with AGC (The Associated General Contractors of America) by completing any remaining AGC Certificate of Management-Lean (AGC CM-Lean) courses needed before applying to take the final exam during 2017 LCI Congress. LCI Congress early rates end tomorrow so sign up for your training courses today to save!

All seven of AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program courses will be offered throughout LCI Congress training days (Oct. 16-17) and the final exam will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 20.

The AGC CM-Lean is an assessment-based certificate credential that denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to Lean adoption, practice and process transformation outlined in AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program. Successful candidates will carry the CM-Lean designation.

Credential Fees: All fees total $575 and will be collected at one time after the candidate application is reviewed and approved. CM-Lean Application Form must be filled out in order to register. Please choose LCI Congress- Anaheim, CA as your preferred testing center.

For more information, email Meredith Woods,

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LCI Education Committee - Learning
Modules available

LCI’s Education Committee has been working hard behind the scenes with Kristin Hill, LCI Director of Education Programs, leading the way. The Education Committee, comprised of Lean practitioners working in the field, has delivered three learning modules:

  • Introduction to Lean Project Delivery
  • Introduction to Last Planner System®
  • Mindset of an Effective Big Room

Two more learning modules, Last Planner System® for Design and Target Value Delivery, will be ready by 2017 LCI Congress, Oct. 16-20 in Anaheim, Calif.

As future learning modules are being planned, the Education Committee will be looking for volunteers to help in work clusters. If any LCI members have ideas to offer the Education Committee, please email them to Kristin Hill,

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Community of Practice (CoP) Corner
- Pick up the phone

It was about a week until John Pemberton was due to deliver the Business Case for Lean, a presentation on two LCI-funded research studies, at the New Orleans CoP event on Aug. 18, and with only 12 people registered, the New Orleans CoP core group was wondering if the event would happen at all. That’s when New Orleans CoP leader Greg Lusignan, Broadmoor, LLC, decided to spark a grass roots movement and made a few calls to his local contacts.

Before long, Greg recruited CoP co-leader Nicole Schwartz, Broadmoor, LLC, to assist with registering more than 120 people for the event! Not only did Greg’s grassroots effort pay off in registrations, but he was able to bring on 14 sponsors with only one (Broadmoor, LLC) being an LCI corporate member. For a “forming” CoP, an event of this magnitude is energizing and slightly overwhelming, but the core group worked together as a team to deliver a great educational and networking opportunity for its local Lean community.

Check out the event photos!

All LCI CoP core groups can piggyback off New Orleans CoP’s success and keep the momentum going by taking some time to pick up the phone and call local connections who could truly benefit from attending your next event!

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

Get involved in your CoP today!

Planning your Journey to LCI Congress
- A Planning Team Member's Insight

Tara Laski, Southland Industries, helped bring you the Gemba Walk options on Friday, Oct. 20 in Anaheim, Calif., and you can read her inside look at the 19th Annual LCI Congress in this week’s blog post. As a previous LCI Congress attendee, Tara mentions how this year’s program differs from previous years due to the focus on more advanced content and the need to bring concepts to life after Congress ends.

Read about her Congress experience and stay tuned for more blog posts on 2017 LCI Congress!

Read this week’s blog!

HerreroBOLDT does #valuedelivery
with Daily Check-ins

HerreroBOLDT participated in LCI’s first #valuedelivery photo campaign to its full extent by submitting three photos showing Lean people and processes and what HerreroBOLDT employees' value:

  • Daily check-ins with a look ahead and constraints removal
  • Making reliable promises in daily stand-up meetings
  • Safety kick-off meetings

Photo 1      Photo 2      Photo 3

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!

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 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. 5, with time for some time built in for team-building and networking.

Learn more and register!


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