LCI Update

December 13, 2018

Sustaining Sponsor


Words of Wisdom

"A clear CoS provides a way to assure common language, guiding principles and orientation around true north. It is a decision-making guide."
Don't Conform, Transform!
Chapter 4a, page 45

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Upcoming Events

December 14th, 2018
WEBINAR - Introduction to the Last Planner System®

December 18th, 2018
WEBINAR - Introduction to Lean Project Delivery

December 21st, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Ohio Valley CoP)

January 23rd to
January 25th, 2019

P2SL-LCI-AIA Lean Design Forum
(Berkeley, CA)

Save the DATE!
March 27th to
March 28th, 2019

Choosing By Advantages: Sound Decisionmaking
(Oklahoma CoP)

Save the DATE!
May 29th, 2019 to
May 30th, 2019

2019 Design Forum
(Chicago, IL)

Save the DATE!
July 1st, 2019 to
July 7th, 2019

International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) annual conference
(Dublin, Ireland)

Save the DATE!
October 14th, 2019 to
October 18th, 2019

21st LCI Congress
(Fort Worth, TX)

Save the DATE!
October 19th, 2020 to
October 23th, 2020

22nd LCI Congress
(Detroit, MI)

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Tell us how we can improve
your learning experience!

We plan to refresh our enewsletter design in 2019, but we need your help! Help us improve your learning experience by completing this short survey by this Friday, Dec. 14. We look forward to reviewing your ideas!

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New year, new eLearning

With the New Year will come new eLearning courses and more opportunities to save. Lean in the Design Phase will be the next interactive eLearning course LCI releases in 2019 to equip the design community with the knowledge and tools for bringing Lean into the design process. Look forward to new discount codes that can be layered with other discount offers (excluding discounted volume packages). If your company could benefit from an efficient way to train employees companywide, consider joining LCI as a corporate member to be eligible for reduced rates and discounted volume packages!

eLearning opportunities

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Don't miss these webinars in 2018!

If you have a foundational understanding of Lean principles and would like to learn the basic mechanics for the 5 levels of the Last Planner System®, sign up for the Introduction to Last Planner System® webinar led by Christian Pikel, The ReAlignment Group, on Dec. 14, 2-3:30 p.m. ET.

Learn how you can begin to increase collaborative communication by applying Lean processes after participating in the Introduction to Lean Project Delivery webinar, led by LCI's Kristin Hill on Dec. 18, 11-12:30 p.m. ET.

LCI Community of Practice (CoP) Corner

End 2018 with a new experience at your CoP!

Do you intend to participate in an event at your local Community of Practice (CoP) in 2018 but haven't found the time yet? See what's coming up in December on our calendar and end the year with a new experience at your LCI CoP! CoP event attendance grew by more than 25% in 2018, and we will strive to continue growing the knowledge base of our local communities in 2019. Make sure you select your CoP in your MyLCI account to receive all event invites. For questions about LCI CoPs, contact Denise Erminger,

Find your closest LCI CoP!

Start your holiday with this festive
Lean poem from a member!

By Dick Bayer, The ReAlignment Group

'Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the house,
Everyone's sleeping,
Even your spouse.

Santa stopped by for a drink around 8,
"I don't want to hit the sack too late."
You both shared a scotch you'd received from your crew,
Because of your planning, they were home too.

Read the full poem

Kicking off 2019 LCI Congress
with scrum planning

The 2019 LCI Congress planning team started off strong by establishing our Conditions of Satisfaction (CoS) and kicking off our scrum plan at our first in-person meeting hosted by Linbeck Group in their Fort Worth, Texas office. Make sure to save the date for the 21st Annual LCI Congress, Oct. 14-18 in Fort Worth!

Keep up the momentum on your Lean journey

Lessons learned and good discussion are waiting for you at the P2SL-LCI-AIA Lean Design Forum in Berkeley, California, Jan. 23-25, 2019. Take advantage of this opportunity to earn more AIA continuous education credits. Learn more!

Plan ahead for the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) annual conference in Dublin, Ireland, July 1-7, 2019 to attend a Workshop Day and learn about takt planning, Lean in design and more. Other parts of the week include Industry Day, Research Conference and Summer School. Review academic submission criteria if you plan to submit a paper. Learn more and register for IGLC 2019!


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