Building a Lean future with the LCI-CPC

Building a Lean future with the LCI-CPC

Anyone can say they do Lean. The LCI-CPC will show us what that means, establishing a common framework and industry standard. So often, projects fall short of their goals and owners are forced to compromise on scope, budget, schedule or all of the above. We are trying to move to an environment where that’s no longer the case, and the LCI-CPC will help us get there.

Good for owners.

As an owner, it’s really a struggle to find the companies and people who really do Lean well. This certification will practitioners grow their competencies and help owners tap into a wider pool of dependable resources and find contractors who are competent to deliver projects in this way.

I envision a future where the LCI-CPC is considered table stakes. As leaders in the field increasingly require certification, more and more professionals will need to improve and demonstrate their Lean qualifications. Those who fail to meet this new industry standard will simply fall behind.

From the start, we committed to creating a program worth taking—that isn’t just some piece of paper that you can stick on a wall. This certification has been developed and vetted by experts committed to teaching practitioners what they need to know.

Good for professionals.

As professionals pursue their LCI-CPC, they will learn all kinds of things about how to think through their work in a much better way. And through it, they’ll get connected to a community of like-minded people who really care about changing the way our design and construction industry operates. The LCI-CPC is introducing accountability, as Lean is leading a culture shift to a team-oriented work environment. The end users, the public, they might not see much immediate difference, but for the people working in the business, this will be transformatively different.

Good for the world.

My hope is, at some point, major government agencies understand that this is how they should deliver their major infrastructure projects. And then I think the public might see that large-scale endeavors don’t have to follow the typical pattern of running multiple years late and hundreds of millions or billions of dollars over budget.

As we try to build a zero-carbon environment and do less damage to the environment as a society, it’s going to be really important that these major transformation projects get delivered on budget. Because it’s going to cost a lot of money. This kind of model, under the certification program, is how we move to the absolutely necessary model that can deliver projects at scale, with a great deal of reliability and a team-oriented focus.

– Digby Christian, Director of Project Delivery at Sutter Health