Greater Des Moines

LCI Community of Practice

Des Moines, IA

Welcome to the LCI Greater Des Moines Community of Practice. Located in the Greater Des Moines area, our mission is to connect A/E firms, contractors, trade partners, owners, and other stakeholders to transform the design and construction industry through Lean practices. We are committed to pushing the envelope of what is possible through innovation, continuous learning, and collaboration. Our ultimate goal is to set the benchmark for project value delivery in our industry. 

Our Impact

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What We Do

As part of the Lean Construction Institute, we serve as a local extension reaching out to design and construction stakeholders by:

  • Advancing Lean knowledge and understanding.
  • Providing academic, applied and experiential learning opportunities that engage members at any point in their development of Lean mastery.
  • Building a Lean network to better connect people and ideas.
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Why We Do It

Whether you are new to Lean or you are a seasoned Lean practitioner, our Community of Practice aims at providing you with a dynamic and energizing forum where you will meet like-minded individuals and/or organizations that want to take their value proposition and value delivery to the next level.

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CoP Highlights/What’s New?

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Monthly Meeting

The Greater Des Moines Community of Practice meets monthly to deliver presentations on Lean topics, provide an open forum for Lean discussions, and the opportunity to network with fellow Lean practitioners.  Watch for our meeting announcements on our LinkedIn page each month or sign up for our email list.

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Core Group

Greater Des Moines CoP
2024
  • Leader - Trevor Otto, JE Dunn Construction
  • Vice Leader - Mike Grim, Weitz Company
  • Events Leader - Erin Hiscox, Hy-Vee Construction
  • Member - Jose Vitteri, Terracon
  • Member - Mitch Monroe, Turner Construction Company
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Field Crew Huddle

Explore the Field Crew Huddle website to see how community of practice members are contributing to a platform for sharing methods, improvements and lessons learned on project sites or shops. Want to be featured? Now accepting submissions.

Learn More

Upcoming Local Events

11
Tue
Jun

Why Lean - The Impact on Project Delivery Outcomes

Greater Des Moines Community of Practice

Upcoming National Events

30
Thu
May

Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD)

Webinar
06
Thu
Jun

Optimizing Lean with AI and Performance-Driven Techniques

Webinar
13
Thu
Jun

The Missing Element in LPS®: Project Level Planning

Webinar
20
Thu
Jun

Intro to Industrialized Construction – More than Prefab

Webinar
27
Thu
Jun

Two Lean Coaches Analyze LPS® Successes/Failures

Webinar
11
Thu
Jul

How to Build a Culture of Planning and Purpose

Webinar
25
Thu
Jul

Introduction to Choosing by Advantages Sound Decisionmaki

Webinar
22
Thu
Aug

Gemba Walks for Construction

Webinar
06
Fri
Sep

Introduction to the Last Planner System®

Webinar
07
Thu
Nov

IPD for Small Projects

Webinar