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 the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 7:30 AM for the formal live in-person meeting (or virtual meeting), followed by a 30 minute “Meet and Greet” from 8:30-9:00 AM. Watch for our meeting announcements on our LinkedIn page each month.

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Core Members

Greater Des Moines CoP
  • Leader - Larry Cormicle, Cormicle Consulting Services, LLC
  • Vice Leader - Trevor Otto, JE Dunn Construction
  • Events Leader - Jenny Herrera, The Weitz Company
  • Outreach Leader - Roger Cannoy, Interstates, Inc.
  • Membership Leader - Tom Wright, DIRTT Environmental Services
  • Member - Stephen Manus, Shyft Collective
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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


Introduction and Application of 2-Second Lean (Greater Des Moines CoP)

Iowa - Greater Des Moines

Upcoming National Events


WEBINAR: LCI Course - Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD)