4601 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22203
Our first Lean Coffee since the pandemic began was a huge success. That being said, we will try something new! This month we will hold an informal Lean Coffee to discuss Lean topics, but in a virtual format. Feel free to enjoy your “coffee” from home as we discuss the latest hot topics in the Lean world in Houston! Are you interested in learning more about Gemba Based Improvement (GBI)? Are you having difficulty building the Lean culture within your organization? Does Last Planner System® seem impossible for your projects? Come prepared to discuss problems and solutions!
Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS! Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the group. Once all topics have been pitched, voting begins to establish a priority for discussing the topics. Topics are then ordered from highest to lowest votes and examined accordingly.
Participants will receive 8 minutes of time to discuss the topic. After 8 minutes there will be a ‘thumbs up/ thumbs down’ to decide whether or not the discussion should continue. Thumbs up equals 4 more minutes on the clock. This happens until it is agreed that the topic has been discussed to satisfaction. Takeaways are considered and then the topic with the next largest amount of votes is addressed.
Come as you are and be ready to learn!