In Person Educational Lean Program

Classroom Learning

LCIs In-Person Lean Education

LCI offers in-person education courses led by LCI Instructors to equip design and construction practitioners with the knowledge and skills to implement Lean with their teams.

How to Start

In-person learning courses are held at:

  • LCI Community of Practice (CoP) events
  • National annual events like LCI Congress and Lean in Design Forum
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Engaging and Interactive Courses

Business Case for Lean Project Delivery

Learning Objectives
  • Understand what owners value in design and construction and how designers and constructors can close the gap between owner expectation and typical project delivery.
  • Discover Lean process innovations and tools that are flexible and positively change project team collaboration.
  • Understand how the adoption of Lean impacts the architect’s and engineer’s roles in the design and construction process.
  • Learn about 5 Lean and IPD myths with empirical data supporting the reality
Learning Units

Are you looking to improve the outcomes of your capital projects? The Lean Construction Institute commissioned two research efforts done by Dodge Data & Analytics and University of Minnesota which examined 172 projects to discover what makes projects excel. In The Business Case for Lean Project Delivery Webinar, the research results will be presented along with a consideration of ways designers and constructors can improve project outcomes. This webinar is an important step in learning about this important research, outcomes and promote fact-driven Lean and IPD knowledge across the industry.

Gemba Walks for Construction

Learning Objectives
  • Gain an understanding of the definitions of Gemba and Gemba Walks: “The What.”
  • Identify the purpose and roles related to conducting a Gemba Walk: “The Why.”
  • Discover the process of conducting a Gemba Walk including key guiding questions: “The How.”
  • Gain insight through real-project examples of Gemba Walks and the resulting improvements.
Learning Units

Construction teams looking to improve the value being produced by workers and to create safer working environments conduct Gemba Walks. In the Gemba Walks For Construction course, participants will gain insight into the what, why and how to successfully implement this method to support their projects. This course is important to developing a positive continuous improvement mindset on your projects.

Introduction to the Last Planner System®

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the need for predictability on projects and how LPS creates more predictable outcomes.
  • Gain an overview understanding of each of the five connected planning conversations of LPS and how they interrelate.
  • Discover the basic mechanics of LPS including the foundational base of reliable commitments.
  • Understand the need for continuous learning and for measuring reliability to improve predictability.
Learning Units

Unpredictable workflows correlate with an increase in construction costs and schedules. The Last Planner System® (LPS®) was developed to improve predictability while maximizing efficiency and safety. In the Introduction To The Last Planner System® course, you will discover the five connected planning conversations of LPS and how they improve communication, trust, transparency and reliability. This course, which includes real-life examples of LPS implementation will be a first step in mastering the System. This learning experience includes a simulation to support the benefits of LPS®.

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Learn at Your Own Pace

On-demand LCI eLearning Courses

From Target Value Delivery to Effective Big Room, eLearning courses allow you to further your lean education without taking valuable time away from project work.

eLearning For You

Learn how to use Lean tools, implement Lean thinking and grow your organization through reducing waste, eliminating cost overruns and delivering projects on time. Choose the education topics and methods specially designed for your job function, industry, and unique needs and embark on your learning path today!