LCI Update

January 22, 2015

Sustaining Sponsors


Upcoming Events

January 26th
Beyond Intro to Lean: Learning Last Planner® with Villego®
(Cascadia-Portland CoP)

January 27th
LCI Cascadia-Seattle CoP 2015 Kick-Off
(Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

January 28th
Beyond Intro to Lean: Learning Last Planner® with Villego®
(Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

January 29th
2015 Kick-Off with Guest Speaker, Steven Spear
(New England CoP)

January 29th and 30th
P2SL-LCI-AIA Lean Design Forum 2015
(Berkeley, CA)

January 30th
WEBINAR- Reliable Delivery of Capital Projects with Lean Integrated Project Delivery


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LCI Welcomes Our New Members!

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Words of Wisdom

From "Values" in, The Owner's Dilemma, Barbara White Bryson, 2010, pp. 118-19: A list of values and guiding principles should be simple, clear and easily communicated. My list includes the following: Strive for transparency because information is power; Lead with exuberance and caring consideration; Seek excellence; Make decisions at the most powerful (efficient!) level and the most powerful moment; Be tough when it is important to the team's success; Build and preserve relationships; Give people what they need to do their jobs.


2015 Congress Sponsors





Additional Sponsors


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2015 Congress Abstract Submission Process now Available

The Congress planning team now has its 2015 submission form available for completion. We hope you will consider submitting an abstract with a view to presenting at this year's Congress, set for October 13-16 in Boston, MA. Complete instructions are included with the form. All submissions will be reviewed for possible inclusion in the program. In addition, several specific topic areas (identified at last year's Congress as of high interest to attendees) have been developed in which we are particularly interested in including as content for this year's program. These are: Safety, Scaling Lean in the Enterprise, Learning from Failure, and Leading Change in Design. The submission deadline for abstracts is March 31, 2015, so plan to get yours in soon!

Submit Abstract Here

Design Forum in Berkeley, CA
Coming up Next Week

As previously announced, the P2SL/LCI/AIA January Design Forum is coming up January 29-30. If you have not as yet registered but still wish to attend, please make your plans soon. It will be another outstanding program this year, and one you won't want to miss. The theme of this year's program is design creativity, with presentations on Problem Finding, Problem Solving, Target Value Design (TVD), and other topics.

Details and Register

Turner School of Construction Management

Since 1969, the Turner School of Construction Management for Small, Women-Owned and Minority-Owned Businesses has provided opportunities to develop strategic business relationships with minority and women-owned firms. Today, the Turner School is offered in more than 30 of Turner's offices nationwide. For more information, including an upcoming 8-week program taking place in Washington, DC.

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Some Selected LCI Website Resources of Interest

There are of course many items posted on the LCI website that may be of broad interest to the community. Two we would like to draw your attention to in particular are a CMAA white paper that addresses Lean, and an owner's guide on the use of Lean on project delivery. The paper, entitled Organization, Operating Systems and Commercial Terms, by Joel Darrington, Dennis Dunne and Will Lichtig (pub. by CMAA, 2010) offers much helpful insight on IPD contracting, commercial terms, etc., but also includes an outstanding overview of Lean tools and behaviors (pp. 16-30).

See This Document

The second document is the Lean Project Delivery Guide by Universal Health Services, which provides owners a great place to start in considering how they can begin (or continue) to make progress in their Lean journey. It also affords designers and contractors solid and helpful insight into the thinking of an owner organization that has embraced Lean in project work across the country.

See This Document

Upcoming Webinars:

Reliable Delivery of Capital Projects with Lean Integrated Project Delivery

On January 30, James Pease will present his experience, via webinar and as an owner, with Lean Integrated Project Delivery over the last six years at Sutter Health. The presentation will focus on several projects delivered with Integrated Forms of Agreement ranging in size from $3M to $160M. Key topics will be covered with specific examples: Validation Studies, Target Value Design, Risk/Reward Pools, Last Planner System® Implementation, BIM, and Lean Training for Teams!

Register Here

A Lean Coach's Analysis of Last Planner® Successes and Failures

Don't miss it as Dan Fauchier, Principal with Umstot Project and Facilities Solutions, LLC, will discuss how a dozen or more project teams (design and construction, current and past) have implemented Last Planner System® (LPS®), the triumphs and stumbles, the pitfalls and challenges, on a variety of project types (schools, hospitals, prisons, commercial, residential). He will share case histories, show photos, demonstrate his energetic 15 minute kickoff explanation of LPS (it will give you some ideas on tightly coupling learning with action), give tips on facilitating LPS sessions, and take lots of questions. This session will be very interactive.

Register Here

CoP Corner

Please join the Seattle Community of practice for a full day of hands-on training - using Villego® - that allows participants to experience the full range of the Last Planner System®. This workshop is aimed at people who have already taken an intro to lean with LCI (or others) and want to learn how they can introduce Last Planner® on their projects.

In this one day workshop:

  • Learn about the five crucial planning conversations in the Last Planner System®
  • Experience the difference between using them and not using them
  • Lean the basics of collaborative programming and learning from experience
  • Understand the benefits of using the Last Planner System® in its entirety
  • Develop awareness of the importance of creating a system change in project transformation
  • Learn how Villego® can help you and your project teams deploy Last Planner®

Seattle: Wednesday, January 28

7:30 – Arrive, Coffee, Bagels, Juice
8:00 – 4:00 Training

Swedish Club
1920 Dexter Avenue, N.
Seattle, WA 98109
Free Parking

Cost: $150/person, which includes lunch, morning and afternoon snacks.

REGISTER HERE for Seattle.


Congratulations to Drew Garst, our Dallas Fort-Worth CoP Chair for his promotion within Boulder Associates to Principal!

There will be a CoP Chair call on February 4, 2015 at 12:00pm. Mark your calendars. Agenda and invite to follow.

Free training for your admins on MemberClicks is being offered so please contact Ilene Goldberg, for more information.

Self-assessment sheets will be handed out soon to be returned by March 31, 2015. Ilene will be contacting you to schedule time with your core group to go over your self-assessments.

Remember that National Seminars are easy to put on and draw a lot of attention to your CoP and its programming. To ask for help in putting on a National Seminar, please contact Ilene Goldberg.


Check out the LCI calendar of events for more CoP events happening in your area!

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