April 25, 2024

April 25, 2024

Earn 6 AIA HSW Credits next week at #LCIDesign24

Last chance to sign up for the 2024 Lean in Design Forum! LCI looks forward to hosting the annual design focused forum at the Palmer House Chicago next week, on May 1-2.

Make your plans to join.

Volunteers like you lead LCI Communities of Practice!

On April 17, LCI hosted the Communities of Practice (CoP) leaders for its annual spring Big Room. At this meeting, CoP leadership identify common challenges and work to identify countermeasures that support the desired outcome. This year a key topic of discussion was CoP Core Group (CG) integrity. This included recruitment of new volunteers, commitment, engagement and succession planning.

LCI CoPs serve as local forums to connect people, enable dialogue, stimulate learning, improve skills, and share knowledge. They are where industry professionals across the entire project supply chain and learn from one another, this benefits the design and construction industry as a whole.

If you are excited to make new industry connections, grow your Lean skill set, and help lead the direction of your local CoP, reach out to your local CoP leadership at its next event or contact Denise Erminger, Manager, CoP Relations for an electronic introduction to your CoP leadership to explore volunteer opportunities.

CoP leadership at Spring Big Room in Dallas on April 17!

LCI Events Calendar is your go-to resource for all regional CoP event offerings – in-person, hybrid and virtual. HINT: Bookmark and check back frequently!

Coming to Design Forum and want to learn more about LCI’s Certifications?

Join us for the opening keynote presentation at Design Forum on Wednesday morning to celebrate the official launch of the new LCI-Certified Practitioner-Design (LCI-CPD). Discover the industry Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) who assisted in the development, along with how you can start your path to certification.

LCI Certified practitioners with the LCI-CPD or LCI-CPC (Certified Practitioner-Construction) stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons. Their credentials highlight their real-world experience of Lean competencies and knowledge necessary to be an effective Lean practitioner.
Pledge to make 2024 the year you invest in yourself with the LCI-CPC and/or LCI-CPD.

Looking for an event in your area? Check out the LCI events calendar here!

May Webinars

May 17, 2024
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET
Last Planner System® in Design

May 30, 2024
11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET
Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD)

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Sound decision-making is essential for the success of any Lean project, and the Choosing By Advantages (CBA) method offers a structured approach to achieving this. In the dynamic landscape of project execution, unforeseen challenges often arise, underscoring the importance of equipping team members with the skills to address issues effectively. By fostering a culture of informed decision-making, organizations increase their likelihood of generating optimal value from every situation.

CBA is a tested and effective decision-making system developed by Jim Suhr in 1999 for determining the best decision by looking at the advantages of each option. Click the curated content banner above to learn more about CBA!

Congress Program Sneak Peek Series—Save the Date for San Diego this October!

The Congress Planning Team is curating a program to inspire our design and construction community, including stories of lessons learned and challenges overcome together. In our next program sneak peek, learn more about our second featured track: Navigating The Flow For Excellence: Field Execution.

This track is centered around the integration of flow enhancement, waste reduction, and value maximization in the construction industry. Sessions will showcase streamlined operations, efficient resource management, and effective value delivery to clients, illustrating how these principles come together to improve field execution and safety practices. Expect a focus on innovative technologies and practical management solutions that enhance productivity and ensure a smooth and efficient workflow. Through case studies featuring successes and setbacks, you’ll learn how a Lean program can develop the next generation of field leaders and support a Lean mindset—and more!

Save the date and learn more about this year’s meeting. Registration opens in June for the 2024 LCI Congress, October 22-25, in San Diego, California.

Questions on the program? Contact Joan Piccariello.

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Contact Ilene Goldberg.

Lean Assessments

How strong is your Lean knowledge? Take a Lean assessment to determine your current state so you have a baseline for improvement. Lean assessments are available for individuals, teams, and organizations alike. Whether you’re new to Lean or are an experienced Lean practitioner, Lean assessments are a great way to get started at LCI!

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Upcoming CoP Events

30
Thu
May

BOOK CLUB: THE LEAN BUILDER (Part II of II)

San Diego Community of Practice
04
Tue
Jun

Spring into a Lean Summer Coffee

Nashville Community of Practice
21
Fri
Jun

From One-Piece Flow to Takt Planning

Salt Lake City Community of Practice
25
Tue
Jun

Collaborative Leadership Behavior - Module 1

Nashville 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
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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.

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