Sessions

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Tuesday April 24, 2018      Wednesday April 25, 2018      Thursday April 26, 2017


ACG Lean Construction Education Program – Unit 3: Lean Workstructuring & Unit 4: The Last Planner® System

Unit 3: Lean Workstructuring is the first of two units that introduces the Last Planner® System (LPS). This system was developed by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) to plan projects in a way that produces predictable workflow and rapid learning. This half-day, instructor-led course describes the process of Lean Workstructuring. Following this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply the methods and tools utilized in pull planning;
  • Describe the concept of Lean Workstructuring;
  • Outline the desired outcomes of Lean Workstructuring;
  • Describe the characteristics and application of the LPS.

Unit 4: The Last Planner® System (LPS) is the second of two units introducing the LPS. This system was developed by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) to plan projects in a way that produces predictable workflow and rapid learning. This half-day, facilitator-led course shows how to conduct make-ready and weekly work planning sessions. Following this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply the LPS on a project;
  • Hold make-ready and weekly work planning sessions; and
  • Calculate, track and analyze percent plan complete for a project.

Those delegates taking part in Unit 3 and 4 of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Lean Construction Education Program are eligible to apply their participation as part of the 7-unit AGC’s Certificate of Management – Lean Construction (CM-Lean) credential.

Participants will need to separately purchase a copy of the AGC Lean Manual available online through Amazon.com. These costs ($61.95 USD per unit) are not included as part of the registration fee for the Training Day. Limited hardcopies are available throught LCI-C. If you would like to purchase a copy, please send your order to [email protected]. Member price $80 + taxes per copy, per unit. Non-member price $100 + taxes per copy, per unit. These costs are not included as part of the registration fee for the LCI-C Conference and Training Day.

 

Advanced Lean Boot Camp

Are you wondering how you can use Lean thinking in your organization or on a project? The design and construction industry is seeing reduced costs, improved profitability, improved schedule reliability and increased employee engagement. The Lean community is also seeing these benefits for owners and service providers.

This one-day bootcamp will help you gain a clear understanding of what Lean is all about. By the end of the day, you will have a better understanding of flow efficiency, value, waste, pull and the value stream. You will see how principles and behaviors such as collaboration, continuous improvement and respect for people drive the Lean processes and supply chains. And you will be introduced to several methods and tools available to apply a Lean solution.

 

Choosing by Advantages

When applied appropriately, choosing by advantages (CBA) allows for visual and transparent decision making. It also aligns with the desired values and culture of Lean/IPD and allows teams to emphasize a project’s value to its stakeholders (customers and clients). With CBA, decision makers can reach consensus, focus on outcomes, and understand all of the factors considered during the decision-making process.

 

Value Stream Mapping / Target Value Delivery

The morning will explore value stream mapping, a lean-management method designing for the series of events that take a project from design through construction. The afternoon will provide delegates a session on target value design, a design process with all stakeholders to collaboratively produce a design that provides the best value.

 

Dojos to Lean Leadership / unConference

Dojos to Lean Leadership looks into why most organizations fall short of becoming Lean. Few organizations ever adopt kaizen thinking as their habit. Dojo teaches you this approach — develop kaizen mastery at the place where you perform your work. You will learn to bring Dojo to your work. Dojo is a global cultural shift to a practice-based mindful development of yourself, your relationships with your peers, colleagues and clients.

Afternoon’s unConference is not your parents’ conference! The session topics and activities are proposed by the attendees. An unConference provides an opportunity for every attendee to be a participant in shaping and leading the event. Be prepared to get involved and meet people. Major themes reflect the backgrounds and interests of the participants. You might participate in sessions about technology, Lean theory, challenges, problem solving, innovative practices and more.