Book Review: The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth

  The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth by Christopher Alexander with HansJoachim Neis and Maggie Moore Alexander This book is presented as a revolutionary vision of the human environment, proposing that ultimately people will approach the built environment as understood to be a necessary part of our emotional and social life. […]

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What is a Project Culture?

Culture is the shared identity among all the members of a group. Just as the word identity can define who an individual is in terms of their values, beliefs, and practices in addition to their physical characteristics, the word can apply to groups. In this context the word ‘group’ refers to those people who work together regularly, […]

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The Right Start for Your Lean Construction Journey

I got to start off the new year doing one of my favorite things – helping a new client get their lean construction journey started with a bang! I worked with Susan Reinhardt last week to provide our two-day “Intro to Lean and Last Planner® System” bootcamp for the leading regional builder in central Illinois. […]

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Courageous Leadership Experience at the 2020 Lean Summit

April 8 in Carlsbad, California, the Courageous Leadership Experience will be among the workshops offered, with a discount available to people participating in the Lean Summit earlier that week. Joanna McGuffey and I will lead this interactive workshop designed for those who desire to be challenged personally and professionally in order to sustain a lean […]

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Lean Summit Presentation by the OHSU Hospital Expansion Team

Naomi Mathaba from the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Jessica Radecki from NBBJ Design will be presenting a learning session at the 2020 Lean Summit on Designing and Building a Lean Culture.  Naomi and Jessica will be discussing what they have learned from their experience of creating an “instant” organization that works as […]

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