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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Why Integrating Lean Coaching with Owner’s Project Representation is Long Overdue

The Role of a Lean Coach Lean construction coaching began as a relatively narrow skillset, focused on the development of stable, productive workflow leveraging the practices developed into the Last Planner® System. Developing Last Planner skills was an effective starting point for project teams, as the benefits of shared planning and responsibility for rapidly adjusting […]

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Pulled in Many Directions

This year’s opening keynote speaker at the LCI Congress in Fort Worth was Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism. He displayed the image on the left to illustrate the distinction between being pulled in multiple directions and being able to focus on one essential concern. Several people I spoke with later those two days mentioned they […]

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Overcoming Design and Planning Challenges Begins with Culture

  Bryan Wahl of Bostwick Design Partnership, Rocco Gallo of Karpinski Engineering, and I will be discussing the importance of culture in a presentation at the Lean Construction Institute Congress on October 17. The presentation will feature how people can apply our observations and experiences toward developing productive work relationships. The primary focus of the […]

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Are You Really on a Lean Journey?

In 1872 Reno-based tailor Jacob Davis developed a method for reinforcing stress-points on pants, such as at pocket corners. He partnered with San Franciscan Levi Strauss to patent an “Improvement in Fastening Pocket-Openings” in 1873. The jeans Levi Strauss & Co. sold following the patent were worn by farmers, cattle ranchers and hands, factory workers, […]

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