The EBFC Show
Superintendent Led Lean Construction - Joe Donarumo, The Lean Builder

Superintendent Led Lean Construction - Joe Donarumo, The Lean Builder

March 3, 2021

Joe Donarumo serves Linbeck as a Senior Superintendent in Fort Worth, Texas. He specializes in developing and leading high-performing field teams in Healthcare construction. As Director of Lean Application, Joe is responsible for Linbeck's Lean processes, continuous improvement, and practices. His passion for Lean implementation comes to life in his book, The Lean Builder, which he co-authored with Keyan Zandy. It is a realistic business fable written for field leaders and last planners to help them begin their Lean journey with respect to Lean implementation at the field level.

The Lean Builder Blog: https://theleanbuilder.com/blog/

The book explores practical Lean applications in the story and with step by step guidance for:

* Daily huddles

* Visual communication

* The “eight wastes”

* Managing constraints

* Pull planning / The Last Planner System

Get Joe and Keyan’s book here:

Website: https://theleanbuilder.com/product/the-lean-builder/

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Lean-Builder-Audiobook/B08178XDLY

Connect with Joe via

LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-donarumo-993b8221/

Connect with Felipe via

LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/engineerfelipe

Twitter at https://twitter.com/felipe_engineer

Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thefelipeengineer

 

Today’s episode is sponsored by Construction Accelerator. Construction Accelerator is an online learning system for teams and individuals that offers short, in-depth videos on numerous Lean topics for Builders and Designers to discuss and implement, just like on t his podcast. This is tangible knowledge at your fingertips in the field, in the office, or at home. Support your lean Lean learning at your own pace. Learn more at http://trycanow.com/

 

Today's episode is also sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org

 

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Scrum in Construction - Dr. Jeff Sutherland

Scrum in Construction - Dr. Jeff Sutherland

February 17, 2021

Dr. Jeff Sutherland invented Scrum to help people make better products and services faster and with people having a good time doing it. Jeff Sutherland, Scrum co-creator, and Scrum Inc. Principal, Dee Rhoda, share why design & construction companies are implementing Scrum to:

✅  gain market advantage

✅  honor people to increase pride in work well done

✅  drive towards desired outcomes

✅  deliver projects on-time

✅  deliver on-budget

✅  meet customer expectations

Project teams that more quickly adapt to changes, overcome obstacles and remove bottlenecks deliver more value while having more fun too.  If you are ready to serve a design and construction project team or your organization it’s time to adopt Scrum and reliably deliver your projects safely, on-time, on-budget, and to customer’s expectations. Lean and Scrum together are Jeff's recommendations for companies that want to survive today and tomorrow.

Not sure what Scrum is, watch this video to see what it is and how it works. [Updated] Scrum Framework - How Scrum Works Today via YouTube:  https://youtu.be/zVNnEIf_PLY

Jeff’s Book Recommendations:

  • Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff and JJ Sutherland
  • Certain to Win by Chet Richards
  • Accelerate by John P. Kotter
  • A Scrum Book by Sutherland, Coplien, and The Scrum Patterns Group
  • Business Dynamics, Systems Thinking and Modeling for a Complex World by John D. Sterman

Connect with Jeff via 

LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffsutherland/

Connect with Dee via 

LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/deerhoda/

Connect with Felipe via

LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/engineerfelipe 

Twitter at https://twitter.com/felipe_engineer  

Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thefelipeengineer  

 

Today’s episode is sponsored by Construction Accelerator. Construction Accelerator is an online learning system for teams and individuals that offers short, in-depth videos on numerous Lean topics for Builders and Designers to discuss and implement, just like on t his podcast. This is tangible knowledge at your fingertips in the field, in the office, or at home. Support your lean Lean learning at your own pace. Learn more at http://trycanow.com/ 

 

Today's episode is also sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org

 

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It Happened on the Job

It Happened on the Job

February 3, 2021

Mike Fisher and Brian Somers are the hosts of the It Happened on the Job Podcast. Their collection of conversations with contractors come from all sides of the construction industry. In this episode, we take turns being podcast guests to uncover how we got started in the industry and podcasting, daily challenges, and some interesting stories from jobsites that we all love to hear and share around the water cooler. We went deeper into how to adopt Lean Construction companywide, Lean thinking, and how to generate the maximum possible amount of customer value to make work Easier, Better, Faster, and as a result, Cheaper. 

Mike Fisher has been in the insurance world as a broker for nearly 10 years. Starting out writing long-haul truck insurance in Texas, he has been with Goodman Insurance since 2014, a family-owned and operated agency that works exclusively with contractors in California. Mike prides himself on his technical expertise in coverage as it pertains to contractors and construction. 

Connect with Mike via 

LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikefishergoodman/

Brian Somers has been working solely with contractors in the insurance space for the last 5 years. Initially coming from a medical sales background, he joined the Goodman team while coaching T-ball with Justin Goodman, the president of the company, back in 2015. Brian has a talent and a passion for ensuring that his clients are properly covered so that they can run their construction businesses with peace of mind. 

Connect with Brian via

LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-somers/

Listen to Felipe's shorter It Happened On The Job interview here: 

https://ithappenedonthejob.com/episode-95-felipe-engineer/

Connect with Felipe via

LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/engineerfelipe 

Twitter at https://twitter.com/felipe_engineer  

Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thefelipeengineer  

 

Today’s episode is sponsored by Construction Accelerator. Construction Accelerator is an online learning system for teams and individuals that offers short, in-depth videos on numerous Lean topics for Builders and Designers to discuss and implement, just like on t his podcast. This is tangible knowledge at your fingertips in the field, in the office, or at home. Support your lean Lean learning at your own pace. Learn more at http://trycanow.com/ 

 

Today's episode is also sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org

 

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Strategic Leadership

Strategic Leadership

January 20, 2021

Are you curious about how #projectmanagers influence and impact people and projects using strategic leadership? 

Tania Gharechedaghy shares with us how things change, including construction careers. She shares experiences from large to mega-sized projects as well as why owners spend premium dollars on setting up Big Rooms (colocations) and some trends in design-build and progressive design-build across the Western United States.  Tania is a passionate learner and a positive role model. 

Tania Gharechedaghy is a successful Program and Project Management Professional with over 15 years of experience leading complex projects in the design and construction industry.  She has extensive experience in Aviation design and construction starting her career as a civil engineer and working up to the Owner’s Responsible-in-Charge Project Manager leading a $1B Design-Build San Francisco International Airport Terminal 3 West Modernization Project. Tania is now serving as the Vice President at the Lincoln Property Company where she enjoys using her strategic leadership and successful team-building skills in Real Estate Development.

Connect with Tania via 

LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/taniagharechedaghy/ 

Connect with Felipe via

LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/engineerfelipe 

Twitter at https://twitter.com/felipe_engineer  

Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thefelipeengineer  

Today’s episode is sponsored by Construction Accelerator. It is an online learning system for teams and individuals that offers short, in-depth videos on numerous Lean topics for Builders and Designers to discuss and implement, just like on this podcast. This is tangible knowledge at your fingertips in the field, in the office, or at home. Support your Lean learning at your own pace. Learn more at http://trycanow.com/ 

Today's episode is also sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org

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The Scrum Fieldbook - JJ Sutherland

The Scrum Fieldbook - JJ Sutherland

January 6, 2021

Dr. Jeff Sutherland invented Scrum to help people make better stuff faster and have a good time doing it. JJ Sutherland is the CEO of Scrum Inc, the leading provider of Scrum training and consulting. He is the author of two of my favorite Scrum books, “The Scrum Fieldbook: A Masterclass on Accelerating Performance, Getting Results, and Defining the Future” and the red book, “Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time.”  JJ is a worldwide leader in Scrum. He shares how Scrum can be used across industries and has firsthand experience using the framework to help teams deliver faster, much faster. 

Connect with JJ via

LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jj-sutherland-b1486b6/

Connect with Felipe via

LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/engineerfelipe 

Twitter at https://twitter.com/felipe_engineer  

Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thefelipeengineer  

 

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Today's episode is sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). This non-profit organization operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through Lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. Learn more at https://www.leanconstruction.org

 

Today’s episode is also sponsored by Construction Accelerator. Construction Accelerator is an online learning system for teams and individuals that offers short, in-depth videos on numerous Lean topics for Builders and Designers to discuss and implement, just like on t his podcast. This is tangible knowledge at your fingertips in the field, in the office, or at home. Support your lean Lean learning at your own pace, visit Try CA Now dot com. Learn more at http://trycanow.com/  

 

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