Episodes

March 31, 2021

Superintendent Leadership - Frank Coln

Frank Coln strives to create an environment of constant learning on his projects. His experiences with pull planning and the Last Planner System go beyond one size fits all approaches that often fail. He represents a growing number of construction …

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March 17, 2021

Scrum Elevating Construction with Jason Schroeder

How does critical path method (traditional waterfall project management), Last Planner System, and Scrum work or fight? Jason and Felipe dug into this and how some Lean practitioners neglect to PDCA their approaches, tools, and methods. Jason Schroeder ...

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March 3, 2021

Superintendent Led Lean Construction - Joe Donarumo, The Lean Builder

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...

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Feb. 17, 2021

Scrum in Construction - Dr. Jeff Sutherland

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 …

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Feb. 3, 2021

It Happened on the Job

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 …

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Jan. 20, 2021

Strategic Leadership

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 project...

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Jan. 6, 2021

The Scrum Fieldbook - JJ Sutherland

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 …

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Dec. 23, 2020

Learning to LEAD, Leading to Learn Part 2

Katie Anderson shares her insights and approaches for helping individuals and organizations gain clarity on their goals, deepen their problem-solving skills, and continuously improve on part two of two for The EBFC Show. Katie is passionate about helpin...

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Dec. 9, 2020

Learning to LEAD, Leading to Learn Part 1

Katie Anderson is passionate about helping individual people and organizations around the world lead with intention. An internationally recognized leadership coach, consultant, author, and professional speaker, Katie uses over 20 years of experience to ...

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Nov. 25, 2020

Building with Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)

James Pease, Executive Director - Design and Construction at UCSF Medical Center, shares his decade-plus of experiences of integrated project delivery in healthcare, more than 20 projects and counting. James is a leading expert in the setup and structure...

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Nov. 11, 2020

Respect People, Respect the Work

Many people start with Lean tools first, most experienced practitioners later focus deeper on Lean thinking, values, and mindset. Stan Chiu is Director of Healthcare for Gensler’s Los Angeles Practice and is a leader in Lean Design and Integrated Project...

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Oct. 28, 2020

Scrum Beyond PDCA

Dr. Jeff Sutherland invented Scrum to help people make better stuff faster and have a good time doing it. Avi Schneier helps Jeff do that, specializes with Scrum outside of software, and shares how using Scrum with large firms led …

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Oct. 10, 2020

Changing Mental Health at Work

Today is World Mental Health Day (10/10/2020) and The Easier, Better, for Construction Show BONUS episode is for us to see how to spot and help ourselves and others make building easier and better while improving our mental wellbeing. Michelle …

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Oct. 7, 2020

Building Team Culture with Positive Adaptation

Denis Stroup continues building upon nearly three decades of experience focusing on lean integrated project delivery and healthcare design. We explored how to build continuous improvement culture with owners and teams along with pivoting to overcome COVI...

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Sept. 23, 2020

Emotional Intelligence

Since 2000, Brent Darnell has been actively teaching #constructionindustry professionals people skills and emotional intelligence. He is a best-selling author, engineer, playwright, teacher, trainer, speaker & coach. We dive deep into how emotional intel...

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Sept. 9, 2020

Building Mental Health (Suicide Prevention)

Currently, the United States construction industry now leads with the highest suicide rate at 50 people taking their lives for every 100,000 industry workers according to the CDC. There are about 11 million industry workers as of 2019. We share …

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Aug. 26, 2020

Make Work Visible

The ideas and actions that made it possible for an architect and general contractor to work happily together include thinking we have the power to make our work better and a knack for making it visible to let it flow …

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Aug. 15, 2020

People First Construction - Stephanie Roldan

Stephanie Roldan and I explored the people side of construction, core values, mental health, Last Planner System/Pull Planning, and encouraging our kids to join our industry. If you underestimate your span of control and influence, this episode will reve...

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July 29, 2020

Disruption Has Arrived

The Easier, Better, for Construction Show is where people working to make building easier and better share how. Mike Williams and I explored Lean construction, Scrum, Prefabrication, construction software, Waste, Design Phase Planning, Problem-Solving, D...

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July 16, 2020

Construction Systems

Josh Mischung and I explored construction systems including economic incentives, work planning, profits, and safety. The Easier, Better, for Construction Show is where people working to make building easier, better, faster, and cheaper share how.

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