Videos

Visual management is a very practical form of communication often used in operations settings with teams. Is there real value in staying analog in a digital landscape? The point of using visual management is to translate processes and production statuses into easy-to-understand visual overviews like a game scoreboard. Some people…

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#leanconstruction sometimes earns a bad reputation when it is used on people instead of with people. LaShira Champion-King is a passionate builder dedicated to improving project delivery and has helped many construction project teams respectfully adopt the continuous improvement mindset. She shares her view on the all too common industry…

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The unknown enables us to grow when we take on new challenges. You don’t have to leap into it alone when it comes to improving your work. LaShira Champion-King is a passionate builder dedicated to improving project delivery and has helped many construction project teams adopt the continuous improvement mindset.…

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#SecretSauce is something unique to your company or culture. In this podcast episode, I asked Brian Melcher, Principal and Founder of Field Verified, what's their Secret Sauce. "This is Scrum was a rolling tagline used during the episode. Brian recently trained with me to become a Scrum Master and he…

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Welcome fellow Change Makers! This discussion (debate) is about the classic Plan-Do-Check-Adjust (PDCA) vs the emerging Study-Adjust-Plan-Do (SAPD) improvement frameworks. Welcome back Katie Anderson and Jake Harrell! Connect with Katie at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kbjanderson/ Connect with Jake at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jakeharrellchasingexcellence/ Connect with Felipe at https://thefelipe.bio.link/

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Secret sauce is something that makes a company more efficient and adds value for the customer. Brian Melcher says, “This is Scrum.” He is the Founder, Owner, and Principal at Field Verified, the first building envelope consulting firm in Arizona to expand to a full-scale testing facility. He began his…

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Felipe Engineer-Manriquez and Jake Harrell are back to debate and explore two different cultures -- one that HOLDS the Status Quo and one that CHANGES by continuous improvement. Referee Patrick Adams will be the final judge on which approach is better. Join us as we square off it in the…

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Cutting-edge construction runs on sound theory and principles of project-based production management like Lean Construction. Iris Tommelein is an expert on construction site logistics, layout, materials, and supply-chain management like takt. Takt time is the rate at which you need to complete a product in order not only to meet…

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Iris D. Tommelein is a Professor of Engineering and Project Management in the Civil and Envir. Engrg. Dept. at UC Berkeley. She focuses on developing theory and principles of project-based production management for the architecture-engineering-construction industry, what is termed 'lean construction.' She is an expert on construction site logistics, layout,…

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#Scrum is a great management framework for making work visible and getting more done with less effort. In this podcast episode, I asked JJ Sutherland, CEO of Scrum Inc., what's the best digital solution for a Scrum board. More free resources 👇 for project managers, superintendents, trade partners, and whole…

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The Last Planner System of Production Controls is a great way to collaborate with people, and the lean tools make it easy. For example, Stephen Powell knows that Lean Construction can help him manage the portfolio of projects he is responsible for as an owner. Project teams that schedule more…

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"Meet people where they are." Jake and I have both heard that over the course of our careers. We've been given conflicting advice on this topic, especially when it comes to continuous improvement. Join us as we square off on following it or disregarding it in the spirit of healthy…

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Stephen Powell, Vice President of Program Management, specializes in include Healthcare Construction, Children's Hospital Construction Consulting, LEED BD+C, IP. Stephen shares the importance of understanding Lean Construction from the Owner’s perspective and all project partners involved. We shared how Scrum continues making a difference for teams working on complex projects…

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Jan. 18, 2022

Change Makers - OKRs

Happy New Year! New Year's resolutions are still a thing in 2022. Join Jake Harrell and me in discussing (and debating) this for businesses. “OKR” stands for “Objectives and Key Results.” They are typically used for goal-setting and made famous most recently by John Doer. Does leadership use them for…

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🎉 Let's join Jennifer Lacy and celebrate positive changes in the #constructionindustry. That is the power of commitment. Commitment in building with lean principles and methods means you're willing and ready for daily learning while supporting and trusting team members as well as customers. A promise made between two parties…

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Target Value Delivery (TVD) is a design and construction approach used to complete a project that meets the operational needs and values of the users while being delivered within budget and time while promoting innovation throughout the process to increase value and minimize wasted time, money, and human effort. If…

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Jennifer Lacy is a Lean Practice Leader with more than 18 years in the construction industry creating a culture of collaboration, continuous improvement, learning, and leadership development. Jennifer naturally elevates others while achieving better results aligned with core values like respect for people. Her WHY? To attack every interaction as…

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I want everyone to be successful because I know I'll get a better project. Think about that. What is alternative thinking? The alternative is the mainstream thought that if I win, you must lose. The game isn't binary. There are more than two outcomes. We can put the project first…

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John Zachara leads the program and capital budget management of a multiple-site acute care healthcare organization. He uses decades of project management experience to deliver a wide variety of project types including commercial, retail, hospital, clinical, research, educational, and religious facilities. When opportunities arise or problems come up, John knows…

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Many project managers are tasked with numerous responsibilities across a project including budgeting, procurement, costing, and more, often across multiple sites. Starting with standard processes first, one electrical trade contractor found a sustainable path to improvement led by the project team leads. Lean values like respect for people and continuous…

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Bill Wagner is passionate about growing business while creating great experiences for employees. Bill generates growth by applying cutting-edge best practices from the worlds of science, marketing, and economics in a way that scales into all companies large or small! He currently leads a SaaS enterprise construction software and services…

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Construction has traditionally been siloed, but Dave Cooper is on a mission to make all builders and suppliers better through passion. His relentless pursuit of innovation allows for connections across complex supply chains that lead others into new partnerships while also driving change within the construction industry! Dave engages in…

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S2 The EBFC Show 038 BONUS Episode and more free resources 👇 Project managers, superintendents, trade partners, and whole project teams can take key actions to make project delivery easier, better, and faster now. ✅ 20% People and Labor Cost Savings ✅ 25% Earlier project delivery ✅ 200% Efficiency gains…

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Join us to discuss the ups and downs of change whether for Lean Construction or personal development. Connect with Jesus (Jesse) D Hernandez Jr via https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesus-jesse-hernandez-9b912327/ Website at https://www.learningsandmissteps.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4yLjr8swfqCt_vMp74oiXA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/learninsnmissteps/ ClubHouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@manymissteps Connect with Adam Hoots via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-hoots-4645519/ Connect with Jennifer Lacy via LinkedIn at…

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