2019-01-23&24&25 Lean Design Forum 2019

P2SL – LCI
LEAN DESIGN FORUM

23-24-25 January 2019

Would you like to see your company logo HERE?
Sponsor the P2SL-LCI-AIA Lean Design Forum 2019. Contact us at p2sl@berkeley.edu

UC Berkeley’s Project Production Systems Laboratory (P2SL) and the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) have been co-hosting the Lean Design Forum for many years now (with AIA offering continuing education credit). The Forum meets twice a year, in Berkeley early in the year, and in the Midwest mid-year.

The 2019 Forum includes a 1-day training/workshop day on Wednesday January 23 that will be followed by a 1.5-day Forum on Thursday (whole day) and Friday (morning only) on January 24-25.

Our NEW LOCATION is the Garden Room at UC Berkeley’s Clark Kerr Campus.

We look forward to hearing terrific speakers share lessons learned, good discussion, and thank our event sponsors! As in previous years, we will submit our application for continuing education credit with AIA, so you can earn CEUs.

AGENDA

WORKSHOP DAY – Wednesday 23 January 2019

Workshop 1 (1/2 day 9:00-12:00)
Establishing the Right Team  
with Marianne O’Brien-SmithGroup, Michael Bade-UCSF, and Baris Lostuvali-Pankow
Workshop 2A (1/2 day 9:00-12:00) repeats in PM with Workshop 2B (1/2 day 13:00-16:00)
Learning Target Value Design (TVD) through Simulations  
with Zofia Rybkowski, and Fatemeh Solhjou Khah (Ellie), Texas A&M University; and James P. Smith, Brigham Young University
Workshop 3 (full day 9:00-16:00)
Choosing by Advantages (CBA)  
with Paz Arroyo, DPR Construction
Description: Establishing the right team right is fundamental for Lean project delivery, process, and outcome. Participants will be introduced to tools and techniques through practical exercises. Both designers and builders will walk away with new (or honed) and valuable skills. Description: Successful implementation of Target Value Design (TVD) processes requires first identifying owner value, and then minimizing cost—while holding true to owner value. This two-part series of simulations will give participants the opportunity to experience both: (1) value identification, and (2) cost minimization without sacrificing key owner value. Participants should prepare for a lively, highly participatory event. Description: Choosing By Advantages (CBA) is a powerful system to make collaborative decisions for design and construction that aligns with lean thinking. Projects teams that systematically use CBA  learn how to have better conversations with relevant stakeholders. This significantly decreases negative design iterations and saves money. CBA helps teams align on what is relevant and also find innovative design solutions. This workshop will provide the basis for CBA in design. Through exercises we will discuss best practices to manage the decision-making process in design.

FORUM PRESENTATIONS DAY 1 – Thursday 24 January 2019

7:30 Registration and Breakfast

8:10-9:45 Session I: Lean Designing

Presenter: Glenn Ballard

Description: Toyota offers models for lean making, the Toyota Production System, and lean designing, Toyota’s Product Development System (TPDS).  Key features of TPDS are Concurrent Engineering, Set Based Engineering, Obeya (Big Room), Trade-Off Curves, and the Chief Engineer role. How do these fit together and what might we learn, even after so many years?

9:45-10:15 Coffee Break

10:15-12:00 Session II: Panel discussion of Issues in Big Room Implementation

Moderator: Rob Williamson, HOK

Description: Panelists play Owner, Architect, and Constructor roles. Come prepared to share your own experiences with Big Room implementation.

The panel discussion is before lunch and it is coordinated with the Big Room workshop after lunch. We will encourage folks to talk among their tables about their experiences with Big Room implementation, and bring those experiences to the workshop afterwards.

Examples of issues to be discussed—

  • Impact of extended relocation on staff recruitment and retention?
  • How many people from the design team are committed full time vs. having a predetermined day or two in the Big Room, and what impact does that have on the Big Room’s efficacy?
  • Are design fees increased as a result of the commitment, and are they justifiable to an Owner given the project benefits?

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-14:30 Session III: Workshop on Big Room Issues

Moderator: Romano Nickerson, Boulder Associates

Description: The audience will divide into groups and be assigned a different category pertaining to big rooms. Romano will lead the groups through a number of sessions designed to help draw out activities, thoughts, and concerns about various aspects of successfully leveraging a big room concept. This will include building the team, maintaining the team, on boarding, getting work done, avoiding pitfalls, profile of an ideal big room member, and more. The groups will work independently and then report out.

Rob and Romano will coordinate so that this work builds on the panel in the morning.

14:30 Break

15:00-16:45 Session IV: Knowledge Management Through a Lean Lens

Presenter: Todd Henderson, Boulder Associates

Description: If knowledge is to designers what lumber and concrete are to builders, then it follows that a firm’s knowledge supply chain can be studied from a lean perspective. Sadly, we often see knowledge treated like manufactured parts in a poorly-run factory: overproduction, inventory, excessive motion, overprocessing… you get the idea. Knowledge Management – a long-established discipline full of ideas about collection, curation, and distribution of knowledge within a company – may hold the answers for an individual firm, but what about for a collaborative team? This presentation will offer an Eight Wastes critique of a firm’s knowledge supply chain and highlight countermeasures gleaned from the world of Knowledge Management (KM). Then we’ll expand this analysis beyond the single firm and into the realm of multidisciplinary teams, where the need to manage knowledge in near-real-time is paramount.

16:45 Plus/Delta

17:00 Adjourn

FORUM PRESENTATIONS DAY 2 (half day) – Friday 25 January 2019

7:30 Breakfast

8:00-9:45 Session V: One Year On

Moderator: Glenn Ballard

Panelists: TBD

Description: Many new ideas were introduced in last year’s Design Forum. What has been done to apply/develop those ideas?

  • Social science tools for discovering true customer values
  • Navigating Moods
  • Evidence Based Design
  • Prevention through Design
  • Reinertsen’s flow-based model of design vs the traditional model; e.g.:
    • How new information can change initial assumptions about which features are musts and which are optional.
    • How to make good decisions about variability and buffers
    • Batch size: what/why/how
    • WIP constraints: what/why/how
    • Decentralization: what/why/how
    • Fast Feedback: what/why/how

9:45-10:15 Coffee Break

10:15-11:00 Session VI-a: 40x Worse: Impact of Allowing Quality Problems to Move from Design to Construction

Presenter: Eric Peabody, Taylor Design

Description: Learn how to use a Process Cycle Efficiency Matrix to evaluate waste in value stream map. AND use it to prove to your colleagues that allowing a quality error to pass from design to construction will result in twice as much cost and forty-fold as much time!

11:00-11:45 Session VI-b: Group discussion and planning for 2020 Lean Design Forum

11:45 Plus/Delta

12:00 Adjourn

REGISTRATION

Fees include continental breakfast and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, and breakfast on Friday, plus coffee breaks each day.

WORKSHOPS

  1. Establishing the Right Team (half day 9:00-12:00): $150 until 1/9/2019, then $175
  2. Learning Target Value Design (TVD) through Simulations
    2A – TVD half-day morning (9:00-12:00): $150 until 1/9/2019, then $175
    2B – TVD half-day afternoon (13:00-16:00): $150 until 1/9/2019, then $175
  3. Choosing by Advantages (CBA) (full day 9:00-16:00): $250 until 1/9/2019, then $300

FORUM Thursday and Friday (1.5 days)

  • Employees of P2SL member companies or LCI corporate/individual members, as well as AIA members pay $545 EARLY BIRDS until 1/9/2019, then $645 
    • P2SL member-company logos are shown at http://p2sl.berkeley.edu
    • LCI corporate member-companies logos are shown at http://www.leanconstruction.org/
    • LCI individual members – you’ll know your membership number.
    • AIA members – you’ll know your membership number
  • Non-members pay $645 until 1/9/2019, then $745
  • Full-time academics and full-time students pay $295 until 1/9/2019, then $395 

VENUE

see http://p2sl.berkeley.edu/clark-kerr-garden-room/

 

QUESTIONS about this or other P2SL Initiatives? Please contact Glenn Ballard, Director of P2SL, cell: 510/710-5531, or email: ballard@ce.berkeley.edu.