Event: 10.15.2020

McCarthy Lean Experts Share Best Practices

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With a focus on continuous improvement, Lean is integrated across all McCarthy operations. As an industry leader in the implementation of Lean, our approach is focused on three key areas: making things easier by streamlining our processes, better by establishing more collaborative and engaged teams, and faster through collaboration and accountability. Improvements in each of these areas helps us deliver more exceptional results for clients. McCarthy Lean experts will be sharing our approach during a variety of presentations at the upcoming the Lean Construction Institute 2020 LCI Virtual Congress.

That's the Way We Do It - Overcoming Traditional Project Management Limitations

Oct. 12, 2020 | Noon EST

Two cross-functional teams separated by a calendar year demonstrate how a Lean approach with geographically distributed teams exponentially delivers fast with higher quality. The mission: bring design and construction procedures into standard better practices across a portfolio of projects spanning coast to coast and across contract types.

Presenter: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez (McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.)

Ready, Set, Go Scrum

Oct. 19, 2020 | 4:15 p.m. EST

Are you ready to make your work exponentially easier and valuable for your organization? Scrum harnesses the power of individuals working together as a team. Double your productivity using this framework with less effort. This tactical course is geared for individuals and teams with Lean practitioner experience. Workshop resources will be provided to guide scaling up to fully functional Scrum teams.

Presenter: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez (McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.)

“YES, we can do that, IF"

Oct. 21, 2020 | 12:35 p.m. EST

When awarded a project in an environment with a diminishing skilled labor pool, a volatile pricing market, and a challenge to reduce budget by 20 percent while maintaining scope and schedule, it was clear that a traditionally behaving and structured team would fail. When asked a question, teams can respond in 3-ways: Yes, no, and yes ”if.” By realizing that all the “no” answers can be replaced by Yes if, the team focused their efforts on the if; the options and ideas that would maintain the owner’s vision and values. Through a shift in mentality, a restructuring of the team, and clearly identified roles and responsibilities the team realized that anything can be done, if..."

Presenters: Lee O'Connell (McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.), Eric C Ubersax (Devenney Group), Jay Layton (TDIndustries), Patrick Watson (CommonSpirit Health)

A3 Thinking for New Roles, Company-wide Initiatives, and Problem-Solving

Oct. 21, 2020 | 3:05 p.m. EST

A3s are more widely being used for complex problem solving across design and construction projects. Learn about how front line builders, owners, and corporate change initiatives benefit from the A3 approach. A3 thinking is not taking a template and filling in boxes or checklists. Instead, it is a mindset that utilizes an assortment of Lean processes to solve business challenges. The new thinking it creates leads to measurable results with positive business impact.

Presenter: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez (McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.)

Two Competing Owners Find Similar Successes in Different Ways

Oct. 22, 2020 | 11 a.m. EST

CommonSpirit Health and HonorHealth are two healthcare providers with different delivery models and contract modalities. One delivers projects with an Integrated Design Build Contract while the other utilizes a CMAR contract with “IPD Lite” language. Regardless of delivery approach, takeaways will include methods of driving design certainty, ways to encourage accountability and collaboration, how to establish clear expectations, the importance of taking time to build trust, and metrics to prove that Lean works.

Presenters: Nick Pearce (McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.), Keith Hilker (McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.), Eric Ubersax (Devenney Group), Scott Rasmussen (Devenney Group)

Use of Short Interval Production Schedule (SIPS) for Improved Production Flow

Oct. 22, 2020 | 2 p.m. EST

Schedules often contain many details and do not support effective monitoring and controlling of the flow of the project. Developing SIPS is a method of extracting information from the master schedule and collapsing them to detail the repeated sequence of the tasks in order to meet the project team’s long-term goals and objectives. This presentation will share the process of how to develop the SIPS and how it brought visibility to the flow of production in the recently completed McCarthy project.

Presenters: Joe Lewandowski (McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.), Somik Ghosh (University of Oklahoma)

To learn more about the McCarthy approach to Lean, contact McCarthy National Lean Director Felipe Engineer-Manriquez.

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