May 2018 Luncheon

Date: May 15, 2018
Presenter: Ron Cruikshank, P.Eng., Shift2Lean Inc.
The Presentation: What is Lean Project Delivery? Why should I care?
Location: Radisson Hotel Saskatoon, 405 20th Str E, Saskatoon

Note: Pay parking is available; presenter meal provided by PMI NSC


11:30 am – 12:00 pm  Registration, networking and buffet lunch
12:00 pm – 12:05 pm Welcome, announcements and introductions
12:05 pm – 1:00 pm Presentation
1:00 pm – 1:05 pm Comments and door prizes

For the presentation and a hot buffet, a nominal $27.50 fee is charged for PMI members and $37.50 for non-members.

Ron CruikshankAbout Ron

Ron is a results oriented Civil Engineer with over 36 years of experience providing strategic leadership and stewardship in the management of projects, engineering, infrastructure and sustainability functions. Ron's experience as an owner, owner’s rep, contractor and subcontractor provides him with a broad understanding of the interactions and challenges within the building industry. Through the implementation of Lean Project Delivery strategies, Ron believes that projects can be delivered to provide value to the owner through engaging consultants and contractors in a collaborative team environment to improve workflow and reduce waste. Ron has been involved in delivering Lean Fundamentals and Last Planner System workshops, and has provided on-site coaching for implementing the Last Planner System.

Presentation Overview

Even though the world around us has seen significant technological advancements, productivity in the building industry over the past five decades has flat-lined or declined relative to all other non-farm industries. Seventy percent of all projects end over budget and delivered late.

Research shows that almost 60% of activity on construction projects is non-value add, a.k.a. waste. Traditional project delivery is rooted in adversarial, siloed processes that all too often result in unsatisfied building owners with designers, builders and suppliers competing against each other to limit their risk exposure. Not a great formula for success.

The good news! … Globally the building industry is adopting Lean principles and methodologies to achieve better results and value for all players. Lean project delivery is a growing competitive advantage for practitioners. The documented benefits show better project outcomes for owners and more profitable, satisfying results for designers, constructors and supply chain. Learn how adopting Lean methodologies can improve your bottom line while contributing to greater over-all project value. Projects are, after all, a team sport.

PMI Talent TriangleLearning Objective

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to: Understand the most significant challenges facing the construction industry, the opportunities for shifting culture, and the many positive impacts and business case for introducing Lean Project Delivery methods.

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Questions regarding the program should be addressed to:
Rama Periasamy, Director of Programs
Phone: 306-881-6298
Email Rama

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