Overview & Schedule

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW:

Pipeline workshops™ are designed to transfer in-depth knowledge and create an intuitive, instinctive understanding of production principles and disciplines, focused specifically on homebuilding production management. Pipeline workshops™ are not a lecture series.  The material is comprehensive, the learning is intense, and the format is interactive and competitive;  attendance is capped at 40 attendees.

In a Pipeline workshop™, the principles and disciplines governing homebuilding production are taught through effective presentation, but they are learned through application. 

Pipeline workshops™ use the RB Builders: Lessons from the Pipeline© business case and exercises, and a progressive series of production and business scenarios renown as the Pipeline game™ that simulate homebuilding production in the real business world, in an environment of variation and uncertainty, where operating decisions produce economic results – sometimes good, oft-times bad, occasionally meeting or exceeding the budgeted performance, oft-times not.

At the conclusion of each Pipeline game™, the results are diagnosed, so that the connection between operating decisions and business outcomes is clarified, and the principles and disciplines are reinforced.

PIPELINE WORKSHOP™ NO. 11 AGENDA AND SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 Arrival and Check-in, beginning at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Opening Comments, Expectations, Introductions
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM What is your Production IQ? Co-equal Components: Margin and Velocity.
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM Introduction to the Pipeline Game™
9:45 AM – 10:30 AM Pipeline Game™ 1: a scenario involving a production system with varying and specified levels of work-in-process; sufficient and capable resources; balanced resource capacities, balanced process workloads.
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Creating a Visual Image of Homebuilding Production.
11:00 AM – 12 Noon Connecting Operating Decisions to Business Outcomes, using the RB Builders: Lessons from the Pipeline© business case and group exercise(s).
12 Noon – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Mental Models: Changing the thinking regarding production management, using the RB Builders: Lessons from the Pipeline© business case and group exercise.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Pipeline Game™ 2: a scenario involving a production system with unconstrained levels of work-in-process; stronger, more capable resources (now more dependable, due to less variation); balanced resource capacities and balanced process workloads.
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM Pipeline Game™ 3: a scenario involving a production system with intelligently considered levels of work-in-process; sufficient, capable resources, as well as stronger, more capable resources (both now more dependable, due to less variation); a system with unbalanced capacity in favor of a constraint (by virtue of resources with different capacities), a system with balanced process workloads.
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Velocity Accelerators®: Business Process Improvement, using the RB Builders: Lessons from the Pipeline© business case and group exercise.
5:00PM – 5:30 PM Summary, Comments, Q&A
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Reception: Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, front lawn of the Historic Inn (fountain)
Thursday, Mar 21, 2019
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Opening Comments
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM Velocity Accelerators®: Critical Chain Project Management, using the RB Builders: Lessons from the Pipeline© business case and group exercise.
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM Velocity Accelerators®: Epic Partnering™, using the RB Builders: Lessons from the Pipeline© business case and group exercise.
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Additional Velocity Accelerators®
11:00 AM – 12 Noon Pipeline Game™ 4:  a scenario involving a production system with intelligent levels of work-in-process;  sufficient, capable resources (more dependable, due to less variation);  balanced resource capacities;  an improved system, unbalanced in favor of a constraint, the result of different process workloads.
12 Noon – 12:15 PM Checkout
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Pipeline Game™ 5: a scenario involving a production system with intelligently considered levels of work-in-process; a production system operating under two different building models (integrated and outsourced); resources that are stronger (sometimes, much stronger), more capable, more dependable (due to less variation);
an improved system, unbalanced in favor of a constraint, the result of different process workloads.
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Summary, Q&A, Closing Comments