Pipeline Workshop™ No. 12: Save the Date

The latest in the series of production management workshops in the open, sponsored Pipeline channel, Pipeline Workshop™ No. 12 will be held October 17-18, 2019, at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

“This is my second attendance to the Pipeline Workshops™.  All I can simply say is WOW!  Fletcher and his team strive to improve the workshops and make [them] even more relevant.  I especially enjoyed playing the Pipeline Game™ again and learning about [the] Velocity Accelerators®.  I look forward to attending in the future!”  (Carlos Alvarez, President, Alvarez Homes, Baton Rouge, LA)

“The Pipeline workshop™ was really effective in showing how operational decisions affect business outcomes and how risky a ‘more for more’ approach to growing a home building company really is.  The Pipeline games™ were not only fun, but they were super-effective in showing how unbalancing the production system, managing the constraint resource, and managing the right amount of WIP, creates predictable operational results and maximizes financial outcomes.

“At the end of the day, running a successful business is about how much money you make on the amount of money you invest.  The Pipeline workshop™ helped me understand this better than any workshop or seminar I’ve ever attended.

“I highly recommend it.”  (Charles Roberts, VP – Operations, Providence Homes, Jacksonville, Florida)

“The Pipeline Workshop™ completely changed my approach to meeting my company’s productivity and profitability goals.  I came away with several actionable items that I was able to implement right away.  Any homebuilder with an open mind, who is willing to challenge the traditional ways of thinking that our industry has grown comfortable with, will benefit greatly by attending.”   (Ryan Band, Unbridled Homes, Louisville, KY)

Welcome to the most intense, demanding, interactive, and challenging homebuilding production management learning experience on the planet.

And – we keep making it better.

In past workshops, we trended toward doing more with the Velocity Accelerators®;  beginning with the last workshop (Pipeline Workshop™ No. 11), we narrowed the focus, reducing the number of deeper-dives from five to just three – Business Process Improvement, Critical Chain Project Management, and Epic Partnering™ – and touching on the remainder.  The emphasis is now on what is immediately-available, while still casting a vision toward the future.

Doing fewer Velocity Accelerators® allows us to do more production scenarios with the best simulator and business game in the business, the Pipeline game™.  Pipeline workshops™ are now in their sixth year.  During that time, we have:  (1) shortened the game, made it faster, easier to understand;  (2) early on, introduced an operating statement format that mirrors the unique characteristics of homebuilding operations;  (3) found ways to transfer the learning – make the connection between operating decisions and business outcomes – faster;  and (4) begun to examine areas of disruptive innovation (for example, looking at what happens – what has to happen – when an outsourced building model becomes an integrated building model).

Pipeline workshops™ are unlike any other homebuilding conference.

The learning split is 70% simulation/business case, only 30% lecture;  the format is intense, interactive and competitive;  the Pipeline game™ production simulations and the RB Builders: Lessons from the Pipeline© business case test attendees’ understanding of production management, and challenge their ability to solve production problems.

Pipeline workshops™ build an intuitive, instinctive understanding of production principles and disciplines, and they draw the subtle-yet-crucial distinction between just being in the homebuilding business, and being in the business of building homes.

And – we somehow find a way to make it incredibly fun:  the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club is a terrific AAA Five Diamond oceanfront golf and tennis resort;  there is a relaxing and enjoyable reception at the end of the first day;  we offer recommendations on outstanding local dining;  plenty of opportunity for networking.

Creating a visual image of homebuilding production;  establishing the connection between operating decisions and business outcomes;  building a new way of thinking systemically towards solving core problems and managing constraints;  managing limited capacity and resources, doing more without more, doing more with less;  dealing with variation;  managing homebuilding production as the multi-project-with-surrounding-supporting-and-embedded-processes type of workflow that it really is;  placing the emphasis on the actions that accelerate production velocity.

The fundamental proposition of a Pipeline workshop™ is this:  thriving on the velocity side of economic return – thriving on the velocity side of Return on Assets – is the best way to create sustainable competitive separation.

Registration for Pipeline Workshop™ No. 12 opens July 8, 2019.

Come.  Participate.  Learn.

 

Here is the permanent link to the website:  www.buildervelocity.com  As soon as early registration opens, all of the information, including the agenda and schedule, will be updated, along with the event registration and hotel reservation links.

The site also provides information about the workshop, provides reviews from builders who have attended previous workshops, and provides a downloadable Adobe PDF file with detailed information about the venue, agenda, and schedule.

The cost is $895.00 per person;  the cost during early registration (July 8, 2019 through August 9, 2019) is $750.00;  for team pricing, inquire here:  (flgroves@saiconsulting.com).