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SCS members have aggregated their best practices to generate the "Construction Technologist Body of Knowledge," which is a framework and common language for the management of decentralized process improvement.


Fundamentals

  • Address solution scarcity
  • Address the lack of technological sympathy
  • Construction innovation cannot be centralized
  • Opportunity for innovation exist -- close to the problem.

Organizational Design

  • Corporate HQ
    • "Chief Innovation Officer" - Leads Solutions Team, and Chairs Solutions Committee
    • "Solutions Committee" - Governs over solutions process
      • IT & PMO - Tracks Solutions Team metrics and schedules
      • Legal, Risk, Project Controls, Safety, Quality, Environmental - Critical Stakeholders
  • Regional
    • Operations Manager - Manages Solutions Manager
    • Solutions Manager - New technology and process improvement
  • Project
    • uper-User - Extra Training
    • Anti-User - Extra Training
  • Creating and supporting the "Solutions Manager" role
    • Solutions Manager job description:
    • Mission:  Improve the way we deliver projects with technology
    • Duration:  One to two year rotation
    • Talent Pool:  Internal Hire
    • Minimum 5 years equivalent experience
    • Formal Training:  Masters-level education or equivalent experience
    • Construction self-perform field experience
    • Project Management (various), Organizational Behavior, Change management
    • Skills:  Communication, organization, leadership, negotiation
    • Demonstrated ability to make more use of existing IT investments than others.
    • Knows when they run out of talent (unconsciously incompetent -> consciously incompetent).
    • Personality Profile:  Interdisciplinary, curious, personable, people pleaser, design thinker.

 

Solutions Process

  • Community
  • Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship
  • Expertise
  • Progress
  • Simplicity
  • Utility

Strategies & Tools

  • Attendance at meetings is limited to two attendees per organization.
  • All organizations are welcome, but Chapter Leadership maintains the right to add and remove members.
  • No membership dues, but members should be prepared to pay for food & beverage (ultimately up to Chapter Leadership).

Solutions Exercise

  • Define Challenge
  • Wants vs. Needs
  • Typical meeting structure:
    • Happy hour starting at ~5pm.
    • Formal introductions and brief announcements by everyone in attendance for ~20 minutes.
      • Meeting spaces are a round-table format, as a way of facilitating new connections.
    • Ten slide presentation from a featured speakers for about ~30 minutes.
    • Group dinner.

chapter leaders

  • Built world professionals who have the capacity and morality to lead their community.
  • Invited to attend the annual SCS Leadership Summit.