Umstot Project and Facilities Solutions, LLC
We exist to solve the critical issues facing our clients, both large and small. Our unique approach is not only what differentiates us, but also what makes us successful. Your success is our success. We provide a broad range of services and solutions to help organizations facilitate change, achieve their vision and optimize performance and productivity.
Virtual Collaboration and Training
Overcome Physical Constraints
With the Impact of COVID-19 and social distancing, we can help your team maintain their collaborative efforts. We virtually facilitate training workshops, collaborative planning efforts like Last Planner, and partnering. Get in touch to learn more about how we are doing this with teams throughout the country separated by distance and circumstances.
High Performing Teams
Leverage the Full Talent of Your Team
Organizations and project teams often operate in silos optimizing only their work. We work with teams to break down the silos and to establish trust and alignment. This fosters an environment of collaboration that leads to higher performance as a single team with a unified focus and goal. Ask us how!
Lean Project Delivery Coaching and Training
With years of Lean experience in design and construction, our team has the capabilities and expertise to take your business to the next level. At Umstot Project and Facilities Solutions, LLC, we have supported more than 40 project teams implementing the Last Planner(R) System, Scrum and/or Takt Planning. We are internationally recognized subject matter experts in Lean as it is applied to design and construction. We are proud to help teams improve their project outcomes through the Big Room environment, Target Value Design, visual management, root cause analysis, A3 problem solving, process mapping, and use of pull production systems. Allow us to combine our insights and skills to help transform your processes and strategies, and in turn, your company and projects.
Real Project Collaboration
Projects are designed and built by people. The engagement and collaboration of participants in all aspects of the project is crucial to timely, cost-effective delivery that meets the customer’s value proposition. Too often we operate in silos rather than with a collaborative project-centric focus. This collaboration does not just “happen” by itself. It must be fostered by consciously building healthy personal relationships and sustained by intentional effort. Our process aids in defining the project value proposition, aligning all team members, and leading participants to focus their collaborative discussions on priorities tied to the value definition. We also work with teams to forecast risks (to mitigate them) and identify opportunities (to enhance them).
Deliver Design-Build Done Right
Looking to implement your first design-build project or seeking consultation on how to deliver a project via progressive design-build? We have delivered more than 50 design-build projects as practitioners, owners, and trusted advisors in our careers. We were early pioneers of progressive design-build in the public sector in 2008. Let us assist you in developing your procurement strategy, cost models, contract language, Requests for Qualifications and Requests for Proposal, and navigating the selection process and contract negotiation. We have been members of the Design-Build Institute of America for more than a decade. Our principal, David Umstot, was recognized nationally with the 2012 Design-Build Institute of America Distinguished Leadership Award for his vision in pioneering Lean design-build. The CMAA SoCal Chapter recognized him for his educational work with Design-Build and Lean in 2019. Need help planning or executing your next project? Let us guide you through a better process to better outcomes.
Organizational Learning and Process Improvement
Grow Your Talent and Improve Productivity
Looking to grow your internal talent and build capacity? Let us guide you. Any organization can move forward with small incremental changes, but building for the future in today’s rapidly evolving business environment requires developing the talent and leveraging the tacit knowledge of your team. We offer specially designed knowledge and skill development programs that meet your specific needs building internal champions that can lead your continuous improvement efforts and organizational change.
Lean Keys to Success in Design-Build
Dave's perspective on common keys to success with Lean implementation on projects in less than 2 minutes.
Using the Last Planner(R) System
This 90-minute video shares David and Summer's experience coaching more than 45 project teams using the the Last Planner(R) System. It consists of 3 main parts. (1) How to use Last Planner(R) System in Design with Scrum integration, (2) Common pitfalls and challenges project teams face while implementing Last Planner(R), and (3) a short evaluation of Last Planner(R) digital platforms.
Building and Sustaining High-Performance Teams
In this 28-minute video, David shares what it takes to set up a high-performance team environment and sustain it over time. Learn how psychological safety, vulnerability, and empathy are keys to building trust which in turn is the foundation of collaboration.
Understand what motivates members of a team, and the importance of aligning goals and creating autonomy to do what team members do best. Diversity of experience and thought is necessary to truly unleash the innovative potential of the team resulting in better outcomes.