A Collaborative Roadmap for Navigating Complex Projects

using Herrero Lean VIP


Herrero Builders’ Nicholas Luciani, Project Executive & Pallavi Mittal Project Engineer, along with John LeBlanc with KMD Architecture will demonstrate how project conditions can significantly improve with clear communication, collaboration, and project goals. The team at the UCSF LPPI project is a perfect example of building a successful project by utilizing conditions of satisfaction and a framework and culture around relationships, regardless of contract type.
Using Herrero’s VIP, Value Identification Process, to identify the project’s true north indicators, build trust and open communication while getting back to Lean Principle basics helped the team buy-in, promote value alignment, minimize the risks, and enhance design and construction flow. The team developed a collective framework for project success by applying additional Lean tools like Gemba and Genchi Genbutsu to pinpoint shared lessons learned from similar projects and applied them to the UCSF LPPI project.
We will demonstrate the success of VIP and Lean tools by asking attendees to complete a checklist that will provide a basic roadmap to improve collaboration, stakeholder buy-in, and identify shared values. Attendees can take home and customize the checklist to their individual needs.


  • John LeBlanc- KMD Architecture
    John has 25 years of experience in architectural practice, mostly institutional work, and focused on the construction phase.  He’s played an integral role in design and delivery of many complex healthcare projects—both new builds and renovation, from central plant retrofits to high profile replacement hospitals, as well as smaller scaled and sensitive behavioral health renovations.
  • Pavalli Mittal - Herrero Builders
    Pallavi utilizes her expertise in project planning and Lean philosophy to drive increased efficiencies throughout the entire project life cycle. With a strong focus on effective communication and technology, she provides unwavering support to all project management, QA/QC, and field execution endeavors, leveraging the appropriate tools to ensure seamless operation.
  • Nick Luciani - Herrero Builders
    Nick consistently impresses our clients with his infectious energy, care for detail, and solid communication. He's a veteran team player, who brings 15 years of industry experience on large, complex projects including several occupied medical campus upgrades under OSHPD regulation.

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Appetizers and Drinks will be provided

11/15/2023 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Pacific Standard Time
Construction - Building: Millbury Union 500 Parnassus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94143 UNITED STATES
Registration is closed.