All too often in our industry, we see Choosing By Advantages (CBA) billed as a tool to use when you have a large, complex decision that involves multiple stakeholders. It also happens to be challenging for people to learn how to do CBA properly. Did you know that CBA also applies to small decisions? Medium decisions? Almost every one of the 35,000 decisions the average adult makes every day? Join us to hear our journey of trying to teach people to use CBA consistently. We’ll share stories of things that have worked, and many more stories of what did not!
- Rebecca Snelling - Vice President and National Lean Director, J.E. Dunn Construction, coaches a variety of people, teams and organizations on Lean Transformation. She is currently developing and leading a group of coaches and trainers for JE Dunn employees and project teams implementing Last Planner System® in Design and Construction, Target Value Delivery, Integrated Project Delivery, Choosing By Advantages and other Lean practices and behaviors. Additionally, she coaches Leadership on Lean and works with support staff to standardize and improve processes across the organization. She has been actively involved with the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) and is a contributing author of both LCI books Transforming Design and Construction, a Framework for Change and Target Value Delivery: Practitioner Guidebook to Implementation. She speaks at various industry events across the US and abroad. Rebecca is the Chair of the LCI Board of Directors, an LCI Approved Instructor, and also a Master Trainer of the Choosing by Advantages Decisionmaking System.
- Elizabeth Taylor serves as Lean Services Manager for JE Dunn’s East Region. In this role, she manages a team of four Lean specialists and supports project teams by leading strategic planning sessions, implementing Responsibility-based Project Delivery™, Last Planner System® and various other Lean practices. She has spent her entire professional career at JE Dunn, where she began as a Project Engineer 12 years ago, working her way up to Project Manager, then Lean Specialist and eventually moving into her current role. Elizabeth’s experience spans a wide range of project types, including commercial and institutional clients. Elizabeth currently serves as the Events Chair of the Lean Construction Institute Georgia Community of Practice. She is an approved instructor for LCI for the Introduction of Lean Project Delivery in Design and Construction and Introduction to the Last Planner System.