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The Best Value Conference once again becomes the premier meeting of 2021. The pandemic has moved all conferences to a virtual platform....

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Learn the latest developments on the Best Value Approach! Throughout the development of the Best Value Approach, the approach has been refined and transformed to be simpler and more efficient! Find out the lessons learned and mistakes that have been...

In our last article, we discussed why expert vendors are cheaper. When cutting costs, vendors can only change materials, deliverables, labor, profits, or improve efficiency. The most sustainable method is to focus on efficiency. Expert vendors are masters of efficiency. They’re...

A few years ago someone tried to get me to buy solar panels for our house in Arizona. One of my main filtering tools was to ask for past successes to prove the company’s expertise. I was interested in past...

A few weeks ago, I asked BVA visionaries and supporters to send me any questions that they had about the Best Value Approach. The response was tremendous! We received questions from clients, vendors, contractors, researchers, and educators. Since everyone took...

Dr. Dean wants to hear from you! Starting this Fall, Dr. Dean and the Best Value team will be writing a weekly article about issues that you face in the workplace. Please tell us what topics you would be interested...

People can be categorized in one or two ways – observant or non-observant. According to Dr. Dean Kashiwagi, it is non-observant people that cause risk and inefficiency in an organization by not looking at their surroundings to understand what they...