FOLLOWING ARE EXAMPLES OF SITUATIONS AND ACTIVITIES THAT CALL FOR CBA CONCEPTS AND METHODS:
- Strategic planning
- Selecting organizational structures
- Selecting personnel in organizations
- Developing and implementing training plans
- Selecting and managing projects and programs
- Designing and implementing initiatives to improve individual and organizational performance—such as Continuous Improvement and Quality Customer Service initiatives.
- Value Engineering (VE), or Value Analysis (VA)
- Selecting counselors, consultants, contractors, and vendors
- Providing counseling, consulting, and other services
- Selecting and purchasing materials, equipment, and products
- Managing day-to-day and minute-to-minute activities
Following is a sampling of successful applications:
CBA is for Individuals
"A helpful hand in changing my perception of decision making. Not only did it change my perception of decision making it showed me how to change from my unsound methods that had become second nature."
CBA is for Families
"Because Choosing By Advantages has served me and my family very well, for many years, I introduce CBA, every year, to my third grade students."
CBA is for Organizations and Communities
- Testimony to Congressional subcommittee by the Director of the U.S. National Park Service: "Our current prioritizing system, "Choosing By Advantage", or CBA, was developed at the urging of this subcommittee in 1994. The Park Service borrowed and adapted the CBA methodology from the U.S. Forest Service."
- Construction Projects and Natural Resources: "Based on the recommendations of a departmental task force . . . (the Park Service) selected a decision-making system called "choosing by advantages" or CBA, which was developed by a former U.S. Forest Service employee. The objective of the process is to focus on the importance of individual contributions, or specific advantages, of each project, rather than the importance of broad, abstract categories." See also: Resources benefit from new evaluation process.
- CBA-Koga 2day Training Invitation Marriott 20120606.pdf
So far, we have not been able to find any types of decisions or any decisionmaking situations that do not call for CBA concepts and methods.