Available courses

This course provides the basics to make sound decisions. You will learn the basic steps to approach a decision in a transparent and collaborative fashion, as well as examples of how to apply the Choosing By Advantages (CBA) decision-making system.

Course Benefits

  • Understand the need for sound decision-making
  • Learn the five phases of sound decision-making
  • Learn five methods of Choosing by Advantages
  • Understand how to make decisions involving non-equal cost alternatives
  • Learning to produce resolution in a team and manage conversations for decision making.

From the day we are born and throughout our lives we make decisions, which have consequences or outcomes.  Our innate decision-making ability stems from our evolutionary development and is primarily focused around survival.  However, as we face more complex decisions as we mature we tend to fall back onto these instinctive methods, which frequently result in suboptimal decisions.

This course, which is designed for architects, engineers, construction managers and other construction professionals and lean leaders, will provide the participants to develop their skills in using the sound decision-making system known as Choosing by Advantages. Upon completion, each individual will have the knowledge and ability to make sound decisions of all types and will be able to participate and collaborate in group decisions.

Structure

The training and coaching will be divided in 3 stages:

I. Training: Share understanding of why Choosing By Advantages.

II. Retrospective: What is working well and what can be improved?

III. Leading changes: The LTC way. 

Participants

This is a closed course for LTC project.



This course provides the basics to make sound decisions. You will learn the basic steps to approach a decision in a transparent and collaborative fashion, as well as examples of how to apply the Choosing By Advantages (CBA) decision-making system.

Course Benefits

  • Understand the need for sound decision-making
  • Learn the five phases of sound decision-making
  • Learn five methods of Choosing by Advantages
  • Understand how to make decisions involving non-equal cost alternatives

From the day we are born and throughout our lives we make decisions, which have consequences or outcomes.  Our innate decision-making ability stems from our evolutionary development and is primarily focused around survival.  However, as we face more complex decisions as we mature we tend to fall back onto these instinctive methods, which frequently result in suboptimal decisions.

This course, which is designed for architects, engineers, construction managers and other construction professionals and lean leaders, will provide the participants to develop their skills in using the sound decision-making system known as Choosing by Advantages. Upon completion, each individual will have the knowledge and ability to make sound decisions of all types and will be able to participate and collaborate in group decisions.

Structure

The course consists of 4 weekly, 2-hour, live online sessions led by three LeanProject experts in a conversational manner. The experts provide a mix of experience in practice and in the latest research. Paz Arroyo provides the state of the art on best practices for decision-making in groups, John Draper provides a vast experience in teaching and implementing Choosing by Advantages in construction projects, and David Long provides the owner perspective in aligning groups to make effective complex decisions. Participants will be expected to prepare for each session by doing the assigned readings, watching short videos and completing assigned homework exercises. Participants should expect to devote 4-6 hours per week on this course.

Cost

The cost per person is $450 and includes all books, learning materials, and the closing seminar.  However, travel and lodging expenses will be the responsibility of each individual.

Requirements

No previous knowledge of Choosing by Advantages is required. 

The course is  scheduled to begin Thursday October 5th from 11am to 1pm (PST), the following sessions will be at the same time every Thursday (October 12th, 19th, and 26th). The course will have a maximum of 20 people. 

For more information and registration please email us at decisions@leanproject.com



This is a closed course for Mortenson USDA project.

This 12-week program is designed for Last Planner System (LPS) leaders who have already attended the 2-day Lean/LPS bootcamp or have received in-person coaching on another project.  Typical participants will include project superintendents, project managers, foremen, project engineers, and others responsible for facilitating any prt of the Last Planner System on a project.

The program consists of 12 one-hour calls (or video calls). The first 30 minutes of each call will focus on a specific attribute of Last Planner System and how to make it effective on your project.  There will be readings for each session that must be completed in advance, and sometimes short assignments.

The second half of each call will focus on support the use of LPS on your project.  We will ask for updates on your progress, and work to help you overcome issues and make improvements.


You will be in a cohort group of up to 12 people, so it will give you a chance to hear about the experience and learn from other Last Planner Leaders.