Implementing and Sustaining the Best Value Approach in a Large Organization


  • Joseph Kashiwagi, Ph.D. Kashiwagi Solution Model, Inc., USA



Best Value Approach, Procurement, Risk Management, Project Management, Performance Information, Sustainability, Large Organizations, Bureaucracy


In recent years, construction companies have lost millions of dollars due to poor project management performance on projects. The Best Value Approach (BVA) is one of the only documented systems to show an increase in the performance of project management. It has been used on over 2000 projects with a 98% customers satisfaction to cut costs, decrease time, reduce effort, and improve quality on projects. The BVA system is also the most licensed technology at Arizona State University with 65 licenses. The issue with the BVA is that professionals have struggled to implement and sustain the system in their own organizations. Research was conducted at SKEMA Business School as part of a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) to resolve the sustainability issue. The research included a complete literature review of the BVA and 32 other buyer/supplier systems along with a practitioner’s survey (107 participants) and 10 test projects from a large organization that has been utilizing the BVA for over three years. The result of the study is 11 unique BVA characteristics, 6 identified issues by practitioners, and 15 modifications to improve the sustainability of the BVA. The research provides a foundational framework for how organizations can implement and sustain the BVA that has been tested and used with a large organization.




How to Cite

Kashiwagi, J. (2022). Implementing and Sustaining the Best Value Approach in a Large Organization. Journal for the Advancement of Performance Information and Value, 14(1), 18.