Practical decision support system evaluation for consultant selection

Omar, Mohd. Faizal , Trigunarsyah, Bambang, & Wong, Johnny (2011) Practical decision support system evaluation for consultant selection. In Abu Bakar, Abu Hassan & Awang, Hanizam (Eds.) 5th International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries - Rehumanizing The Built Environment, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, pp. 767-781.

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The widespread development of Decision Support System (DSS) in construction indicate that the evaluation of software become more important than before. However, it is identified that most research in construction discipline did not attempt to assess its usability. Therefore, little is known about the approach on how to properly evaluate a DSS for specific problem. In this paper, we present a practical framework that can be guidance for DSS evaluation. It focuses on how to evaluate software that is dedicatedly designed for consultant selection problem. The framework features two main components i.e. Sub-system Validation and Face Validation. Two case studies of consultant selection at Malaysian Department of Irrigation and Drainage were integrated in this framework. Some inter-disciplinary area such as Software Engineering, Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Construction Project Management underpinned the discussion of the paper. It is anticipated that this work can foster better DSS development and quality decision making that accurately meet the client’s expectation and needs

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ID Code: 48449
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Decision Support System, Requirement Engineering, User Centred Design, Consultant Selection, Software Evaluation
ISBN: 978-967-394-061-5
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management (090505)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 (please consult the authors).
Deposited On: 06 Feb 2012 04:44
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2012 06:25

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