Utilizing group decision support systems to improve the processes and outcomes of value management workshops: Experimental studies

Shichao Fan, Qiping Shen, Tit Wan Yu, Danlu Wang

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Abstract

Value management (VM) participants often encounter problems of lack of active participation and insufficient time and information in decision analysis. Group decision support systems (GDSS) have been proposed to overcome the above problems by improving efficiency and effectiveness of VM studies. In order to investigate the effect of using GDSS in VM workshops, three experimental studies together with questionnaire surveys have been conducted to compare the traditional VM workshops and GDSS-supported workshops. The results have revealed that GDSS can help improve the performance of VM workshops in quantity of ideas, process efficiency and participants' satisfaction. These outcomes are valuable to the construction industry in Hong Kong, where both the government and the industry have called for wider use of VM, and yet users often encounter difficulties due to the large number of participants and short duration of the workshops.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Conference on Design and Decision Support Systems, DDSS 2010
PublisherEindhoven University of Technology
ISBN (Electronic)9789068141818
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Event10th International Conference on Design and Decision Support Systems, DDSS 2010 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 19 Jul 201022 Jul 2010

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Design and Decision Support Systems, DDSS 2010
CountryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period19/07/1022/07/10

Keywords

  • Experimental studies
  • Group decision support systems
  • Value management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Architecture
  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Building and Construction

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