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|Title:||Applied digital library project management: Using Pugh matrix analysis in complex decision-making situations|
|Author(s):||H. Frank Cervone, (Information Services, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana, USA)|
|Citation:||H. Frank Cervone, (2009) "Applied digital library project management: Using Pugh matrix analysis in complex decision-making situations", OCLC Systems & Services, Vol. 25 Iss: 4, pp.228 - 232|
|Keywords:||Decision theory, Digital libraries, Project management, Project planning|
|Article type:||General review|
|DOI:||10.1108/10650750911001815 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to define and describe Pugh matrix analysis as a method for decision making when there are multiple criteria that must be factored into a decision.
Design/methodology/approach – Using theory and example, the author relates the use of Pugh matrix analysis to the successful selection of prioritized criteria in digital library projects.
Findings – Pugh matrix analysis (PMA) is useful as a method for determining a course of action as well as gaining consensus with a project team. Because it is based on multiple criteria decision analysis techniques, PMA can help a team understand the relationship of multiple issues within a project as well as the individual perspectives project team members and the user community bring to the issues at hand.
Originality/value – This paper fills a gap in the digital library project management literature by providing an overview of a useful tool to prioritize the issues, factors, and courses of action within a project that has multiple criteria decision points.
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