Title: A case study for project and portfolio management information system selection: a group AHP-scoring model approach

Authors: Vassilis C. Gerogiannis, Panos Fitsilis, Dimitra Voulgaridou, Konstantinos A. Kirytopoulos, Evi Sachini

Addresses: Department of Project Management, Technological Research Centre of Thessaly, Technological Education Institute of Larissa, 41110, Larissa, Greece. ' Department of Project Management, Technological Research Centre of Thessaly, Technological Education Institute of Larissa, 41110, Larissa, Greece. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sector of Industrial Management and Operational Research, National Technical University of Athens, Iroon Polytechniou 9, 15780 Athens, Greece. ' Financial and Management Engineering Department, University of the Aegean, Kountourioti 41, 82100 Chios, Greece. ' Strategic Planning and Development Department, Hellenic National Documentation Centre, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Vas. Constantinou 48, 11635 Athens, Greece

Abstract: Features variety, variations among organisations| needs and the plethora of powerful project and portfolio management (PPM) information systems in the market, make the selection process among various PPM information systems a complicated process. The large number of the evaluation criteria involved during the decision aggravates the problem. This paper addresses the limitation of the number of criteria in such complex decision problems. It develops a hybrid model that exploits the benefits of the group analytic hierarchy process (GAHP) along with the simplicity of the scoring model for justifying the final selection. The proposed approach permits consideration of much more criteria than the typical AHP approach can reasonably handle and takes into account experts| opinions for the comparison of the PPM information systems as well as users| opinions on specific preferences/ needs. The proposed approach is applied on a real case in a public Greek organisation.

Keywords: portfolio management; information systems; multicriteria decision making; MCDM; group decisions; AHP; analytical hierarchy process; hybrid models; selection processes; evaluation criteria; GAHP; scoring models; expert opinions; comparisons; user opinions; preferences; needs; Greece; Hellenic National Documentation Centre; information support; scientific research; technological research; public bodies; project organisation; project management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPOM.2010.035873

International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, 2010 Vol.2 No.4, pp.361 - 381

Received: 27 Dec 2009
Accepted: 15 Mar 2010

Published online: 07 Oct 2010 *

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