Here’s an example of a decision-making problem related to education: School Project Prioritization and Implementation Initiative
The School Project Prioritization and Implementation Initiative is a strategic endeavor aimed at efficiently allocating resources and prioritizing projects within a school setting. With the goal of enhancing student learning outcomes and academic performance, this project focuses on evaluating various initiatives and selecting the most impactful ones for implementation. By considering criteria such as curriculum alignment, resource requirements, stakeholder engagement, innovation, sustainability, and equity, the initiative aims to create a comprehensive decision-making framework. Through this prioritization process, the initiative seeks to optimize the allocation of financial, human, and physical resources to ensure the successful implementation of projects that positively impact student education and overall school development.
To implement the project using VIKOR software, the user inputs the decision matrix with criteria weights and alternative scores. VIKOR calculates the overall performance of each alternative and provides a ranking. The user selects the alternative with the highest ranking for effective project implementation based on the given criteria.
School Project Prioritization and Implementation Initiative
2. Determining the model, criteria and alternative
In this step, the model, criteria and alernatives are determined:
Number of Criteria: 8
Number of Alternatives: 5
Criteria for Prioritizing School Projects:
Impact on Student Learning
Alignment with Curriculum and Learning Objectives
Innovation and Creativity
Equity and Inclusion
STEM Lab Enhancement Project
Literacy Program Expansion
Environmental Awareness Campaign
Technology Integration Project
Mental Health and Well-being Program
2. Create decision matrix
After determining the criteria and alternatives, the decision matrix is formed. It organizes criteria in columns and alternatives in rows, assigning scores to each criterion and assessing each alternative’s performance. The table below shows the decision matrix.
3. Run software:
The data is placed in the software and the software is executed. The following video shows the implementation of the software:
4. Get Result
In this step, you can see the result of the report. The report is presented in three types of formats: online report, Excel and Word. You can view or download three types of formats below.
You can also run your project in VIKOR online software: