In this chapter the evaluation of PAS will be discussed. The use of PAS has been extensively reported in chapters 5 (steps), 6 (stakeholder & activities) and 7 (mathematical model). The use of PAS has been successful, this means that stakeholders are able to use PAS. In this chapter the evaluation of the stakeholders of PAS is discussed. This answers the question if the stakeholders want to use PAS.
Recall, that PAS comprises of steps, stakeholders & activities, and mathematical models. The activities consist of a sequence of interviews and workshops and a simultaneous design and calibration of the mathematical model. The pilots resulted in a final design alternative and a final mathematical model.
The evaluation is given per pilot study and this chapter has the following structure:
–– TU Delft pilot for the food facilities in paragraph 8.1;
–– TU Delft pilot for lecture halls in paragraph 8.2;
–– Oracle’s pilot for office locations in paragraph 8.3;
–– Pilot comparison and conclusion in paragraph 8.4.
In each of these paragraphs, the four types of measurements that Joldersma and Roelofs (2004) use, will be addressed.
In the first subparagraph the stakeholders’ evaluation is discussed. Here, the first three measurements were addressed: (1) experiences with PAS, (2) attractiveness of PAS and (3) participants’ observations on effectiveness of PAS. In general, it is not indicated which particular stakeholder gave feedback if their role in the organization was not relevant for the remark. Only in cases where the role and background of the stakeholder was relevant to their remarks, it is indicated which particular stakeholder gave these remarks. In the second subparagraph, the fourth measurement, namely the observers’ perceptions of the effectiveness of PAS is reported.
In the text, the frequently mentioned positive aspects and areas of improvement are underlined and will be used in the conclusion and pilot comparison.