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73 APPENDIX C Case Study Interview Form The University of Southern Mississippi School of Construction NCHRP Project 20-5 Synthesis Topic 38-02 Information Technology for Efficient Project Delivery State: _____________________________ Contact person: _____________________________ Contact phone: _____________________________ Interviewer: _____________________________ Date: _____________________________ Q0.0 Functions What are the primary functions of this unit/division related to project delivery? (Function is defined as an activity that transforms inputs into outputs.) Function 1 _____________________________________________________ Function 2 _____________________________________________________ Function 3 _____________________________________________________ Function 4 _____________________________________________________ Function 5 _____________________________________________________ Function 6 _____________________________________________________ Function 7 _____________________________________________________ Function 8 _____________________________________________________ Function 9 _____________________________________________________ Function 10 ____________________________________________________ Function 11 ____________________________________________________ Function 12 ____________________________________________________ Q1.0 Mechanism (A mechanism is a person or machine that performs a functional activity.)

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74 Q1.1 What personnel are involved in performing this function? __________________________ number of people _____ __________________________ number of people _____ __________________________ number of people _____ __________________________ number of people _____ Q1.2 Is software involved in Q1.1? Yes/No _______ If Yes, list software and hardware: Software: ____________________ Hardware: _______________________ Software: ____________________ Hardware: _______________________ Software: ____________________ Hardware: _______________________ Q2.0 Inputs (Input is information or materials--i.e., data that are needed to perform a function.) Q2.1 List data and source that are needed: Data: __________________________ Source: __________________________ Form of data: __________________________ (i.e., paper, digital, other) If digital, file format: _______________ Q3.0 Control (A control is a condition or circumstance that constrains a functional activity.) Q3.1 List any restrictions/limitations to the performance of this function and the source of the constraint: Constraint: __________________________ Source: __________________________ Constraint: __________________________ Source: __________________________ Constraint: __________________________ Source: __________________________ Q4.0 Outputs Q4.1 What is the product? (i.e., report, data to another unit) Product: __________________________ Target: __________________________ Format: __________________________ (i.e., paper, digital, other) Product: __________________________ Target: __________________________ Format: __________________________ (i.e., paper, digital, other)