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Dr Hiyam Al-Kilidar

Senior Lecturer, School of Systems, Management and Leadership
M. Eng Sci, Doctor of Philosophy
 
Phone
+61 2 9514 9057
Can supervise: Yes

Books

Al-Kilidar, H., Jeffery, R., Aurum, A. & Kutay, C. 2003, Planning an Empirical Experiment To Evaluate The Effects Of Pair Work On The Design Phase Of The Software Lifecycle, University of New South Wales, School of Computer Science and Engineering.

Conferences

Katic, M., Al-kilidar, H. & Agarwal, R. 2016, 'High Performance Management Practices for High-Variety, Low-Volume Manufacturing: A Theoretical Framework', 16th Global Conference on Flexible Systems Management titled 'The Future of Manufacturing: Global Value Chains, Smart Specialisation and Flexibility.
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George, M., Al-Kilidar, H. & Mooney, G. 2016, 'Appraising and enhancing a leadership in innovation model', 28th International Business Information Management Association, Seville, Spain.
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George, M., Al-Kilidar, H. & Mooney, G. 2016, 'Appraising and enhancing a leadership in innovation model', 28th International Business Information Management Association Conference, Seville, Spain.
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Tawk, T., Al-Kilidar, H. & Bagia, R. 2016, 'Skills for Managing Virtual Projects: Are they Gained Through Graduate Project Management Programs?', Australasian Association of Engineering Education 2016, Coffs Harbour, Australia.
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Al-Kilidar, H. & Bourke Slakey, E. 2015, 'Project-Based Learning (PBL) in Face-To-Face and Online Modes of Study for Postgraduate Engineering Management Course', Australasian Association for Engineering Education.
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Al-Kilidar, H. & Bourke Slakey, E. 2015, 'Project – Based Learning (PBL) in Face-To-Face and Online Modes of Study for Postgraduate Engineering Management Course', Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) Conference, Geelong, Australia.
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Burdon, S.W., Al-Kilidar, H. & Courtney, N. 2012, 'Developing a Management Enterprise Model for Sustainable Organisational Innovation Publication', The XX111 International Society for Professional Innovation Management conference, The XX111 International Society for Professional Innovation Management conference, The International Society for Professional Innovation Management Ltd, Barcelona, pp. 1-14.
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Chesbrough (2003) introduced the theory of open innovation as a strategy for organisational innovation through partnerships. He asserted that sharing sources of information with external partners and supporting their innovation activities will enable an organisation to gain a leadership position or recover a lost position. However, the theory does not set out how to achieve this in practice. This paper is intended as a further step in understanding and moving the knowledge of how to build a Management Enterprise Model for Innovation (MEMI). The objective is to build a 4-step model that develops sustainable organisational innovation through strategic alliances. The first step requires identifying success factors. The second step is concerned with prerequisites and their essential components; Step 3 is the implementation program and step 4 is a progress tracking system for verifying that improved competitive advantage has been achieved.
Al-Kilidar, H., Davis, S., Kutay, C. & Killen, C.P. 2011, 'Towards Project Portfolio Management for Sustainable Outcomes in the Construction Industry', Proceedings of the Annual Project Management Australia Conference (PMOz): Project Management at the Speed of Light, PMOZ 8th Annual Project Management Australia Conference, Project Management Australia, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-7.
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Al-Kilidar, H. & Johnson, C. 2009, 'The Use of Wikispace in Engineering Education', 20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Annual Conference of Australasian Association for Engineering Education, The School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Austral, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 381-387.
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Wikispaces was piloted as an educational tool for improving teaching and learning at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales with class of 54 enrolled students. An active and self-directed learning approach was used in this subject based on interactive/ discussion-based lectures and tutorials, debates and presentations as well as private study. Students experiences and readings were to be reflected through contributions to class and wiki discussions to facilitate brain-storming, inquisitions and facilitate students' learning from each other. This paper reflects on the use of Wikispaces as a teaching strategy and presents results of students' responses to a questionnaire about the use of the wiki tool, and general teaching and learning of the subject. Analyses of responses suggested that students expressed positive experiences using wikispaces and that wikispaces correlated positively with students' performance.
Al-Kilidar, H., Hamedanimojarrad, P. & Davis, S.R. 2009, 'Towards a Framework for Sustainability Indicators in Construction Developments', CRIOCM2009: INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ADVANCEMENT OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND REAL ESTATE, VOLS 1-6, pp. 476-485.
Kitchenham, B., Al-Khilidar, H., Babar, M.A., Berry, M., Cox, K., Keung, J., Kurniawati, F., Staples, M., Zhang, H. & Zhu, L. 2006, 'Evaluating guidelines for empirical software engineering studies', Proceedings of the 2006 ACM/IEEE international symposium on Empirical software engineering, ACM, pp. 38-47.
Al-Kilidar, H., Parkin, P., Aurum, A. & Jeffery, R. 2005, 'Evaluation of effects of pair work on quality of designs', Proceedings of 2005 Australian Software Engineering Conference - ASWEC 2005, Australian Software Engineering Conference, IEEE Computer Society, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 78-87.
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Quality is a key issue in the development of software products. Although the literature acknowledges the importance of the design phase of software lifecycle and the effects of the design process and intermediate products on the final product, little progress has been achieved in addressing the quality of designs. This is partly due to difficulties associated in defining quality attributes with precision and measurement of the many different types and styles of design products, as well as problems with assessing the methodologies utilized in the design process. In this research we report on an empirical investigation that we conducted to examine and evaluate quality attributes of design products created through a process of pair-design and solo-design. The process of pair-design methodology involves pair programming principles where two people work together and periodically switch between the roles of driver and navigator. The evaluation of the quality of design products was based on ISO/IEC 9126 standards. Our results show some mixed findings about the effects of pair work on the quality of design products.
Al-Kilidar, H., Cox, K., Kitchenham, B. & IEEE 2005, 'The use and usefulness of the ISO/IEC 9126 quality standard', 2005 International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering (ISESE), Proceedings, pp. 122-128.
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Al-Kilidar, H., Cox, K. & Kitchenham, B. 2005, 'The use and usefulness of the ISO/IEC 9126 quality standard', Empirical Software Engineering, 2005. 2005 International Symposium on, IEEE, pp. 7-pp.
Al-Kilidar, H., Jeffery, R. & Aurum, A. 2004, 'Description of an Empirical Experiment to Measure Effects of Pair Work on the Design Phase', Software Engineering - SE 2004, IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering, ACTA Press, Innsbruck, Austria.
Stalhane, T., Kutay, C., Al-Kilidar, H. & Jeffery, R. 2004, 'Teaching the process of code review', 2004 AUSTRALIAN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING CONFERENCE, PROCEEDINGS, pp. 271-278.
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Journal articles

Burdon, S.W., Mooney, G.R. & Al-Kilidar, H. 2015, 'Navigating Service Sector Innovation using Co-creation Partnerships', Managing Service Quality.
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Purpose: This paper analyses a series of engineering services partnerships to better understand requisites needed in building high value co-creation alliances - especially where innovation is the strategic goal. Methodology/approach: Using a combination of quantitative surveys, qualitative `deep-dive assessments and a small number of in-situ mini-case investigations this research sets out to analyse 99 joint-venture innovation partnerships. These ventures represent a variety of asymmetric and symmetric alliances within the engineering services sector. Particular emphasis is given to those where the prerequisites for co-creative innovation are either in place or could be built. Findings: Partnering and progressing innovative ideas are important behaviours for organisations seeking higher levels of commercial success and competitive advantage. Navigating the partnering dynamic can also be harder than expected, potentially hindered by misunderstandings and differing expectations between enterprises. Particularly for symmetric endeavours success often hinges upon not only having clarity in the degree of innovation sought but also alignment as to the depth and stage of the partnering dynamic itself. However, when such collaboration works customer satisfaction and associated contract retention can increase significantly. Originality/value Most inter-company innovation projects historically seem to occur where one firm is significantly larger than the other. In contrast, this study highlights issues encountered when innovation co-creation projects are undertaken by a mature (as opposed to maturing) organisation in collaboration with partners where the power balance is similar between the two enterprises. In such cases, customer satisfaction surveys can be useful tools for objectively navigating the innovation co-creation experience.
Burdon, S.W., Al-Kilidar, H. & Mooney, G.R. 2013, 'Evaluating an Organisation's Cultural Readiness for Innovation', International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 572-589.
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Innovation is often identified as a major driver of organisational growth in free market economies. However, just as often, there is lack of understanding on how best to enable the desired innovation outcomes. This paper addresses assessment of the internal culture of a large commercial engineering company seeking to enhance its ability to build, promote and sustain competitive advantage within its market. The paper's objective is to describe a framework that was designed and tested within the enterprise. The framework identifies and tracks cultural prerequisites underpinning employees' creative activities and how these align with the organisation's readiness to enact innovative outcomes. The findings confirm that many of the prerequisites for developing and progressing new ideas are socially dependent. In addition, efforts to innovate can easily be dissipated and derailed unless the prevailing organisation culture actively encourages interaction of staff and provides tuned and visible practices to easily capture, assess, reward and action new ideas produced by that interaction.
Burdon, S.W., Al-Kilidar, H. & Courtney, N. 2012, 'Developing a Management Enterprise Model for Sustainable Organisational Innovation Publication'.
Siew, R. & Al-Kilidar, H. 2010, 'An exploratory study of HRM: Configurations and practices across publicly-listed Australian and Malaysian construction companies', International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 385-401.
HRM is one of the most poorly understood areas in construction management despite an increasing recognition of its importance.This paper discusses the results of a survey conducted across 78 publicly-listed Australian and Malaysian construction companies. Relative Importance Index (RII) was used to determine the most dominant HRM configuration utilised in these companies. Also, Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) was used to determine HRM parameters at a project level. Overall, the survey results confirmed Hofstede's cross cultural analysis across these two regions. © Common Ground, Renard Siew, Hiyam al-Kilidar.
Kitchenham, B., Al-Khilidar, H., Babar, M.A., Berry, M., Cox, K., Keung, J., Kurniawati, F., Staples, M., Zhang, H. & Zhu, L. 2008, 'Evaluating guidelines for reporting empirical software engineering studies', Empirical Software Engineering, vol. 13, pp. 97-121.
Al-Kilidar, H., Stalhane, T., Kutay, C. & Jeffery, R. 2003, 'Teaching the Process of Code Review'.