Heuristic optimization for software project management with impacts of team efficiency

Jin, Nanlin and Yao, Xin (2014) Heuristic optimization for software project management with impacts of team efficiency. In: 2014 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 3016-3023. ISBN 978-1-4799-6626-4

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2014.6900527

Abstract

Most of the studies on project scheduling problems assume that every assigned participant or every team of the same number of participants, completes tasks with an equal efficiency, but this is usually not the case for real world problems. This paper presents a more realistic and complex model with extra consideration on team efficiency which are quantitatively measured on employee-task assignment. This study demonstrates the impacts of team efficiency in a well-studied software project management problem. Moreover, this study illustrates how a heuristic optimization method, population-based incremental learning, copes with such added complexity. The experimental results show that the resulting near optimal solutions not only satisfy constraints, but also reflect the impacts of team efficiency. The findings will hopefully motivate future studies on comprehensive understandings of the quality and efficiency of team work.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 10:54
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 12:38
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18245

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