Developing a Decision Support System for Allocating Human Resources in Software Projects

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Prof. of Industrial Management, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran

2 M.Sc. of Industrial Management, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran


In recent decades, information technology systems and tools play an essential role in improving the method for responding the requests from managers. Decision support system as an important tool has the fundamental role in organizations. In the team of Software project allocating people to tasks has a noticeable effect on profits. A decision support system can help managers in making appropriate decisions. In this research the DSS was designed by integrating Dynamic Programming and Goal Programming method. Usually there are different goals and even contradictory ones in Software project. Such goals would complicate the decision making process. Decision support system proposed in this study defines the goal for each criterion. The deviation from the goal is for evaluating the answers. The advantage of decision support systems is combining goals that are different in nature. The proposed algorithm compared with other methods requires less computation.


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