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Competence-driven project portfolio selection, scheduling and staff assignment

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  • Walter Gutjahr

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  • Stefan Katzensteiner

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  • Peter Reiter

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  • Christian Stummer

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  • Michaela Denk

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Abstract

This paper presents a new model for project portfolio selection, paying specific attention to competence development. The model seeks to maximize a weighted average of economic gains from projects and strategic gains from the increment of desirable competencies. As a sub-problem, scheduling and staff assignment for a candidate set of selected projects must also be optimized. We provide a nonlinear mixed-integer program formulation for the overall problem, and then propose heuristic solution techniques composed of (1) a greedy heuristic for the scheduling and staff assignment part, and (2) two (alternative) metaheuristics for the project selection part. The paper outlines experimental results on a real-world application provided by the E-Commerce Competence Center Austria and, for a slightly simplified instance, presents comparisons with the exact solution computed by CPLEX. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2008

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  • Walter Gutjahr & Stefan Katzensteiner & Peter Reiter & Christian Stummer & Michaela Denk, 2008. "Competence-driven project portfolio selection, scheduling and staff assignment," Central European Journal of Operations Research, Springer;Slovak Society for Operations Research;Hungarian Operational Research Society;Czech Society for Operations Research;Österr. Gesellschaft für Operations Research (ÖGOR);Slovenian Society Informatika - Section for Operational Research;Croatian Operational Research Society, vol. 16(3), pages 281-306, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:cejnor:v:16:y:2008:i:3:p:281-306
    DOI: 10.1007/s10100-008-0057-z
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    1. Valeva, Silviya & Hewitt, Mike & Thomas, Barrett W. & Brown, Kenneth G., 2017. "Balancing flexibility and inventory in workforce planning with learning," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 183(PA), pages 194-207.
    2. Hewitt, Mike & Chacosky, Austin & Grasman, Scott E. & Thomas, Barrett W., 2015. "Integer programming techniques for solving non-linear workforce planning models with learning," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 242(3), pages 942-950.
    3. Gutjahr, Walter J. & Katzensteiner, Stefan & Reiter, Peter & Stummer, Christian & Denk, Michaela, 2010. "Multi-objective decision analysis for competence-oriented project portfolio selection," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 205(3), pages 670-679, September.
    4. Nikolaus Furian & Siegfried Vössner, 2013. "Constrained order packing: comparison of heuristic approaches for a new bin packing problem," Central European Journal of Operations Research, Springer;Slovak Society for Operations Research;Hungarian Operational Research Society;Czech Society for Operations Research;Österr. Gesellschaft für Operations Research (ÖGOR);Slovenian Society Informatika - Section for Operational Research;Croatian Operational Research Society, vol. 21(1), pages 237-264, January.
    5. repec:eee:ejores:v:263:y:2017:i:3:p:737-754 is not listed on IDEAS

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