MULTI OBJECTIVE ANALYSIS FOR TIMEBOXING MODELS OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Vassilis C. Gerogiannis, Pandelis G. Ipsilandis

Abstract

In iterative/incremental software development, software deliverables are built in iterations - each iteration providing parts of the required software functionality. To better manage and monitor resources, plan and deliverables, iterations are usually performed during specific time periods, so called “time boxes”. Each time box is further divided into a sequence of stages and a dedicated development team is assigned to each stage. Iterations can be performed in parallel to reduce the project completion time by exploiting a “pipelining” concept, that is, when a team completes the tasks of a stage, it hands over the intermediate deliverables to the team executing the next stage and then starts executing the same stage in the next iteration. In this paper, we address the problem of optimizing the schedule of a software project that follows an iterative, timeboxing process model. A multi objective linear programming technique is introduced to consider multiple parameters, such as the project duration, the work discontinuities of development teams in successive iterations and the release (delivery) time of software deliverables. The proposed model can be used to generate alternative project plans based on the relative importance of these parameters.

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C. Gerogiannis V. and G. Ipsilandis P. (2007). MULTI OBJECTIVE ANALYSIS FOR TIMEBOXING MODELS OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT . In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 3: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-8111-07-4, pages 145-153. DOI: 10.5220/0001341501450153


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@conference{icsoft07,
author={Vassilis C. Gerogiannis and Pandelis G. Ipsilandis},
title={MULTI OBJECTIVE ANALYSIS FOR TIMEBOXING MODELS OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 3: ICSOFT,},
year={2007},
pages={145-153},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001341501450153},
isbn={978-989-8111-07-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 3: ICSOFT,
TI - MULTI OBJECTIVE ANALYSIS FOR TIMEBOXING MODELS OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
SN - 978-989-8111-07-4
AU - C. Gerogiannis V.
AU - G. Ipsilandis P.
PY - 2007
SP - 145
EP - 153
DO - 10.5220/0001341501450153