# Multi-Project Management with a Multi-Skilled Workforce : A Quantitative Approach Aiming at Small Project Teams

##### By: Walter, Matthias.

Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Produktion und Logistik: Publisher: Wiesbaden : Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, 2014Description: 1 online resource (319 p.).ISBN: 9783658080365.Subject(s): Labor supply | Total quality managementGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Multi-Project Management with a Multi-Skilled Workforce : A Quantitative Approach Aiming at Small Project TeamsDDC classification: 650 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.Item type | Current location | Call number | URL | Status | Date due | Barcode |
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Electronic Book | UT Tyler Online Online | HF4999.2-6182 (Browse shelf) | http://uttyler.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=1967445 | Available | EBL1967445 |

Foreword; Preface; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of algorithms; List of symbols; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Background and motivation; 2.1 Multi-project management; 2.2 Multi-skilled workers and flexibility design; 2.3 Why small project teams?; Chapter 3 Problem definitions and basic notation; 3.1 Setting of the problems; 3.2 The project selection problem; 3.3 The workforce assignment problem; 3.4 The utilization leveling problem; Chapter 4 Optimization models and complexity analysis; 4.1 An integrated approach vs. a hierarchical planning approach

4.2 A model for the project selection problem4.3 Models for the workforce assignment problem and their limitations; 4.3.1 Two alternative models for the workforce assignment problem; 4.3.2 Limitations of the assignment models and potential remedies and extensions; 4.4 Two alternative models for the utilization leveling problem; 4.5 A monolithic model for all three problems; 4.6 Complexity analysis; 4.6.1 Basic concepts of complexity theory; 4.6.2 Complexity of the project selection problem; 4.6.3 Complexity of the workforce assignment problem

4.6.4 Complexity of the utilization leveling problem4.6.5 Summary of results; Chapter 5 Literature review; 5.1 Work related to the project selection problem; 5.2 Work related to the workforce assignment problem; 5.3 Work related to the utilization leveling problem; Chapter 6 Solution methods; 6.1 Exact solution methods and their support; 6.1.1 Valid inequalities for the workforce assignment problem; 6.1.2 A polynomial-time algorithm for the utilization leveling problem; 6.2 Heuristic solution methods for the workforce assignment problem; 6.2.1 A greedy randomized assignment procedure (GRAP)

6.2.2 An iterated simultaneous assignment procedure (ISAP)6.2.3 A drop procedure (DROP); 6.2.4 A rounding procedure (ROUND) and a relax-and-fix approach; Chapter 7 Numerical analysis; 7.1 Generation of test instances; 7.2 Analysis for the project selection problem; 7.3 Analysis for the workforce assignment problem; 7.3.1 Analysis of exact methods and of their support; 7.3.2 Analysis of heuristic methods; 7.4 Analysis for the utilization leveling problem; Chapter 8 Discussion; Chapter 9 Summary and outlook; Bibliography

This book covers three fundamental problems at the interface of multi-project management and human resource management: the selection of projects, the composition of small project teams, and workload leveling. Matthias Walter proposes optimization models and solution methods for these problems, assuming multi-skilled workers with heterogeneous skill levels. For the first time, the author presents exact and heuristic methods that support managers to form small teams. Additionally, he outlines a new skill chaining strategy that increases workforce flexibility.

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