Project Scheduling Tool
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Optimally scheduling a team of developers on a large software project is an NP- complete problem. The scheduling algorithm employed by the Evolutionary Control System ECS portion of the Computer-Aided Prototyping System CAPS does near-optimal scheduling using an algorithm that runs in Order N2 space and time. The problem addressed by this thesis is to improve the performance of the algorithm and make it more useful for scheduling software developers. The thesis accomplished three things 1 Modified the algorithm to run in order N time and space, preserving its near-optimal behavior 2 implemented a calendaring package that computes federal holidays for any year after 1970 and schedules tasks only on non-holiday workdays and 3 incorporated a more realistic capability model to better match programming tasks with each developers abilities.
- Computer Programming and Software