Managing the human-software environment

Valentina Plekhanova*, Ray Offen

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Abstract

In this paper a software development team is characterized by a Human-Software Environment (HSE) model, which captures the individual characteristics of the participants in a project such as their professional and specialization skills and knowledge. This paper presents some practical applications of the HSE model for the Human Resource Management (HRM) activities in support of the Software Development Process (SDP). We show how managing the Human-Software Environment facilitates the determination of available and required human resources with respect to the project task(s) and finds an optimal allocation of human resources in the context of economic constraints and customer requirements, etc. The proposed approach is based on mathematical modelling. Illustrative examples are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Workshop on Software Technology and Engineering Practice, STEP
EditorsDavid Budgen, Gene Hoffnagle, Jos Trienekens
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages422-432
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0818678402
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 8th IEEE International Workshop on Software Technology and Engineering Practice, STEP - London, UK
Duration: 14 Jul 199718 Jul 1997

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 8th IEEE International Workshop on Software Technology and Engineering Practice, STEP
CityLondon, UK
Period14/07/9718/07/97

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Plekhanova, V., & Offen, R. (1997). Managing the human-software environment. In D. Budgen, G. Hoffnagle, & J. Trienekens (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Workshop on Software Technology and Engineering Practice, STEP (pp. 422-432). Los Alamitos, CA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).