Multi-Project Management with a Multi-Skilled Workforce

A Quantitative Approach Aiming at Small Project Teams

  • Matthias Walter

Part of the Produktion und Logistik book series (PL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Matthias Walter
    Pages 1-5
  3. Matthias Walter
    Pages 7-37
  4. Matthias Walter
    Pages 39-51
  5. Matthias Walter
    Pages 53-86
  6. Matthias Walter
    Pages 87-107
  7. Matthias Walter
    Pages 109-196
  8. Matthias Walter
    Pages 197-274
  9. Matthias Walter
    Pages 275-279
  10. Matthias Walter
    Pages 281-284
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 285-301

About this book


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.


  • Multi-Skilled Workers and Flexibility Design
  • Project Selection, Workforce Assignment, and Utilization Leveling
  • Optimization Models and Complexity Analysis
  • Solution Methods and their Numerical Analysis

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the field of business administration focusing on operations research and project management
  • Human resource and project managers as well as software developers

The Author

Dr. Matthias Walter wrote his dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Zimmermann at the Operations Research Group at Clausthal University of Technology.

The Editors

The series Produktion und Logistik is edited by Prof. Dr. Christian Bierwirth, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Fleischmann, Prof. Dr. Moritz Fleischmann, Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow, Prof. Dr. Hans-Otto Günther, Prof. Dr. Stefan Helber, Prof. Dr. Karl Inderfurth, Prof. Dr. Herbert Kopfer, Prof. Dr. Herbert Meyr, Prof. Dr. Katja Schimmelpfeng, Prof. Dr. Thomas S. Spengler, Prof. Dr. Hartmut Stadtler, Prof. Dr. Horst Tempelmeier and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wäscher.


Flexibility Design Multi-Skilled Workers Project Selection Utilization Leveling Workforce Assignment

Authors and affiliations

  • Matthias Walter
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für WirtschaftswissenschaftTechnische Universität ClausthalClausthal-ZellerfeldGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-08035-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-08036-5
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