An Alternative Solution to the Software Project Scheduling Problem

  • Broderick Crawford
  • Ricardo SotoEmail author
  • Gino Astorga
  • Eduardo Olguín
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 464)


Due to the competitiveness of the software industry a more stressful tasks for software project managers allocation of the human resources to the different tasks that perform the project. This is not an easy task and it is necessary that is computationally supported since every day projects are larger and these should be developed in the shortest time and possible costs. We propose to use a constructive metaheuristics called Intelligent Water Drops. In this paper the result are compared with another constructive metaheuristics obtaining promising performance.


Intelligent Water Drops Project management Software Project Scheduling Problem 



The author Broderick Crawford is supported by grant CONICYT/FONDECYT/REGULAR/1140897 and Ricardo Soto is supported by grant CONICYT/FONDECYT/INICIACION/11130459.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Broderick Crawford
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ricardo Soto
    • 1
    • 4
    • 5
    Email author
  • Gino Astorga
    • 1
  • Eduardo Olguín
    • 2
  1. 1.Pontificia Universidad Católica de ValparaísoValparaísoChile
  2. 2.Universidad San SebastiánProvidenciaChile
  3. 3.Universidad Central de ChileSantiagoChile
  4. 4.Universidad Autónoma de ChileTemucoChile
  5. 5.Universidad Cientifica del SurLimaPeru

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