Finding an effective classification technique to develop a software team composition model

Gilal, A.R. and Jaafar, J. and Capretz, L.F. and Omar, M. and Basri, S. and Aziz, I.A. (2018) Finding an effective classification technique to develop a software team composition model. Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, 30 (1).

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Ineffective software team composition has become recognized as a prominent aspect of software project failures. Reports from results extracted from different theoretical personality models have produced contradicting fits, validity challenges, and missing guidance during software development personnel selection. It is also believed that the technique/s used while developing a model can impact the overall results. Thus, this study aims to (1) discover an effective classification technique to solve the problem and (2) develop a model for composition of the software development team. The model developed was composed of 3 predictors: team role, personality types, and gender variables; it also contained 1 outcome: team performance variable. The techniques used for model development were logistic regression, decision tree, and rough sets theory (RST). Higher prediction accuracy and reduced pattern complexity were the 2 parameters for selecting the effective technique. Based on the results, the Johnson algorithm (JA) of RST appeared to be an effective technique for a team composition model. The study has proposed a set of 24 decision rules for finding effective team members. These rules involve gender classification to highlight the appropriate personality profile for software developers. In the end, this study concludes that selecting an appropriate classification technique is one of the most important factors in developing effective models. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Decision theory; Decision trees; Personnel selection; Rough set theory; Software engineering, Classification technique; Gender classification; Logistic regressions; Personality; Prediction accuracy; Software developer; Software development teams; Team composition, Software design
Departments / MOR / COE:Research Institutes > Institute for Autonomous Systems
ID Code:22010
Deposited By: Ahmad Suhairi
Deposited On:01 Aug 2018 01:00
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