Title: The optimal configuration method of software engineer to IT project

Authors: Koji Tanaka; Chikako Morimoto; Yoshikatsu Fujita; Kazuhiko Tsuda

Addresses: Graduate School of Business Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 3-29-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0012, Japan ' Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550, Japan ' Department of Sociology, Teikyo University, 359 Otsuka, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0395 Japan ' Graduate School of Business Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 3-29-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0012, Japan

Abstract: It is very important to understand the business capabilities that each human resource can exercise from the skills they possess. We developed a visualisation technique to identify what type of business capability a human resource can exercise by mapping business capabilities, the skills required for the capabilities and the skills a resource possesses. We extracted relationships between business capabilities and required skills from the 'Skill Standards for IT Professionals' documents using Japanese text analysis. These relationships are visualised as a business capability map in a graph structure. Then, based on a questionnaire to determine the skills a human resource has, we mapped human resources on the business capability map. As a result, it became possible to determine their business capabilities and to identify appropriate tasks for each human resource.

Keywords: optimal configuration; software engineering; IT projects; information technology; business capability mapping; visualisation; graph theory; graphs; Japanese text analysis; Japan; ITSS; skill standards; IT professionals; skill mapping; human resources.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2015.071979

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2015 Vol.52 No.2/3, pp.177 - 185

Available online: 26 Sep 2015 *

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