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JSW 2015 Vol.10(10): 1216-1227 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.10.10.1216-1227

Team Leader Selection by Using an Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) Technique

Zahraa Abed Aljasim Muhisn*, Mazni Omar, Mazida Ahmad, Sinan Adnan Muhisn
University Utara Malaysia/School of Computing, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia.

Abstract—One of the important elements in building effective teamwork is team leader selection. In a team, leadership is the most significant role which contributes to the success of a software project. During team leader selection, there are several criteria that should be considered for decision makers. With regard to this problem, selecting team leader can be considered as Multi Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) problem. One of the most popular techniques of MCDM that can be employed in selecting the suitable team leader is Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). AHP techniques consists of three key principles which are hierarchy framework, priority analysis and consistency verification. Thus, this paper presents AHP steps to select suitable team leader based on four criteria which are personality type, academic achievement, teamwork experience, and previous programming grade. Result illustrates that AHP technique can assist decision maker to effectively evaluate the alternatives in order to select suitable team leader, particularly for Software Engineering (SE) education community.

Index Terms—Multi criteria decision making, analytical hierarchy process, team performance, team leader selection.


Cite: Zahraa Abed Aljasim Muhisn*, Mazni Omar, Mazida Ahmad, Sinan Adnan Muhisn, "Team Leader Selection by Using an Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) Technique," Journal of Software vol. 10, no. 10, pp. 1216-1227, 2015.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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