A type-2 fuzzy optimization model for project portfolio selection and scheduling incorporating project interdependency and splitting

    Samaneh Zolfaghari Affiliation
    ; Seyed Meysam Mousavi Affiliation
    ; Jurgita Antuchevičienė   Affiliation


This paper presents a new optimization model and a new interval type-2 fuzzy solution approach for project portfolio selection and scheduling (PPSS) problem, in which split of projects and re-execution are allowable. Afterward, the approach is realized as a multi-objective optimization that maximizes total benefits of projects concerning economic concepts by considering the interest rate and time value of money and minimizes the tardiness value and total number of interruptions of chosen projects. Besides, budget and resources limitation, newfound relations are proposed to consider dependency relationships via a synergy among projects to solve PPSS problem hiring interval type-2 fuzzy sets. For validation of the model, numerical instances are provided and solved by a new extended procedure based on fuzzy optimistic and pessimistic viewpoints regarding several situations. In the end, their results are studied. The results show that it is more beneficial when projects are allowed to be split.

Keyword : project portfolio selection and scheduling, interdependent project, project splitting, interval type-2 fuzzy sets

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Zolfaghari, S., Mousavi, S. M., & Antuchevičienė, J. (2021). A type-2 fuzzy optimization model for project portfolio selection and scheduling incorporating project interdependency and splitting. Technological and Economic Development of Economy, 27(2), 493-510.
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