Abstract—This study investigates and identifies the assessment factors in software development project risk through literature reviews. Based on the identified assessment factors, a hierarchical structure of five dimensions and twenty-two factors is constructed, and two systematic approaches, fuzzy multiple criteria decision making (FMCDM) and consistent fuzzy preference relations (CFPR), were employed to assess the absolute and relative importance rates and then determine priorities of these factors. Among the identified dimensions, “Organization Function Risk” was considered as the most important dimension to influence the software development project performance.
Index Terms—Fuzzy multiple criteria decision making, fuzzy preference relations, risk assessment, software development project.
Shih-Tong Lu is with the Graduate Institute of Project Management, Kainan University, 33857, Taoyuan, Taiwan and Department of Business Administration, National Central University, 32001, Taoyuan, Taiwan(e-mail: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org).
Shih-Heng Yu is with the Department of Business Administration, National Central University, 32001, Taoyuan, Taiwan (e-mail:email@example.com).
Cite: Shih-Tong Lu and Shih-Heng Yu, "Risk Factors Assessment for Software Development Project Based on Fuzzy Decision Making," International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 596-600, 2012.