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Improving software development process through economic mechanism design

Yilmaz, Murat and O'Connor, Rory and Collins, John (2010) Improving software development process through economic mechanism design. In: 17th European Software Process Improvement Conference, 1-3 Sept 2010, Grenoble, France. ISBN 978-3-642-15666-3

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We introduce the novel concept of applying economic mechanism design to software development process, and aim to find ways to adjust the incentives and disincentives of the software organization to align them with the motivations of the participants in order to maximize the delivered value of a software project. We envision a set of principles to design processes that allow people to be self motivated but constantly working toward project goals. The resulting economic mechanism will rely on game theoretic principles (i.e. Stackelberg games) for leveraging the incentives, goals and motivation of the participants in the service of project and organizational goals.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:Software process; SPI
Subjects:Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Lero: The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Published in:Systems, Software and Service Process Improvement. Communications in Computer and Information Science 99. Springer Verlag. ISBN 978-3-642-15666-3
Publisher:Springer Verlag
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Copyright Information:© 2010 Springer-Verlag. The original publication is available at
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16730
Deposited On:11 Jan 2012 11:58 by Rory O'Connor. Last Modified 11 Jan 2012 11:58

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