Examining reward mechanisms for effective usage of application lifecycle management tools
Usfekes, Cagdas and Yilmaz, Murat and Tüzün, Eray and Clarke, Paul and O'Connor, Rory (2017) Examining reward mechanisms for effective usage of application lifecycle management tools. In: 24th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement (EuroSPI 2017), 6-8 Sept 2017, Ostrava, Czech Republic. ISBN 978-3-319-64218-5
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Application lifecycle management (ALM) highlights the rules of the road for the entire software ecosystems’ lifecycle. Successful ALM enables clarity around the entire delivery effort, from defining requirements to deploying the software product. One of the challenges in software engineering today is to orchestrate ALM tools to a set of software projects effectively. In particular, it is challenging for software practitioners to continuously fully engage with the tasks that are assigned to them. The goal of this study is to address such situations using a game theoretic approach by utilizing a reward mechanism, which we intent to test in a medium-sized software development organization. Based on a set of game elements, this study proposes an auction mechanism to address human resource allocation and task optimization issues, and consequently tackle the potential problem of software practitioners’ engagement.
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