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An approach for improving the social aspects of the software development process by using a game theoretic perspective:towards a theory of social productivity of software development teams.

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dc.contributor.author Yilmaz, Murat
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Rory V.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-03T16:54:16Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-03T16:54:16Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1764
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract As software development is considered a form of knowledge based social activity, investigating social interactions and behaviors of individuals and teams constitutes a starting point for improving organizational performance and productivity. Therefore, a software development organization is regarded as a form of social network, which may be more efficiently structured based upon participants’ skills, roles and capacities to exchange information. This paper aims to propose a research framework for modeling development activities in terms of social interrelationships. It investigates ways for improving the productivity of the software development process to several social issues (e.g. team formations, interpersonal conflicts, social loafing) that affect the group setting during the software development process. An industrial survey will be conducted to validate the proposed framework. This survey will be applied to three medium size software organizations; (i) to measure social aspects of productivity, (ii) to assess the effectiveness of our approach, (iii) and to improve the welfare of the software development organization. Semi-structured interviews with practitioners, and expert reviews with the managers will be used to evaluate the results. Ultimately, based on the principles of our game theoretical approach and collected data, we propose a research framework, which will benefit future research by drawing a road map that establishes a body of knowledge, specifically on software development teams and organizations. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 6th Internationaal Conference on Software and Data Technologies.;07/2011
dc.subject software process improvement en_US
dc.subject team dynamics en_US
dc.subject game theory en_US
dc.subject mechanism design en_US
dc.title An approach for improving the social aspects of the software development process by using a game theoretic perspective:towards a theory of social productivity of software development teams. en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE2/I303_1

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