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A software process engineering approach to improving software team productivity using socioeconomic mechanism design

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dc.contributor.author Yilmaz, Murat
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Rory V.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-03T17:23:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-03T17:23:50Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1765
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Software development is a knowledge and human intensive activity. At the social level, the interactions of these participants and their ability to cooperate are important for improving the produc- tivity of teams and organizations. It is therefore not surprising to discover that recent contributions in software development have repeatedly asserted the critical role of people in software develop- ment e orts. However, existing approaches to software development fail to fully exploit the importance of social and intellectual capital that has been highlighted in the elds of economics and sociology. We propose that leveraging the existing approaches from economics and sociology and applying to software development can assist software organizations in maximizing their return on investment. For example, by applying one such approach, mechanism design, we can improve and model the organization's total productivity based on social aspects a ecting productivity (i.e. social productivity). This paper will discuss the vision and progress for applying the concept of mechanism design for optimizing software development teams. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Association for Computing Machinery en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes;36 (5)
dc.rights "© ACM, 2011. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes VOl 36 Pt 5 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/10.1145/2020976.2020998 en_US
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 A software process engineering approach to improving software team productivity using socioeconomic mechanism design en_US
dc.type Article 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
dc.internal.authorcontactother roconnor@computing.dcu.ie


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