Examining Reward Mechanisms for Effective Usage of Application Lifecycle Management Tools

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Usfekes C., Yilmaz M., Tuzun E., Clarke P. M., O'Connor R. V.

24th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement (EuroSPI), Ostrava, Czech Republic, 6 - 08 September 2017, vol.748, pp.259-268 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 748
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-64218-5_21
  • City: Ostrava
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.259-268
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


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.