Examining Reward Mechanisms for Effective Usage of Application Lifecycle Management Tools

  • Çağdaş ÜsfekesEmail author
  • Murat Yilmaz
  • Eray Tuzun
  • Paul M. Clarke
  • Rory V. O’Connor
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 748)


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.



This work was supported, in part, by Science Foundation Ireland grant 13/RC/2094.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Çağdaş Üsfekes
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Murat Yilmaz
    • 1
  • Eray Tuzun
    • 2
  • Paul M. Clarke
    • 3
    • 4
  • Rory V. O’Connor
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Computer EngineeringÇankaya UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.HAVELSAN A.ŞAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.School of ComputingDublin City UniversityDublinIreland
  4. 4.Lero – the Irish Software Research CentreDublinIreland

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