Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Jacco Buisman MSE-2002-23, pp. 30. Inst. för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap/Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science, 2002.

The work

Författare / Author: Jacco Buisman
Titel / Title: Game Theory and Bidding for Software Projects An Evaluation of the Bidding Behaviour of Software Engineers
Abstrakt Abstract:

The conception phase is one of the most important phases of software projects. In this phase it is determined which software development company will perform a software project. To obtain a software project, companies can have several bidding strategies. This thesis investigates if and how game theory can be a helpful tool to evaluate bidding for software projects.

This thesis can be divided into two different parts: a theoretical and a practical. The theoretical part investigates the applicable parts of game theory in this thesis, explains what software projects are, explains the difference between costing and bidding and provides results of a literature survey about bidding behaviour. The practical part introduces a study to investigate strategies and bidding behaviour of software engineers, explains the experimental design that found the study, provides the results of the performed study and a discussion of the results.

This thesis concludes that game theory contains some concepts that make it possible to evaluate bidding for software projects.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\General
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Effects on Society
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Software Engineering
Nyckelord / Keywords: Game theory, bidding behaviour, study, software project, strategy

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Programvaruteknik/Software Engineering
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 09/16/2004
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: Claes Wohlin
Examinator / Examiner: Claes Wohlin
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: Inst. för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap/Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science
Inst. för Programvaruteknik och Datavetenskap S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
I samarbete med / In co-operation with: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Anmärkningar / Comments:

Jacco Buisman
Bonairestraat 32
9715 SE Groningen
The Netherlands

Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: thesisjaccobuisman.pdf (571 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)