The relationship between personality and value-based decision-making
Mendes, Fabiana Freitas (2018-05-31)
Fabiana Freitas Mendes. 2018. The relationship between personality and value-based decision-making. In Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering: Companion Proceeedings (ICSE ’18). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 460–461. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3183440.3183444
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Within the context of software engineering, many decisions take place and such decisions should employ value propositions that focus on short as well as long-term goals. In 2003, Boehm coined the term Value-Based Software Engineering (VBSE), which entails the change from a value-neutral to a value-based approach. VBSE argues that decisions should be based on all key stakeholders’ value propositions, and to balance both reach the short as well as long-term goal(s) the ones. This paper details a PhD research plan that aims to study the relationship between personality and decision-making within the context of VBSE. The research focuses on group decision-making, considering three aspects: the interaction among decision-makers, their perception of the decision value and their personality traits. The research methodology will be experiment which will revolve around a hypothetical software development project and some decisions that need to be made, for example, the features to be included and the priority of each one. The contribution from a theoretical perspective is to understand the relationship among three main aspects: personality traits, decision-making process, and decision value. From practitioners’ perspective, the contribution is to provide help on improving software project decision-making.
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