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Getting Contractors to Cooperate

  • October 2017
  • By William E. Novak
  • A poster describing work on a project entitled A Game-Theoretic Approach to Optimizing Acquisition Behaviors
  • Acquisition Support
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • Abstract

    Misaligned incentives between contractors and the PMO produce ineffective cooperation, causing wasted effort, lost time, and poor results. Using game theory to frame these situations, and agent-based modelling to quantify them, we can design incentive mechanisms to promote cooperation and improve results.



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