Title: A ubiquitous project management model based on context

Authors: Alexsandro Filippetto; Giovane Barcelos; Jorge Luis Victória Barbosa; Rosemary Francisco; Amarolinda Zanela Klein

Addresses: University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Unisinos, Av. São Leopoldo 950, 93.022-000, RS, Brazil ' Centro Universitário Ritter dos Reis (UNIRITTER), Rua Orfanotrófio 555, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil ' University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Unisinos, Av. São Leopoldo 950, 93.022-000, RS, Brazil ' University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Unisinos, Av. São Leopoldo 950, 93.022-000, RS, Brazil ' University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Unisinos, Av. São Leopoldo 950, 93.022-000, RS, Brazil

Abstract: The context of project management often involves a high degree of uncertainty. Approaches to minimise this uncertainty and to provide proactive risk management regarding the right allocation of individuals in project teams are needed. They could reduce risks such as planning deviations from the targeted time, cost, and quality of the project. In this sense, this paper proposes a model to support risk and activity management, aimed at the allocation of individuals in projects through an ontology based on the concepts of the activity theory. This model - named Kairos - can help the allocation of appropriate resources to each project. The scenarios and prototypes applied in the evaluation of the model demonstrate its suitability and utility to support project managers.

Keywords: project management; risk management; activity theory; ontology; resource allocation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2020.10023985

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2021 Vol.38 No.4, pp.489 - 513

Received: 20 Apr 2019
Accepted: 08 Jun 2019

Published online: 22 Dec 2021 *

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