XProM: A collaborative knowledge-based project management tool

Rattikorn Hewett, John Coffey

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Abstract

There is a growing need for better project management to bring together people with diverse knowledge and skills to develop and implement project activities effectively and efficiently. This paper is a preliminary report on XProM (Expert Program Manager), a project management tool which assists users in project definition and control. XProM improves on most existing commercial tools by integrating groupware and expert system technologies into the concept map knowledge building tool developed at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. By employing groupware concepts, XProM facilitates communication, collaboration and cooperation among all involved parties in order to jointly identify project needs and requirements and to reduce the number of changes due to misunderstandings. XProM also includes a rulebased project control advisor which contains heuristic knowledge to guide users to possible corrective actions when things do not go as planned. The paper describes XProM's components and possible future directions for this work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Problem Solving
Subtitle of host publicationMethodologies and Approaches - 13th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE 2000, Proceedings
EditorsRasiah Logananthara, Moonis Ali, Gunther Palm
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages406-413
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)3540676899, 9783540450498
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Event13th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE 2000 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2000Jun 22 2000

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1821
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE 2000
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period06/19/0006/22/00

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    Hewett, R., & Coffey, J. (2000). XProM: A collaborative knowledge-based project management tool. In R. Logananthara, M. Ali, & G. Palm (Eds.), Intelligent Problem Solving: Methodologies and Approaches - 13th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE 2000, Proceedings (pp. 406-413). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1821). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45049-1_49