KAIROS - Preventive risk management addressing human related dimensions

A vast majority of projects still fails even though Project Management methods and tools have been highly developed in the last decades. The objective of this project is to increase the success rate from 29% to 39% (+ 10 points). In order to do so, we need to identify which factors influence negatively project performances in terms of budget, time and quality. Studies identified factors and influences determining project performance, such as: Leadership and interpersonal skills of project managers, inadequate user involvement resulting in lack of user input, incomplete requirements or changing requirements.
 
In project management context, these factors have in common to be related to human risks (risks can be defined as all events that prevent a company from meeting its goals and objectives). Very few software solutions offer traditional risk detection features. When they do, they focus mainly on corrective measures of mitigation (as opposed to preventive and detective indicators), and eventually raise alerts when the damage is actually observed. Moreover, they focus on non-human related quantitative measurements, such as task progression status, budget consumption vs estimates or staff shortages. Some softwares offer limited possibilities of reporting human risks under the initiative and guidance of a manager. In that case, a manager decides to raise an alert and documents the risk as a free text. When it is done, the system does not check if the problem is finally solved nor does it suggest any management process.
 
As there are no satisfactory software solutions, the problem persists. Therefore, to fill the gap, we want to develop a comprehensive risk management software that adds unique features to the traditional risk management solutions.