Risk Oriented Project Management

PRIMa-Q aims at prototyping a toolset to support the management of risks faced by SME in complex project in terms of identification, quantification and impact control. It will also propose interfaces adapted for its best use and integration by SMEs.


Algorithmic and combinatorial Optimisation 



Projects can face many problems that can cause failures, delays or budget overruns. Such problems are not restricted to SMEs but they can be very harmful or even fatal for SMEs due to their limited size, maturity or resources.

PRIMa-Q aims at helping SMEs to better manage such risks in complex contexts (multiple projects, shared resources, presence of uncertainties, etc.). The project is primary based (but not limited) on the needs of SMEs active in the manufacturing sector. It also pays a specific attention to IT developments which are increasingly present and known to be risky.


The proposed tooling will help SMEs identifying the occurrence of risks, quantifying them and anticipating their consequences as much as possible. It will deal with complex contexts involving multiple projects, shared resources and presence of uncertainty. This tooling will rely on specific optimization techniques mastered by CETIC, notably relying on the OscaR tooling. It will also include an interface adapted for the use and integration by SMEs.

Value added

SMEs will benefit from a better project management capacity, which will encourage their growth. Studies have shown a significant increase in project compliance with budget and timeframes, between 80 and 90% (instead of 50% on average) and a 15% efficiency gain. The tooling can be used on-line by mature mature SMEs or via an ecosystem of consultancy companies, some of which are involved in the user committee.