PROMONT – A Project Management Ontology as a Reference for Virtual Project Organizations

  • Sven Abels
  • Frederik Ahlemann
  • Axel Hahn
  • Kevin Hausmann
  • Jan Strickmann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4277)


This paper introduces “PROMONT”, a project management ontology. PROMONT models project management specifications from a number of sources, most notably the upcoming DIN 69901 model for the exchange of project data. As a reference ontology it helps to build a common understanding of project related terms and methods thus facilitating the management of projects conducted in dynamic virtual environments. It is especially well suited for cross-enterprise project related business processes such as integration management, communication and controlling. A distributed project scenario is used to illustrate how a project plan is broken down for individual partners, and how activities are coordinated in a heterogeneous group.


Project Management Project Plan Knowledge Area Target Instance Project Management Software 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sven Abels
    • 3
  • Frederik Ahlemann
    • 2
  • Axel Hahn
    • 1
  • Kevin Hausmann
    • 1
  • Jan Strickmann
    • 4
  1. 1.Business Information SystemsUniversity of OldenburgOldenburgGermany
  2. 2.Research Center for Information Systems in Project and Innovation NetworksUniversity of OsnabrueckOsnabrückGermany
  3. 3.BTC AGOldenburgGermany
  4. 4.OFFIS e. V.OldenburgGermany

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