A Serious Game for Supporting Training in Risk Management through Project-Based Learning

  • Túlio Acácio Bandeira Galvão
  • Francisco Milton Mendes Neto
  • Mara Franklin Bonates
  • Marcos Tullyo Campos
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 248)


The increasing demand for Software Engineering professionals, in particular Project Managers, and the popularization of the Web platform as a catalyst of human relations nowadays has made this platform interesting to be used for training this type of professional. In consonance to that, we have observed the dissemination of the use of games as an attractive instrument in the process of teaching and learning. However the project of a web-based instructional game that fulfills all pedagogical and technical requirements for training a project manager is not a trivial task. There is a gap between the theoretical concepts that are normally learned in traditional courses and the practical aspects required by the real tasks. In an attempt to contributes to that problem, this paper proposes the use of a persistent browser-based game intended for Risk Management as a component support in qualifying process of new professionals of Project Management. The game provides to the player some experience in a real context of Project Management, where new challenges are frequently posed to the enterprises.

Game-Based Training, Intelligent Agents, Persistent Browser-Based Games, Project-Based Learning, Project Management, Risk Management, Serious Games, Software Engineering


Risk Management Project Management Software Engineer Multiagent System Intelligent Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Túlio Acácio Bandeira Galvão
    • 1
  • Francisco Milton Mendes Neto
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mara Franklin Bonates
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marcos Tullyo Campos
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Technological Center of Software EngineeringRural Federal University of the Semi-AridMossoróBrazil
  2. 2.Postgraduate Program in Computer ScienceRural Federal University of the Semi-AridMossoróBrazil

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