A Risk Management Model for Software Projects with Distributed Teams


  • Alexsandro Souza Filippetto Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos)
  • Robson Lima Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos)
  • Jorge Barbosa Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos)




Risk Management, Risk Identification, Risk Response, Risk Prediction, Distributed Software Development


The advance of business globalization in recent years is reflected in the area of information systems. Distributed software development (DDS) arises as an alternative that provides a global presence to companies, bringing their teams closer to this new reality. DDS has benefits having teams located in different geographic locations but can also provide to greater risk occurring in projects due to the greater complexity of coordination and communications among their members. Proper risk management through project history analysis decreases the occurrence of planning deviations from project time, cost, and quality. Understanding the benefits of proper risk management discipline practice, this article proposes the Átropos model to assist teams to identify and monitor risks at different points in the life cycle of projects. The work was evaluated by conducting a case study in a distributed software team, with a historical database containing 463 projects developed during the years 2017 and 2018.


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Filippetto, A. S., Lima, R., & Barbosa, J. (2020). A Risk Management Model for Software Projects with Distributed Teams. ISys - Brazilian Journal of Information Systems, 13(1), 114–143. https://doi.org/10.5753/isys.2020.536



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