Toward a Smart Vulnerability Assessment Tool: Case of Project Management in Automotive Industries

  • Tarik ElamraniEmail author
  • Mustapha Ouardouz
  • Abdessamad Bernoussi
  • Mina Amharref
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1104)


The projects risk management system plays a key role in the sustainability of the company’s operational and managerial functions. Indeed, the main concern of project managers is to identify the vulnerable processes that generate disruptions to the progress of a project. This article recalls previous research work on our qualitative model named “H.I.K” concept, which deals with the three operating factors (Human, Information, and Knowledge). Thus, the latter are fundamental elements to assess any development of a new project may be contaminated by weakness links to different processes in a project management system, as in the case of international companies in the industrial context in Morocco. The basic question that arises is then, how to protect our managerial system from the major risks that are connected to the lack of evaluation or ignorance of the factors of the HIK model? We consider, firstly, a qualitative methodology in order to highlight a qualitative assessment of the elementary and global factors of our concept. Then, we built a smart tool model fitting into the vulnerability modelling approach using the qualitative parameterization of the studied factors. The tool was implemented through experimental studies in a Moroccan automotive industrial environment.


Project management Risk Process Vulnerability Concept H.I.K 



This work has been supported by MESRSFC and CNRST (Morocco) under the project PPR2-OGI-Env, reference PPR2/2016/79.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tarik Elamrani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mustapha Ouardouz
    • 1
  • Abdessamad Bernoussi
    • 1
  • Mina Amharref
    • 1
  1. 1.GAT, UAE-FSTTangierMorocco

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