Abstract Paper aims This paper aims to assist and facilitate decision-making in health management and work safety by the identification and prioritization of occupational health and safety indicators. Originality This research contributes to the literature by demonstrating the applicability of multicriteria tools to solve health and safety-related issues on organizations and also some implications related to this method. Research method The methodological approach is the application of the Fuzzy AHP method for prioritization of categories of occupational health and safety indicators. Main findings The results show that the category of indicators called “Occupational Health and Safety Management” was considered the most relevant, followed by the categories “Accidents and Diseases” and “Risk Assessment”. Implications for theory and practice For the application of the Fuzzy AHP method it is necessary to compare the level of importance between objects. Collecting these assessments can be difficult. In this paper, more than forty companies were reached but only six responded and only two responses were valid.
ABSTRACT The geographical, temporal distances and socio-cultural differences are the biggest challenges for Global Software Development (GSD). In GSD, it is necessary to deal with behaviors, values and skills of the team members, conflicts, rework, delays, etc. can influence a software production process. The objective of this paper is to identify the sociocultural aspects and propose a classification structure under different analytical perspectives in order to offer adequate support to the management of GSD teams. A systematic mapping and proposal an approach that classifies aspects in three perspectives: collaboration, people and external. The analysis allows the project manager to make decisions about the performance of human resources and mitigate problems arising from communication, cooperation and coordination, generating better results in indicators of productivity, quality and efficiency of GSD teams.
Abstract Global Software Development (GSD) brought competitive advantages to organizations, but it has also imposed some drawbacks due to the physical distribution. A critical aspect of this approach is related to communication. In order to provide the same semantic understanding about information exchanged on the environment to all team members it is necessary to minimize the ambiguity. This paper presents OntoDiSENv1, application ontology for a distributed software development environment. The goal of this ontology is support communication among geographically dispersed team members. The ontology is integrated to a contextual information dissemination model, which notifies the team members about the actions that occur on the shared workspace and can influence their work. The main contribution of OntoDiSENv1 is to support contextual information representation and processing, providing inference capability and semantic consistency of the information disseminated.
Abstract O Desenvolvimento Distribuído de Software (DDS) trouxe vantagens competitiva às organizações, mas também impôs alguns desafios relacionados à distribuição física. Um aspecto crítico dessa abordagem diz respeito à comunicação. Para que todos os membros de um time tenham o mesmo entendimento semântico sobre as informações trocadas no ambiente, é necessário minimizar a ambiguidade. Este artigo apresenta a OntoDiSENv1, uma ontologia de aplicação para um ambiente de desenvolvimento distribuído de software. A ontologia é integrada a um modelo de disseminação de informações contextuais, que notifica os membros da equipe sobre as ações que ocorrem no ambiente compartilhando e que possam influenciar seu trabalho. A principal contribuição da OntoDiSENv1 é apoiar a representação e processamento das informações contextuais, provendo capacidade de inferência e consistência semântica nas informações disseminadas.