Track: Project Management
Star Model (SM) is a framework used for designing Project-Based Organizations (PBO) with a wide acceptance. Some researchers have chosen the SM considering its completeness, holistic perspective and the interdependence between its five components: Strategy, Process, Behaviour, Human Resources and Structure. For SM use and implementation, this framework is available as a text guideline. If the size and complexity of the designing and analyzing organization increases, this activity could be manual and difficult. Ontologies are a means for describing domain models and provide computational inference useful for the analysis of these models. This paper proposes an ontology of the SM for PBO designing, describing its components and relationships in a high level of abstraction. The resulting model seeks to be helpful for understanding and managing the complexity of the designed organization and a tool for business analysis—the above considering the automatic analysis possibilities available through the computational inference of ontologies.