Managing risk symptom: A method to identify major risks of serious problem projects in SI environment using cyclic causal model

Hiroshi Ohtaka, Yoshiaki Fukazawa

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Serious problem projects (SPPs) often occur, particularly in a system integration environment, and it is difficult to prevent them, since the relationships among phenomena that occur throughout the project life cycle are extremely complicated. Our goal is to make it easier to identify major risks by distinguishing phenomena that are sources of future SPPs from phenomena observed in actual field projects. By choosing several events whose causal relation is known to be cyclic, we constructed a causal model and clarified that it can contribute to the easier recognition of SPPs empirically, by analyzing actual SPP cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-60
Number of pages10
JournalProject Management Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar 1



  • Causal model
  • Information technology
  • Managing risk
  • Problem project
  • Risk identification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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