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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    Abstract

    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
    Volume41
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar

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    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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