Identification and Mitigation of Risks in it Projects: A Case Study During the Merger Period in the Telecommunications Industry

Irapuan Glória Júnior, Marcirio Silveira Chaves


This paper identifies risks in IT projects in the merger period in telecommunications companies and proposes mitigation actions. It adopts an interpretive epistemology in an exploratory case study. The results include a list of 13 exclusive risks in IT projects in such a period and recommendations for mitigating the risks identified in the study. The theoretical contribution lies on the identification of 13 exclusive risks in IT projects in the merger period between two telecom companies, and the contribution to practice enables project managers to apply the findings identified and mitigations in risk management in IT projects in a similar setting.


Project Management; Risk Management; It Projects; Merger; Telecommunications; Risks; Case Study.

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