The aim of the article is comparative analysis of methods available to identify and collect information on risk in IT projects. The subject of study are search and evaluation methods identifying reasons causing trespassing of the planned budget, deadlines and range. Many various techniques of identification and collecting data on situations generating unfavourable course of economic undertakings have been described. The article contains the comparison of certain techniques usefulness in risk management during IT project. The conclusions provide hints for managers who seek a suitable method of risk management according to the profile of planned project and specific implementing organization.