Risk Management

In Enterprise Architect, the Project Manager can allocate the possible weighting of defined risks to work on a given model element, which might impact work on that element.

To select the element to which to allocate risk weightings, click on the required element in the Project Browser.

Access Element | Project Management > Risks: New

Enter risk details for an element



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Type the name or a brief description of the risk.


Type in the risk type or click on the drop-down arrow and select the type. The selection list is drawn from the global Risk Type list, but any new risks you type in this field are not added to the list.

Risk Types


Defaults to the weighting for the defined type. You can change this weighting if necessary.


Type in any additional notes or description of this risk.

This text is also displayed in the Notes window, but it cannot be edited in that window.


Click on this icon in the Project Management window toolbar to save the new risk definition.


  • The risks described here are not the same as those represented by Risk elements; the risks described above are properties of a single element, whilst the Risk element represents something that can impact a range of other elements
  • If you select a global risk type from the 'Type' drop-down list and the associated 'Weight' field is empty, the default Weight value is allocated to the 'Weight' field on the Risks window
  • To edit existing Risk items for this element, click on the required item in the:
         -  'List' panel to the left of the window, in Item mode
         -  List, in List mode
         -  Project Management folder in the Element Browser window - if this window is not displayed, click on the
            Browse Element icon in the Project Management window toolbar; risk item icons have an 'Ri' in the bottom
            right corner
  • To delete existing Risk items for an element, click on the item and click on in the window toolbar
  • Although Enterprise Architect does not currently provide detailed reports on risks within a model, you can use the Automation Interface or similar tools to create your own custom reports based on risk information you enter

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