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Add a Risk

A Risk is a condition that could cause the disruption, loss or compromise of a system. It can refer to either technical or business risks.

Add a Risk Record

In the drop-down menu, select the 'Add risk' option. The 'Add risk to <element name>' dialog displays.

Mandatory fields on the dialog are indicated by a red asterisk (*).

Complete the fields as directed here.

Field

Action

See also

Name

Type an appropriate and meaningful name for the new risk.

Type

Type in the risk type.

Weight

Defaults to 1. Click on the up and down arrows to set a different weighting on the risk. There is no limit to the value that you can set, but within Enterprise Architect the usual value is a small number between, say, 1.0 (normal) and 5.0 (heavily weighted).

Description

Type in a description of the risk, what it is and what the mitigation might be.

You can format this text using the facilities provided in the Notes toolbar. These are:

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • Numbered list
  • Bulleted list
  • Superscript text
  • Subscript text
  • Set color of selected text

Add

Click on this button to submit the details and create the risk record on the selected element.

This message is displayed:

    Risk <name> was successfully added to <element name>.

Either:

  • Work through the fields again, defining another new risk on this element, or
  • Click on the browser's back button to return to the 'Properties' view of the element, which will be refreshed to show the new record in the 'Risks' panel