Risk Management

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

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

Access:     View | More Element Tools | Project Management > Risks: New (Ctrl+Shift+7)

Use to:

  • Enter the details of risks that might impact work on an element

How to:

To enter risk details for an element, follow the steps below:

Step

Action

See also

1

Select the element in the Project Browser

 

2

Select the Project Management menu option

The Project Management window displays, showing the Resource Allocation tab

 

3

Click on the Risks tab

 

4

Click on the New icon on the Project Management window toolbar

 

5

On the Risks tab enter the:

  • Name of the risk (a short description)
  • Type of the risk (Mandatory: type the name or click on the drop-down arrow and select; the selection list is drawn from the global Risk Type list, but any new risks you type in the Type field are not added to the list)
  • Weighting allocated to the risk
  • Notes on the risk (this text is also displayed in the Notes window; it cannot be edited in that window)

Risk Types

Notes

6

Click on the Save icon in the Project Management window toolbar

 

Notes:

  • 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 tab
  • 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
  • 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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