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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:



See also


Select the element in the Project Browser



Select the Project Management menu option

The Project Management window displays, showing the Resource Allocation tab



Click on the Risks tab



Click on the New icon on the Project Management window toolbar



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



Click on the Save icon in the Project Management window toolbar



  • 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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