Configuring a project

There are several Risk Register settings that are specific to individual projects. To access these options, open the project settings panel and select Risk register. The following screen displays:


Override app settings?

When set to yes, you can configure the options below. When disabled, the risk register inherits the settings from the global settings page.

Primary risk type

If you select an issue type in this drop-down menu, the risk assessment panel appears in issues of that type. In addition, whenever you click Add a risk on the risk register or risk matrix view, an issue of that type is created.

Supplementary risk types

Allows you to add risk information to other issue types as well as the primary risk issue type. If you select Only, users can add risk information only to issue types defined in the list below. If you select All except, users can add risk information to any issue type except those defined in the list below. By default, the option is set to All except and the list is blank, meaning users can add risk information to all issue types.

If the project settings refer to an issue type that is unavailable in the relevant project, then that issue type will be shown as ‘Issue type unavailable in this project (id = <id goes here>).’

If the project settings override the app settings, and there exist no risk registers based on that project, then the project settings page will offer to create a new risk register for that project. If you elect to create a new risk register at this point, the Create risk register page will open, and it will be initialized so that the second step of the wizard is showing.

Note that risk types, whether primary or supplementary, need to be included in the issue type schemes of the projects that want to use them. Our app doesn’t add those issue types for you; an administrator has to do that via the relevant project settings page.

Menu item visibility

This option allows you to control whether a link to risk register from the project sidebar is enabled by default in the system. If the switch is off, no link will appear unless you have created a risk register for the project.

Risk harmonization

Normally, you won't need to trigger harmonization manually; it happens automatically as risk assessments are updated and risk models are edited. In rare circumstances - for example, after an outage of the app server - automatic harmonization may not have occurred. In such cases, you can trigger that harmonization by clicking the Harmonize button.