Creating and Managing Risk Registers

A risk register is a collection of risks. The system supports single-project risk registers and multi-project risk registers. If the Risk management option on the Settings page is enabled (see Administering the Application), a single project risk register is created for every project in your instance. To access this risk register, see Viewing Risk Registers and Matrices. To create a multi-project risk register, you must follow the steps described in Creating a multi-project risk register, below.

Viewing risk registers

On the top menu, click Apps => Risk Register. The Risk registers list page appears, containing the following features:

Create risk register

Selecting this button allows you to create a multi-project risk register (see Creating a multi-project risk register, below).

Find a risk register

Typing a full or partial name into this text box filters the risk register list (see below).

Risk register list

This shows a list of all the risk registers in your instance, including the name of the risk register, who administers it, and what projects are covered by it. Both single-project risk registers and multi-project risk registers are displayed. Clicking on the Risk register name opens that risk register (see Viewing Risk Registers and Matrices). Clicking on the name of the admin opens that person's profile page. If you are the admin for a risk register, a delete icon also appears.

Clicking on the settings icon opens the Risk register settings page (see below).

Adjusting risk register project settings

This page enables you to configure a specific risk register.

The following options are displayed under the project settings screen for single-project risk registers:

Default settings

When this checkbox is set to "Override", you can configure the options below. When it is disabled, the risk register inherits the settings from the global Settings page (see Administering the Application).

Risk management

When this checkbox is enabled, the risk register and risk matrix can be viewed for the project.

Primary Risk Type

This field determines how the "Add a risk" button on the risk register view behaves (see Viewing Project Risks). 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

This 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.

The following options are displayed for multi-project risk registers:

Register name

The name of the risk register.

Administrators

The name of the current administrator(s). Click Change to add or remove administrators.

Projects

A list of the projects associated with this risk register. Click Change to add or remove projects.

   

Creating a multi-project risk register

The screen enables you to create a multi-project risk register. The following options are available:

Register name

This is the name of the risk register you are creating.

  

Projects

Type in the name or code of the projects that are associated with this register.