Managing risk profiles

With risk profiles you can create a set of risks that can be reused in every test plan, test case, or test suite in a project.

About this task

A risk profile is a collection of risks. Risk profiles are managed in Project Properties.

The default risk profile for a test artifact is what you see originally in the Risk Assessment section for that artifact type. Administrators can modify the supplied risk profiles and also create profiles.

Each risk in a profile includes a default risk assessment and a default importance value. The risk assessment includes both the risk likelihood and the risk impact.

To manage risk profiles:

Procedure

  1. Log in as a user who has permission to save and modify a project area. This can be any one of the following:
    • A user granted permission to save and modify a project area in the process configuration.
    • A user who is an administrator of the project area.
    • A user who is granted either the JazzProjectAdmins or JazzAdmins repository group permissions.
  2. Click the Administration (Administration) icon in the top right portion of the banner and select Manage Project Properties.
  3. Select Risk Profiles from the list.
  4. To add a new risk profile:
    1. In the upper half of the Risk Profiles window, click the Add Risk Profile icon (Add).
    2. Select Test Plan, Test Case, or Test Suite from the Artifact Type list.
      Note: In previous releases, the Requirement artifact type was also available by default. Requirement risks are now managed in the requirement management application. To view legacy, read-only requirement risk information directly in the quality management application, click Admin > Manage Project Properties > Requirement Risk Preferences; then select Enable default requirement risk profile and requirement risk column.
    3. Type a Profile Name, for example, TestPlan 2009 risk profile.
    4. Type a Description of the new risk profile.
    5. Select Default if you want to make this new risk profile the default risk profile for that artifact type.
    6. In the lower half of the Risk Profiles window, click the Add Risk icon (Add), if you want to add risks to the profile.
    7. In the Add Risk window, select a risk type from the list, either Business or Technical.
    8. Select one of the supplied risks from the list.
      Note: You can define your own risks in the Risks page of Manage Project Properties. After you define your own risks, you can then add them to risk profiles.
    9. Select High, Medium, or Low as a Likelihood value from the list. Likelihood is a judgment of whether the risk will occur.
    10. Select the Impact of the risk from the list.
    11. Click OK.
    12. Repeat Steps 4f to 4k to add additional risks to the risk profile.
    13. Click Save when you finish defining the risk profile.
  5. To modify a risk profile:
    1. In the upper half of the Risk Profiles window, select the risk profile to edit.
    2. In the lower half of the Risk Profiles window, select one of the risks from the risk profile.
    3. To remove the risk from the risk profile, click the Delete Risk icon (Remove).
    4. To add additional risks to the risk profile, see steps 4f to 4k .
    5. To edit the attributes of a risk, click the Edit Risk icon (Edit).
    6. Change the Likelihood and/or Impact attributes and click OK.
    7. Repeat steps a-f to edit other risks in the risk profile.
    8. Click Save when you finish defining the risk profile.

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