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Document and track identified risks for the project.

Documentation Type


Risk documents provide information about what issues may cause harm to the success of a project. Not only is the severity and likelihood of the risk specified. This document may have any information attached to track and evaluate risks.


The document type risk provides the following properties:


Please note that only information about specific properties is provided here. Common document property used by all document types are documented by Document Properties.


Specify the type to organize risks.


Specify the phase of the project this risk may have impact.


Asses the severity of the risk's impact on the project.


Assess the probability this risk will have impact on the project.


Specify the reporter in case further information is required.


Specify the stakeholder responsible for tracking this risk.

Recognized on

Log the date the risk has been recognized.


Log the date the risk has to be managed that it will not have negative impacts on the project.


Add references to information on external systems here.



Document cause and description of the risk.


Provide a summary of the documents structure and key points. This is an informative abstract typically of about 100 to 200 words.


Describe how the manifestation of the risk can be detected as early as possible.


List the drivers that aggravate or abate an aspect of the risk. This may affect the impact, the likelihood of occurrence, the time or any other aspect. Separating the drivers for a risk from its description allows to elaborate what influences apply to the risk.


Describe the impact the risk has on the project. Name also the resources that are specifically affected.


List the actions to take to reduce the effects of the risk.


List relationships to other risks or problems.

Subordinate Risks

Complex risks may be detailed in separate risk descriptions, which are added as children to this document.


These are internal notes that are usually not exported and only visible to team members with write access.

But this is not a safe place to store sensible information. It is just a convenience for the reader to not be bothered with notes stored here for the authors for later use. The security level is about suppressing the representation by a CSS style. Therefore consider this as a convenience for the reader, not as a security tool.


The text of notes sections is also indexed.


For a document the references section contains pointers to resources that prove the statements of the document.

Often these proofs are not easily distinguishable from further information. In this case you may want to skip the reference section in favour for the resource list.


For further information please refer to References and Resources.


The resources section provides references to further information to the topic of the document.

This may be information on the internet provided by the resource or information in the team's information systems. Anything the reader of the resource might want to know, may be listed here.


For further information please refer to References and Resources.

Related Doctypes

Risk Type

The Risk Type Doctype allows to organize risks.