Why are some Contributing Factor Risk fields read-only?

Document ID : KB000027079
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question: 

Why are some risk fields (contributing factors) read-only?  We cannot edit some Risk fields on the Risk Rating sub-page. These fields appear to be read-only fields.

Example:

In the screenshot below, you see the Risk Factor for 'Resource Availability' cannot be edited.

Figure 1

Answer: 

When a user creates a detailed risk via the Project, Risks/Issues/Changes tab and assigns it to a category that appears on the Risk Rating subpage, the field for that category becomes read-only on the Risk subpage. If there are any detailed risks that remain open, that category becomes a calculated value that is calculated from detailed risks assigned to that category.

Example:

When you navigate to the Project, Risks/Issues/Changes tab and expand the Filter Section and filter for the Category = 'Resource Availability'

Figure 2

The filter results show one, open detailed risk for this category. If this last detailed risk is closed/resolved, then the field on the Risks Subpage will become editable once again.

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