In this section, you can configure a risk heat-map. The heat-map can be used to show the level of risk resulting from the risk assessment by considering the category of probability or likelihood against the category of consequences or severity.

You can change the axis description, as well as the synchronized Jira fields. 

In the cloud version of the App, the "Risk consequence" and "Risk probability" fields are locked.

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More information on the differences between cloud and server versions of the App can be found here.

Always remember to save your changes. 

Security and access

  • Only Jira administrators can access this page.
  • Click the "wrenchicon at the top right and select "Modules" from the drop-down list. Next, go to the "Risks" tab.

Synchronized Fields

Task sources

By default, two "select list (single choice)" custom fields are created during the App installation with predefined select options. The default values are presented below:

Custom fieldSelect options

Risk consequence

  • Trivial
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Severe

Risk probability

  • Almost none
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Very high

The fields are selected per integration instance. 

Fields can be:

  • not synchronized → value is stored in BigPicture only and isn't synchronized with any Jira/Trello field 
  • mapped to a Jira/Trello field → Risk field value in BigPicture corresponds to field value in the integration 

Risks value definition

Add and remove positions to determine what values are in the Risk matrix. 

If you want the values to be synchronized with a task source (Jira/Trello), make sure that the value you add exists as a value for the mapped field. 

Can the value be synchronized?

  •  a red "x" - value exists in BigPicture only and can't be synchronized with a task source.
  • a green checkmark  - value exists for a mapped field and can be synchronized 


A field you have used for mapping can have many values, but only the selected ones will be used in the Risk matrix. 

For example, you could remove all values except for "High" and "Very high" to create a custom risk matrix focused only on visualization of high risk tasks

Add a value to an axis

Click the plus icon:


You can either:

  • type in the value name manually (toggle switch "off")
  • Select from a list (toggle switch to "on"). The list is based on the values of the mapped fields. 

Until you hit "Save", changes are indicated with the "To be added" label:

Remove a value from an axis

Click the trash icon on the right:

Until you hit "Save", changes are indicated with the "To be added" label:

Change axis name

You can also change the name of either axis → this is the name you will see in the Matrix of the Risk module

Matrix Dimensions

The dimensions of the matrix depend on the number of select options. The default dimension is 5x5 and it is the recommended size due to the coloring of the risk levels when the heat map mode is enabled.

If you want to adjust the matrix to resemble ROAM, use ROAM as one of the axes and leave only a single option for the second one. Alternatively, you can add a risk score or severity.

To use the matrix i.e. show Jira issues on the matrix, you need to add both fields to your Jira issue screens and select one of the values.