Once your project is fully scheduled and tracked, with time you will note that some tasks are of particular attention. Either because they are known for causing trouble (like returning bugs) or simply due to their utmost importance. You could note this all on a sticky note and keep it in your head. Or, you can use the Risk matrix module of BigPicture to keep things tidy and usable.
By default, these fields are called Risk Consequence and Risk Probability. You can edit the fields’ names and visibility (such as showing them on the JIRA task screen) just like you do with any other custom field. First, go to the custom field list and note the new entries:
Now click the gear icon next to the field and select Edit to change the name and description:
Lastly, under the same menu select Configure to re-arrange the options. You can add and subtract risk levels as you desire to create a customized matrix:
To make the fields visible on tasks inside a project, go to the project’s administration, then screens:
Click the screen name (Default on the screenshot) and on the new screen, scroll down and add the 2 Risk fields by typing:
Alternatively, you may simply open a task and select Admin->Add Field:
The last thing left is to visit a task and set the levels: