1. Introduction
    1. Licensing
    2. System Requirements
    3. Setup and Installation
  2. Getting Started
    1. Creating a Database
    2. RM Studio Users/Contacts
    3. Email Configuration
    4. Web Module Setup
    5. Web Module Update
  3. Navigating RM Studio
    1. Main Menu
      1. Save Function
      2. Import External Data
        1. Import Assets
      3. Clear User Cache
      4. Security
      5. Properties
      6. Languages
      7. Registration
      8. User Manual
      9. Manage Checkouts
      10. About
      11. Application Style
    2. Navigation Tree
    3. Tabs
    4. The Grid
    5. Context & Flow
  4. Common Entities
    1. Business Entities
      1. Asset Details - Basic Information tab
      2. Asset Details - Risks tab
      3. Asset Details - Categories tab
      4. Asset Details - Business Entities tab
    2. Contacts
    3. Teams
    4. Categories
    5. Assets
    6. Threats
    7. Standards/Controls
      1. How to: Standards, Regulations, Controls
      2. Standards Implementation Comparison
    8. Documents
  5. Gap Analysis
    1. How to: Gap Analysis
    2. Reporting
  6. Risk Assessment
    1. How to: Risk Assessment
      1. Working with Assets
      2. Evaluation Values
      3. Evaluating Risks
      4. Various Definitions
      5. Risk Assessment Reporting
    2. Risk Owner Tasks
    3. Risk Profile
  7. Web Module
    1. Dashboard
    2. My Tasks
    3. Reports
    4. Standards/Regulations
    5. Documents
    6. Incidents
    7. Risk Owner Web Solution
  8. Control Assessment
    1. Control Assessment Templates
    2. Control Assessment
    3. Reports - Control Assessment
  9. Risk Treatment
    1. How to: Risk Treatment
      1. Risk Treatment Templates
      2. Risk Criteria
      3. Asset Level
      4. Controls Tab
      5. Scheduling a Future Control
      6. Future Controls Tab
      7. Overview
      8. Reload Assets, Threats and Controls
    2. Risk Treatment Reports
  10. STPA
    1. STPA Projects
    2. Models and Diagrams
      1. How to: Create CS Models
      2. How to: Create CS Diagram
        1. Diagram Elements
        2. Models Progress Check
    3. Analyses
      1. How to: Define Purpose of Analysis
      2. Losses
      3. Hazards
      4. Relationship
      5. Constraints
      6. How to: Identify UCAs
      7. How to: Identify Loss Scenarios
        1. Loss Scenario Progress Check
    4. Reporting
    5. Global Properties
  11. Business Continuity Management Module
    1. Organization
      1. New Organization
      2. Stakeholders
      3. Resources/Processes
        1. Impact Analysis
        2. Requirements
    2. Incident Response/Recovery
      1. Associated Threats
      2. Plans
        1. Steps
      3. Maintenance
        1. Test plans
        2. Test Results
    3. Templates
    4. Maintenance
    5. Reports BCM
  12. Database Settings
    1. Database Upgrade
    2. Add Existing
    3. Remove
    4. Migrate
    5. Backup
    6. Restore
  13. Glossary
  14. Calculations

10.1.STPA Projects

The STPA Module makes use of STPA projects as containers for the analysis. Multiple STPA projects can co-exist in parallel. However, they are completely separate and do not share any information.

How to: Start STPA Project

  1. In the RM Studio Navigation tree under Risk Management – Steps, double click STPA to open the STPA project tab in the work space to the right.
  2. Click the + icon to Create a New STPA Project.
  3. In the popup enter a unique name for the new project.
  4. Then select the appropriate Business Entity from the drop down list and click OK button to save the new project to the database.
    *A Business Entity is a requirement for every project. The BE can be the name of the organization, a code name, or the name of the project itself. The BE is necessary for the database tables created with the project.

create new STPA Project

Your new STPA project is now created as a tile. Each STPA project you create will appear in the tile list arranged from top to bottom, oldest to newest. The tiles can be rearranged according to user preference and when a tile is selected a yellow border and check mark appear around the tile.

Click the Open button to begin working in the selected STPA project.

*Quick tip: you may want to close the main RM Studio navigation tree to create more working space for your STPA project. Click the divider bar once (highlighted by the green circle around the arrow below) to collapse the tree.*

STPA project tiles

After opening your newly created project you will see the STPA Project Overview panel with navigation tree and toolbar.

STPA Project start

The name of your project is at the top of the tree and automatically the Model and Analysis are named the same as the project. Double click your model in the tree and a new context tab opens displaying:

  1. Edit the name of the model
  2. Enter the System Goals of the project
  3. Enter the Description of the model

Model name, goals, desc.


*If you prefer to begin your STPA project with identifying Losses, then you will need to double click Losses in the Navigation tree. The Losses tab will open and you click the + to begin entering in losses for the analysis.

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