000038386 - Assessment campaign fails to Generate self-assessments properly in Archer for a large dataset in RSA Archer

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Article Number000038386
Applies ToRSA Product Set: Archer
RSA Version/Condition: 6.x
IssueError loading Risk Assessment data. The assessment campaign fails to Generate self-assessments properly in Archer for a large dataset ( > 1000) risks associated across all business units and business processes (> 50 processes).
The self-assessment that is created during the assessment campaign is manipulated by a special application and a custom control (built and developed only for ORM). This custom control loads all the data related to that self-assessment in browser memory on a single browser page (including all the risks, controls and process data.) As this data grows, it is not possible to navigate and work with assessments for a very large dataset.

CauseArcher assessment campaign creates self-assessments through a custom NODE in an advanced workflow. The script associated with this node that creates self-assessments is running under AWF and it is generally not designed to be a long-running process. It does not have the ability to divide work into smaller units of work or provide checkpoints to restart execution. This node is designed to create self-assessments sequentially without any ability to observe progress or perform retries. It can support a small set of processes, business units, and their associated risks. (Generally running for less than a few hours at the most)
ResolutionThis will require a future Enhancement to the RSA Archer Product
WorkaroundSplit self-assessment creation across multiple AWF jobs by dividing top-level business processes into a smaller set.

Here’s the dataset threshold that we suggest users not to exceed when generating self-assessments for the following types:

CSA: 500 Controls + 1500 Findings

RCSA: 500 Risks + 5000 Controls

pRCSA: 7 Business Processes + 1074 Risks + 10000 Control