My company is looking at trying to add risks and issues during the ideation phase. Is there a way this can be done?
Don't think that the out-of-the-box RISK and ISSUES functionality can be used against Ideas, but you could probably mirror a lot of it with a custom sub-object of your own within the Idea object.
You'd have to build your own analysis/MI too of course and any "downstream" reuse of the custom sub-object if/when the Idea becomes a Project (for example)
I can confirm you that you will not be able to get the Risks and Issues for out of the box IDEA object instances.
As per the best practices followed by the Project Management, Ideas should not face any risks and issues unless they are converted into a project. That is why, it is not included there I guess.
However, you can add a subobject and see if that somehow solves the purpose, by somehow. Again, this is just a "may be" workaround considering your requirement. Hope that helps.
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