Create a Risk Control Matrix

Note: To expedite the initial RCM setup and to streamline the ongoing maintenance of RCM content, the RCM can also be created and maintained via the RCM Content Utility. See RCM Content Utility for additional information.

Create a Risk Control Matrix

A Risk Control Matrix can be created in the entity hierarchy for any organizational unit, process, project/event, IT application, or custom entity.

  1. Access the Entity Hierarchy
  2. Expand the entity where you wish to add the RCM.
  3. Right-click the entity, click icon-Add Add Object and select GP - Hierarchy - RCM RCM.
  4. Fill out the fields in the Attributes section RCM form and click Save.

The user has a choice to either a) create a blank risk matrix or b) leverage the library and import risk matrix content. The second option provides the greatest efficiency in terms of consistency and time.

Complete the Risk Control Matrix

  1. Right-click the RCM you wish to edit and click Edit Attributes. .

    Note: You can also edit the RCM from the RCM page itself.

  2. Click Save to accept the changes.
  3. Click _ Expand to view the Evaluation section.
  4. Click Edit to complete relevant sections of the RC Matrix Evaluation information including evaluation due date, assigned evaluator, comments, evaluator, risk matrix status, review status and period ending, to the extent that you have this information

    Note: Some of this information will to be updated after the evaluation is completed.

  5. Click Save.


  • The user has the option to either a) choose from the Template Library to leverage existing content or b) create content using this form.
  • Administrators can configure fields in the RCM form to update a field based on a specific value of another field or fields. See Configure a Calculated Field for details.

See Also

Risk Control Matrix

Risk Control Matrix Layout Overview

Manage RCMs in the Entity Hierarchy

Add and Manage Objectives

Add and Manage Risks

Quantify Control Weight in a Risk

Link Financial Elements to Risks

Add and Manage Controls

Link Financial Elements to Controls

Add and Manage Tests

Configure your RCM

View Risk Matrix Links

Leverage RC Matrix Information from Library

Set Permissions for the Risk Control Matrix

Risk Control Matrix Quick Reports

Risk Event Analysis

Mass Update RCM Sub Objects