Risk Management


This feature is available in the Enterprise Edition.

In this article, you will learn how to define custom risk management tables in the Dictionary.

Creating risks and controls in the Editor

In Signavio Process Manager, you can document the risks and controls directly in your process landscape. This is obtained via the element attribute.


To use this feature, you need to configure it first.

To add a risk to a diagram element, proceed as follows:

  1. Select the element.

  2. Click the Edit button to open the Risks and Controls dialog.


    Open the risks attribute

  3. Enter the name for the risk. While typing a name, the system automatically proposes possible names of existing risks.


    Suggestions pop up as you type


If you use an already existing risk attribute from the Dictionary, you can change locally the corresponding value. Please be aware that this could lead to inconsistency and should be avoided. For more detailed information refer to the chapter Overwriting locally dictionary entries.

  1. If you decide to create a new risk, you can now fill in the risk definition.


    The risk definition

  2. For each risk, you can add controls:


Add a control

6. Click the risks and controls button in the upper toolbar to visualize controlled and uncontrolled risks:


Display controlled and uncontrolled risks on the diagram canvas

To create an overview over all risks and controls, you can create risk management Excel reports.

Editing risks and controls in the Dictionary

When you need to update a specific risk or control, you can do this centrally in the Dictionary. The update will affect all diagrams that reference this risk or control immediately.

Of course, you can also add new risks and controls in the Dictionary (see Using the Dictionary in the Editor).

To add risks and controls to the Dictionary, open the Dictionary and create new entries of the type Risk or Control:


Create a new risk in the Dictionary

To ensure your risks and controls definitions are updated when a process changes, you can employ approval workflows that enforce a review by a risk management specialist before a process revision is published in Collaboration Hub or otherwise released into a production environment.