Below are the typical columns in the Action Items log of a RAID log.
|ID||Unique ID for tracking and reference|
|Brief task description, in the form of a “cause and effect statement”||We need to do x so we can get y|
|State||The state of the Action Item, usually a picklist denoting the lifecycle:
|Status||Status (red/amber/green) of the RAID item, denoting whether it is on-track, at-risk or off-track.|
|Date Opened||Date the action item was added to the log. This is good for tracking new vs old items|
|Source||Source of the action – the person who raised it or the forum it was raised in. This is handy when someone says, “where did this come from?”|
|Owner||Person accountable for completing the action|
|Due Date||Date the task should be completed|
|Comments/notes||Either a running log of the status or details about the activity|
Optional Extended Columns
|Priority||Optional. I personally don’t use this very often – date is enough of a driver. If you use L/M/H for priority, it’s not long before everything is a High priority item.|
|Internal Only (team only) Flag||Flag indicating if this RAID item should be kept internal to your team.
Instead of a flag, you can create data classification picklist of increasing sensitivity, such as “My-eyes only,” “Internal Team Only,” “Internal Org Only” or “All Stakeholders(default)” to allow for easy filtering