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About the book

The Ultimate Guide to RAID Log
by Kim Essendrup

This book will introduce you to RAID logs and help you learn how to use them so your projects can immediately benefit.

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Column Description
Unique ID Unique ID for tracking 
Change Title Short title using cause and effect format: “X is changing because of Y”
Change State State of the risk, denoting its lifecycle. 

  • Requested
  • In review
  • Rejected
  • Approved
Description  Detailed description of the change 
Requestor Who raised the change
Impacts of change Summarize the impacts of the change, and of not making the change
Approver List the people who must approve the change


Optional Extended Columns

Column Description
Schedule impact Quantified impact to project schedule
Budget impact Quantified impact to project budget
Scope impact Quantified impact to project scope
Resource Impact Quantified impact to project resources
Quality impact Quantified impact to project quality
Operational impact Quantified impact to other business operations outside the project

Together, we can run or rescue any project