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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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Below are the typical columns in the Lessons Learned log of a RAID log. 

Column Description
ID Unique ID for tracking and reference
Title Short title using cause and effect format: “We need to change X so that Y, otherwize Z.”
State State of the Lesson Learned, denoting the lifecycle.

  • Opened
  • In progress
  • Closed
Description Detailed description of the lesson, including a summary of the action needed to benefit from the lesson
Actions to take Actions which need to be taken as a result of this lesson learned – to avoid repetition of issues or to take advantage of new findings or updated processes. 

Each action should have a name and a date on it

Related Items Related issues, risks, deliverables, etc.
Category Use one or more categories for the lesson – tying it to processes, services, products, customers, teams, etc. 
Owner Owner for ensuring all the lessons actions are completed 
Lesson Update Running log of updates for the lesson learned
Created by Person who created the Lesson Learned
Created date Date the lesson learned was created

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