In its original and most simple form, a RAID log is a spreadsheet with four tabs; one each for tracking Risks, Action items, Issues, and Decisions (R.A.I.D.) for a project. We’ll talk more about how to use this log, how to extend it and other ways to host your RAID log throughout this book. But let’s start with the basics of a RAID log: Risks, Action items, Issues and Decisions.
For each of the following RAID log tabs, we have included a list of recommended columns for building your own RAID log in the Appendix.