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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.

© Copyright 2022 Kim Essendrup

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Part 5: What else can I put in my RAID log?

Risks, Actions, Issues and Decisions are the fundamental building blocks of a RAID log which keep you operationally present and on top of your project. But there are a lot of other useful things you can put into your RAID log that can be helpful on a daily basis.

That said, we do have to be careful not to go too crazy. Adding too many things to a RAID log distracts from the key things we need to focus on. The litmus test for whether something should go into your RAID log or not is this:  

  • Is it something that changes on a frequent basis – at least weekly? 
  • Is it something I have to remind people of on a weekly basis?
  • Is it something I need repeated, quick access to? 
  • Is it something I need to use to keep my plan (schedule, resources and budget) on track? 

If so, then it may be a good candidate for your RAID log. Otherwise, it could be baggage that could drag down the RAID, so may be better stored elsewhere. 

Following are a few common RAID log additions. At one time or another I’ve used every one of these. You may add one or more of these to your RAID log – or come up with your own.

For each of the following additional RAID log tabs, we have included a list of recommended columns for your RAID log in the appendix.


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