On some spreadsheet based RAID logs, you may see Risks and Issues tracked on the same spreadsheet tab to simplify the process of converting a Risk to an Issue. Although this may simplify administration a bit, it also causes confusion in the differentiation between a Risk and an Issue. I have actually had conversations with senior project leaders in three different organizations who thought that risks and issues were the same thing because they were on the same tab of their RAID log template. Risks and issues are of course very different, so to avoid confusion I recommend always tracking and managing them separately.
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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.
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