I’ve seen many PM’s track their entire project schedule in their RAID log. We talk about this in the Action Item section of this book, and why this shouldn’t be your first choice. There are better tools for developing and managing complex project schedules. But honestly, for a basic project schedule, a tab in your RAID log will get it done.
The challenge is there is a temptation to basically rebuild a project scheduling tool like Microsoft Project out of Excel – a trap myself and many other project managers have fallen into. If you do need to build your schedule in a RAID log, I’d recommend keeping it simple. And even if you do put your Schedule in your RAID Log, I still recommend keeping your Project Schedule and Action Items separate. I discuss the reasons why they should be separate and how to decide if something belongs in Action Items or as part of your Project schedule in the Action Items section earlier in this book.