You can put a lot of work into your RAID log only to find that you are the only person who cares. Honestly, that is perfectly OK if your RAID log is helping you deliver more effectively. Even so, RAID logs are a great opportunity to collaborate with your team and stakeholders. To get the most out of the collaboration potential, check yourself on the following:
- Are you keeping your RAID up to date? Nobody is interested in looking at stale data.
- Do you use your RAID in your status reports and communications?
- Do you communicate to your team that your RAID log is the source of truth? For anyone else to treat it with importance, they must perceive that you also view it as important.
Make sure your up-to-date RAID log is incorporated into your regular project team discussions and communications. And really, even if none of your stakeholders are opening the document, you have a tool you can use to keep yourself and them on track.