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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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What is an Action Item in a RAID log?

There are always tasks which come up about your plan which don’t really belong in your plan. And as a project leader, it can sometimes feel like you have more to-do items outside your project plan than you have activities in the plan. So, a little organization can go a long way with these items. This is what your Action Items log is for. It’s the daily to-do list for your project and by extension, you as project lead. There is not a lot more to it than that – the Action Item list is just your massive ongoing project to-do list.

Some examples of RAID Action items 

Types of Action Items Examples
Meeting Follow-ups
  • Remind the VP that they need to send out the project announcement
  • Schedule a follow-up meeting to discuss a topic further 
Team Logistics & Support
  • Getting a list of all the company holidays observed by the team so you can update the project schedule
  • Open a support ticket for Facilities to fix your conference room projector
Project Support Activities
  • Get the Project cost codes from your organization’s finance department
  • Make sure the Change Order gets signed off by Finance
  • Get a copy of the organization’s InfoSec policy 



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