Ayoa’s RAID Log template will help you to identify the risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies related to a particular project, which you can organize and update with ease.
RAID stands for Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies, and is a project planning tool that can help you to manage a project more effectively. A RAID Log will require you to analyze the following factors that could impact the success of a project:
RAID Logs can be used by any team and in virtually any industry, making them a versatile and easy-to-use method for scoping out project factors. However, because it is such a simple tool, it is particularly popular for assessing business processes.
Useful for project managers, a RAID Log is a great tool to use at the start of a new project to scope out the bigger picture during the initial planning phase. They can also be used during an ongoing project to help you easily keep track and organize information (such as effort exerted and use of resources), which can be presented to stakeholders and other key individuals in your organization. RAID Logs can also he;p you to assess any changing conditions and identify any issues that could have a detrimental effect on the project’s completion.
Love the feeling of crossing something off your to-do list? Us too. This is why Ayoa’s To-Do List template is designed to keep you motivated every step of the way. By organizing your tasks in the pre-added ‘status’ columns, you will easily see what needs to be started and what’s already in progress, so nothing gets left to the last minute. By moving your tasks to the final ‘Done’ column to indicate their completion, you’ll have a constant reminder of what you’ve achieved so far, which can be helpful for reporting or determining whether you have enough time to take on additional responsibilities.
Our RAID Log template is split into four quadrants to represent Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies, ready for you to add your own ideas to each. Simply follow the steps below to get started.
To access the template, sign up to Ayoa for free. Once you've signed up, navigate to the homepage to create a new whiteboard, mind map or task board and choose this template from the library.
Begin by adding any potential risks that may arise during your project, considering events that may cause an adverse impact on your success. For example, could you anticipate any backlash from existing customers, or experience any compatibility issues?
Next, add your assumptions to the template. This should include anything you assume will happen to assist the project, but are not strictly guaranteed. If these assumptions don’t happen, what will be the negative effect from this?
Now consider any known issues or roadblocks you have previously faced that will hinder the progress of your project. Consider what events or factors you need to address in order to help the success of your project. Aa an example, this could include limited resources or staff who require specific training.
Finally, add in any tasks that either need to be started or completed in order for the project to go ahead into the Dependencies section. This can be internal, external, or sometimes, a mix of both. Consider the tasks which will have a direct impact on your project, or even people that may be relying on your project.