RAID log | Excel Template FREE

RAID stands for Risks, Actions, Issues and Decisions and is a highly effective tool for project managers because you can log and manage all of them in one spreadsheet.

This template uses 4 worksheets or tabs, one for each log. Dropdown menus are provided for risk probability, impact and status, and for the status of actions, issues and decisions. Each of the menus can be easily changed in the 'Dropdowns' tab. In each worksheet there is example text to help you.

The template is fully editable with Excel and can be converted or changed to suit your project requirements. The contents of the template are shown below.
RAID log excel template

The contents of the RAID log Template in Excel

Document information
Enter the:
  • Project name
  • Project manager
  • Project ID
  • Project sponsor
  • Action number
  • Date raised
  • Area
  • Priority
  • Description
  • Action by
  • Deadline
  • Progress
  • Status
  • Risk number
  • Date identified
  • Description
  • Probability
  • Impact
  • Preventative actions
  • Contingent actions
  • Owner
  • Actions by
  • Target date
  • Status
  • Notes
  • Issue number
  • Priority
  • Description
  • Owner
  • Cause
  • Resolution
  • Status
  • Comments
  • Target date
  • Decision number
  • Date decision made
  • Description
  • Impact
  • Approver / decision maker
  • Evidence (when decision made e.g. meeting details, or email title and date)

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