RAID

Logframer allows you to use the RAID typology. RAID stands for:

  • Risks: events that may have a negative impact on the project
  • Assumptions: these are the situations, events, conditions or decisions which are necessary for the success of the project, but which are largely or completely beyond the control of the project's management.
  • Issues: these are problems that you have to deal with today in order to ensure your project runs smoothly. Issues occur during the execution of the project. They are not things that may occur like risks, but actual problems that you encounter
  • Dependencies: this means that your project needs the output from another project (or partner); or that another project depends on an output of your project.

Risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies exist in different parts of the project's time-line:

  • Risks: you identify risks during the design phase. Risks may or may not occur during the execution phase and it’s therefore important to follow them up using the Risk Register.
  • Assumptions: you identify assumptions during the design phase and you think of ways to deal with them so your project can start up. If there are any critical assumptions, it’s possible that you won’t be able to start the project unless you redesign it completely, or postpone it until the circumstances have changed.
  • Issues occur during the execution phase of the project
  • Dependencies can have an influence during the design phase (because your project can’t start without certain external outputs) or during  the execution phase. They can also influence the course of future projects because they depend on the results of your project.

Use the Details pane to specify whether an item of the fourth column is a risk, an assumption or a dependency. Because issues only occur during the execution phase, you can’t identify an item as an issue in Logframer.

Selecting the RAID type in the assumptions detail pane

 

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