Description RAID Template is an editable and customizable spreadsheet template to document project risks, assumptions, issues, and dependencies.

What is RAID and why do we need it?

RAID (Risks, Assumptions, Issues, Dependencies) or sometimes RAIDD (Risks, Assumptions, Issues, Dependencies, and Decisions) is an essential tool in project management.  Each project or program in an enterprise has a lot of moving parts, and without a clear and concise document, projects often falter or fail.

The RAID Template helps in organizing and keeping track of all the risks, assumptions, issues, dependencies, and sometimes decisions in one place.

While the RAID Template serves as a dashboard, each item in the list may have other source documents. For example, while risks may be presented as a summary level items on the RAID template, they are integral to a risk management plan and may be maintained in a risk register.

Similarly, each issue, depending on how big or small it is, may have separate activities and owners.

Dependencies, particularly inter-department and cross work stream ones, are complicated and convoluted and a detailed list of dependencies in a project plan is essential, in addition to reporting it on the RAID tool.

A member of the project or program management team typically collates, compiles, and maintains the RAID document.

What is in the RAID Template?’s RAID Template is a simple spreadsheet with five worksheets each with column headers and fields to enter the information.   You may add, delete, or modify any of the column headers and make it your own.

The following is a snapshot of the fields in the RAIDD template.


RAID Template - Risk columns


RAID Template - Assumptions


RAID Template - Issues


RAID Template - Dependencies


RAID Template - Decisions


  • The RAID Template is an Excel spreadsheet document with fields and tips for documenting RAID (Risks, Assumptions, Issues, Dependencies) list.
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