RAID is a crucial tool for managing any project or initiative. It helps teams understand the landscape and navigate forward with confidence. By using RAID, you'll be able to identify and assess risks, assumptions, issues, and dependencies, giving you a clear picture of what you're up against and how to move forward. This shared understanding will enable your team to be proactive and adaptable, and better equipped to handle any challenges that come your way. Don't go into a project blind – use RAID to develop a strong foundation and set yourself up for success.
Develop a broad view of the context and situation
Prepare the team with what they know and potentially a way path forward if issues do arise
Appropriately develop a course of actions that will bring clarity and confidence to the team
The project or initiative is new to the team or company
There is uncertainty and potential controversy over the project or initiative
There is a lack of confidence
Loss of shared understanding