Risky Business 🔥 - Using Multi-Homing for RAID Logs

Want to manage your RISKS from multiple projects in one place? :thinking:

:boom:Create a simple RAID Log in ASANA! :boom:

Firstly, you’ll want to create a section in your all projects or project templates for your risks to be listed as tasks. This means when inside the project itself you can easily find the risks associated with that project.

Secondly, you want to create a project for all of your RISKS across your projects to ‘home’ into. When doing this think about your custom fields in this project. You can use a single select custom field for Impact, Likelihood etc and put your grading in there as options. This will be useful for when you need to pull reports on how many risks you have that are of a high likelihood for example. You could have sections in this project to keep it tidy, such as the project titles themselves or one for RISKS, one for ASSUMPTIONS, one for ISSUES etc

Lastly, use a rule on the RISK section you have created in your projects/template to automatically multi-home into your RAID log project. The trigger is when a task is moved to that section, the action is + to a project (choosing the option to add to a project and not move). This also means that the task will stay in it’s original project and show in the RAID log project, any updates that happen on that Risk/Task will show either side (because it is the same task just in two places and not a duplication). You can add to the rule that it will home to a certain section within the RAID log to keep it neat and tidy. Additionally, the task itself will inherit the custom fields from the RAID log project when you click on the task itself, rather than you having to add them to the initial project (but you can if you wish to!)

This is a very simple approach but is a great start for anyone new to RAID logs.

Hope you find it useful.

Danni @ Generation Digital


Update: With the formula custom field you can have likelihood as a number field, impact as a number field and use a formula field to times them together to give an overall score!

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