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Free Template: Project Risk Log

Free project risk log template This month’s freebie is a project risk log template.

What To Use it For

Read my guide to project risk management to find out more about the risk log and how it fits into your project more generally.

In summary, a project risk log is a way to record all the things that might affect your project. For example, you might not get the equipment delivered on time, as the supplier has hinted that your timescales are too tight. This goes in the risk log. It’s a way of capturing the kinds of things that could affect your ability to complete the work on time, on budget and to the required specification.

Then you can look back on the risks on a regular basis – say, once a month – and check that you are doing something about them. That way you can head the problems off before they become bigger issues for you and your team to deal with. It’s a way of managing your work so you don’t need to use Plan B.

What’s In the Project Risk Log Template

It’s an easy-to-use spreadsheet with sortable columns. It isn’t going to help you calculate the probability of risk with any greater degree of accuracy than a 1 to 5 scale, so you’ll have to do your detailed calculations outside of it, if that’s your thing. For the majority of projects that need to simply record the risks and the action plan devised in order to handle them, this template will be fine.

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About Elizabeth Harrin

Elizabeth HarrinElizabeth Harrin FAPM is a professional project manager and award-winning blogger behind A Girl's Guide To Project Management. She's passionate about demystifying project management and making tools and techniques work in the real world. She's also the author of several books including the PMI bestseller, Collaboration Tools for Project Managers.
Elizabeth lives in the UK with her family. She uses her organisation and project management skills at home, and also to help other bloggers at Totally Organised Blogging.


  1. I have to download the templates so many times but it keeps requesting me to sign up which I already am…please help!!!


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