An issue log is a key project document. It is used to track and monitor the resolution of issues.

The format for an issue log is frequently a table. Organizations and projects will vary in the formats and which information is tracked in the log. In the example shown below, each issue is given an identifier, a short name or title, a description, a priority, a list of involved stakeholders, a date for resolution, and an owner. The owner is the person responsible for follow-up on the issue.

Issue Log - Example

An example of an issue log.

Related: manage project team, control communications, control stakeholder engagement, action item list, and risk register.