This record might be used as legal evidence if there is a dispute about the outcome of the project such as a cost overrun. To facilitate this, entries should be indelible, time-stamped and signed so that they may not be easily altered in retrospect. The details kept would typically include a record of the time and content of communications such as orders and instructions; events, incidents and their remediation; and the names of the people and parties responsible.
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- Nick Graham (2014), "Project Log Checklist", Project Management Checklists For Dummies, John Wiley & Sons, p. 126, ISBN 9781118931431
- Randy R. Rapp (2011), "Recovery Project Diary", Disaster Recovery Project Management: Bringing Order from Chaos, Purdue University Press, p. 144–5, ISBN 9781557535887