The 'Project Scout' however uses the Risk Log as their weapon of choice. The 'Project Scout' uses the plan to know where their team is, but the RAID is their binoculars or radar. The 'Project Scouts' are looking forward to see what is going to trip their teams up, what dependencies are coming up and most important what risks are likely to occur. Their counter-attack is the risk mitigation plan and contingency plans. The 'Project Scout' is knocking the blockers and problems out of the way before their teams even reach that task. They are neutralising those risks through active risk mitigation activities.
The 'Project Tracker' is a passive role - the 'Project Scout' is an active one. To be a successful Project Manager you need to be a Scout not a Tracker.