RACI Charts (Roles and Responsibilities Matrix)

Clearly defined roles a responsibilities pave the way for successful project execution, and RACI charts are a simple, straightforward tool for achieving this aim.  A RACI chart is simply a table that lists job titles or functions across the top row, responsibilities or tasks down the left-hand column, and the following terms to link everything together:

Responsible – the person responsible for completing a given task

Accountable – the person to makes sure the work gets done, and/or that the right decision gets made

Consulted – one or more people who must be consulted with, prior to a given task being completed

Informed – one or more people who must be informed after a task is completed or a decision is made

Check out racichart.org for more examples and an Excel template.  Also consider MetaTeam as an Excel alternative – they have a fantastic website.

 

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