Try using a RACI Chart with your next project

RACI Charts, for anyone not already familiar, are terrific for quickly defining individual roles within a process, team, or even project. Defining clear responsibility and accountability will help to ensure everyone on your team knows his or her role, and the roles of other team members.

A RACI Chart is a simple matrix of task responsibilities. Typically, tasks are listed down the left column, while individuals or roles are named along the top. Then, in each cell within the matrix, you define the individual’s responsibility with regard to the task.


RACI Chart

An individual’s responsibility with regard to a task is designated using one of three roles – Responsible (R), Accountable (A), Consulted (C), or Informed (I).

Responsible – Primary person doing most of the work to accomplish the given task

Accountable – Individual with overall responsibility to ensure the task is completed

Consulted – One or more people who will contribute to the task being completed

Informed – One or more people who will be informed of progress

I would encourage everyone to consider making the RACI Chart part of your Project Manager tool set.

Click here to download our free RACI Chart, Excel template.

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Try using a RACI Chart with your next project
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Try using a RACI Chart with your next project
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