R A C I

Now you have your Project Management Team and each Team Member has a Job Description for their part in your project.

The RACI Chart is a perfect tool for listing and reporting who is responsible, who is accountable, who is to be consulted, and who just needs to be kept informed.

Remember:

 

    Responsibility means the obligation to carry out the assigned duties.

 

    Accountability means being answerable for the actions taken and the results.                      A person should not be held accountable without being given the

                   needed Authority.

    Authority means the right (power) to apply resources, make decisions, give

                   approvals, and issue orders.

Consult on a RACI Chart means the people to be asked, before proceeding.

Informed on a RACI Chart means the people who you just have to let them know

                    what is going on.

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Project Steps

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The video gives some things to watch for in your RACI Chart.  They are:

               1. Only one A per Activity; but every Activity must have one A

               2. Too many R's for an Activity and people might be getting in each

                   others' way. Need at least one R to get the Activity done.

               3. Too many C's and the risk of paralysis by analysis; too much talk and

                    not enough action. No C's might indicate a lack of team input or lack of

                     communication.

              

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