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Responsibility Assignment Matrix
« on: October 05, 2016, 04:46:38 pm »
What is a Responsibility Assignment Matrix? What is its use?


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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2016, 03:03:02 am »
Projects can involve large numbers of people often from different departments, functions and divisions of the business. The project manager is accountable for the project but this does not mean he is solely responsible for all the work involved.
A Responsibility Matrix is used to define who in the project is responsible for individual tasks and deliverables. Hence, by forming a matrix  with the work/project breakdown structure, responsibilities can be assigned to the team members.

A responsibility assignment matrix(RAM), also known as RACI matrix or Linear responsibility chart(LRC), describes the participation of project members in various roles for completing tasks/deliverables for a successful completion of any project or business process.It is especially useful in clarifying roles and responsibilities in a cross-functional/departmental projects and processes.

RACI refers to Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, and Informed.

One who work to achieve the task. There is at least one role with a participation type of responsible, although others can be delegated to assist in the work required
Accountable (Approver):
One who is ultimately answerable for the accurate completion of the deliverables, and he is the one who delegates the work to those responsible. An accountable must approve the work that Responsible provides. There must be only one Accountable specified for each task/deliverable.
Consulted (Consultant or counsel):
Also referred as subject matter experts with whom there is a two-way communication.
Those who are updated on the progress, often only on completion of the task/deliverable and with them there is just one-way communication.
Very often the role that is accountable for a task/deliverable may also be responsible for completing it (indicated on the matrix for role accountable for it, but no role responsible for its completion is mentioned, then it is implied). Also recommended that each role in a project for each task receives just one of the participation types. In case more than one participation type is shown, it implies that participation has not yet been fully resolved, which can impede the value of this technique in clarifying the participation of each role on each task.[/left]