RACI is a method to assign activities (functions or tasks) to functional areas (roles).
Acronym RACI stands for:
- Responsible - This position is responsible that work is done (they are “doers”).
- Accountable - position with responsibility and authority to approve/disapprove task or action
- Consulted - person(s) who has to be consulted about task or action and who need to provide an input. They are “kept in the loop” by two-way communication.
- Informed - person(s) who need to be informed about the task or action. They are “kept in the picture” by one-way communication.
It can be used whenever there is a need to clearly define duties, for example to define responsibilities within project team, to define “as is” and “to be” states or to distinguish between duties of customer and supplier.
You can use this template to prepare a draft for responsibilities in a project, for example a barbecue.