RACI Responsibility Matrix, sometimes also just RACI Matrix. It is one of the methods used to assign and display responsibilities of individuals or jobs in a task (project, service or process) in the organization. RACI is an acronym from the initial letters of words:
- R - Responsible - who is responsible for carrying out the entrusted task?
- A - Accountable (also Approver) - who is responsible for the whole task and who is responsible for what has been done?
- C - Consulted - who can provide valuable advice or consultation for the task?
- I - Informed - who should be informed about the task progress or the decisions in the task?
Use of the RACI matrix in practice: RACI matrix is used for the allocation and assignment of responsibilities to the team members in projects, processes or their parts. The letters used in the matrix are R A C I. There is a rule applied that the overall responsibility (A - Accountability) has the only one person. The people involved (R - Responsibility) should be adequate to the task. Method RACI is a simple form of competency model.