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RACI Chart Template

RACI Chart Template

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RACI Matrix Template

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RACI Chart Example

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Work Breakdown Structure Example

Project Charter Template

Project Charter Template

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Guide and Best Practices

A RACI matrix is a tool that is used to define the roles and responsibilities of a project team. RACI stands for Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, and Informed. Each letter represents a level of task responsibility.

How to use the RACI matrix

  • Identify the roles of the project. In a table, write these down at the top.
  • You can choose to either mention them by their functional role or name. Select a Creately RACI chart template to start right away.
  • Break the project down to project deliverables. Write these down on the column on the left. Based on the tasks you have listed, decide which responsibilities each role should have.
  • Those who will be working on completing the task should be marked under Responsible.
  • The person who owns the task and is responsible for delegating work and reviewing the final deliverables before the project is deemed complete should be marked under Accountable. There could be only one person in this category per task.
  • Then consider who should be reached out to get information useful to complete each project task. They should be grouped as Consulted.
  • Anyone who you should keep on the loop regarding the project progress comes under Informed.
  • Once your Creately RACI matrix is complete, share it with the rest of the team to understand their opinion and see whether they agree on the responsibilities assigned to them.
  • You can also share the chart with external stakeholders to get their opinion with Review only access to the Creately document.

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