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Responsibility assignment matrix

Responsibility assignment matrix
RACI is an acronym derived from the four key responsibilities most typically used: Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, and Informed.[6] Key responsibility roles (RACI model)[edit] Responsible (also Recommender) Those who do the work to achieve the task.[7] There is at least one role with a participation type of responsible, although others can be delegated to assist in the work required (see also RASCI below for separately identifying those who participate in a supporting role). Accountable (also Approver or final approving authority) The one ultimately answerable for the correct and thorough completion of the deliverable or task, and the one who delegates the work to those responsible.[7] In other words, an accountable must sign off (approve) work that responsible provides. Consulted (sometimes Consultant or counsel) Those whose opinions are sought, typically subject matter experts; and with whom there is two-way communication.[7] Informed (also Informee) Role distinction[edit] PARIS[edit]

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Project management History[edit] Henry Gantt (1861–1919), the father of planning and control techniques PERT and CPM are very similar in their approach but still present some differences. CPM is used for projects that assume deterministic activity times; the times at which each activity will be carried out are known. PERT, on the other hand, allows for stochastic activity times; the times at which each activity will be carried out are uncertain or varied. Because of this core difference, CPM and PERT are used in different contexts. Overview on the Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RACI) The Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM) is also referred to as RACI Matrix or Linear Responsibility Chart. This describes the contribution of various roles in completing responsibilities or deliverables for a project or business process. It is especially useful in clarification of roles in cross functional units. This matrix is created with the vertical axis column having tasks from a work breakdown structure (WBS) or deliverables from a Product Breakdown structure (PBS) and a horizontal row axis having roles that might be taken from an organizational chart. A simple example of a RACI matrix extract for a project is as below.

Kickoff meeting The Kickoff Meeting is the first meeting with the project team and the client of the project. This meeting would follow definition of the base elements for the project and other project planning activities. This meeting introduces the members of the project team and the client and provides the opportunity to discuss the role of each team member. Other base elements in the project that involve the client may also be discussed at this meeting (schedule, status reporting, etc.). The basic format of a kickoff meeting includes the roles of and contributions from the stakeholders.

How to Create a RACI Matrix - Project Management Delegation Tool What is a RACI Matrix? The RACI matrix is a type of responsibility assignment matrix (RAM) which is used to delegate tasks, activities, milestones, or decisions to project team members in order to clarify expectations on their level of participation. Each team member is designated a role in the RACI hierarchy which is an acronym that stands for (Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed). Responsible members are persons whose contributions and efforts result in a tangible deliverable or completed task. Responsible participants work "in the trenches" and have a broad knowledge base of the task at hand. For each task or activity, only one team member should be assigned the responsible role.

How to Start a Project: On Your Marks, Get Set, Go October 25, 2008 | Author: PM Hut | Filed under: Communications Management, Project Management Best Practices How to Start a Project: On Your Marks, Get Set, Go By Carlos Urrutia After spending several years managing project managers for various technology organizations, I always get amazed to find out that many project managers struggle on how to get a project started. They are assigned a new project, and for many weeks and sometimes months they don’t know what to do to move their project forward, and little or nothing gets done during that time. The RACI Matrix - Project Management Tools from MindTools Structuring Accountabilities For Maximum Efficiency and Results Related variants: ARCI, RASCI, RASIC, RACI-V and CAIRO © iStockphoto Teamwork is often seen as an effective way to accomplish work goals. And there is no doubt that when teams work well together the results can be impressive. Unfortunately, the opposite is true and all too common: Teams that fail to work well can also fail to deliver the desired results.

Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM) A Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM), (also known as RACI matrix or Linear Responsibility Chart (LRC)), describes the participation by various roles in completing tasks or deliverables for a project or business process. It is especially useful in clarifying roles and responsibilities in cross-functional/departmental projects and processes. The matrix is typically created with a vertical axis (left-hand column) of tasks (e.g., from a work breakdown structure WBS) or deliverables (e.g., from a product breakdown structure PBS), and a horizontal axis (top row) of roles (e.g., from an organizational chart) - as illustrated in the image of an example responsibility assignment (or RACI) matrix. There is a distinction between a role and individually identified people: a role is a descriptor of an associated set of tasks; may be performed by many people; and one person can perform many roles.

Project management software History[edit] In the early days, project management software ran on big mainframe computers and was used only in large projects. These early systems were limited in their capabilities and, by today's standards, were difficult to use. Tasks and activities[edit] Scheduling[edit] International Association for Human Resource Information Management The International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM) is a professional association for information management in human resources founded in 1980. IHRIM home page Formed when HR and IT professionals found themselves needing mediators, IHRIM is the only Professional Human Resource Association dedicated to the HRIS and HR Technology professions.

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