What is RACI in project management?


RACI stands for Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, and Informed and it's a framework used in project management to define the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in a project. It's essentially a way to clearly communicate who does what on a project.

Here's a breakdown of what each letter represents:

Responsible (R): The person who actually gets the work done for a specific task.

Accountable (A): The person who owns the final deliverable and ensures it meets the required standards. There can only be one accountable person per task.

Consulted (C): Someone whose expertise or input is valuable to completing the task. They should be involved in discussions and consulted before final decisions are made.

Informed (I): People who need to be kept up-to-date on the progress of the task but don't necessarily need to be involved in the details.

By using a RACI chart, which is a table that lists project tasks and stakeholders along with their RACI designations, project managers can ensure everyone is clear on their roles and avoid confusion or wasted effort.

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