The RACI Matrix – Who’s Responsible, Accountable, Consulted… and kept Informed


The RACI matrix is a formal way of establishing the role for each stakeholder/participant whenever multiple parties are involved.

We are doing it (Multiple Responsibles is possible)
The Golden rule (Only one Accountable for each task)
We know/share (Communication flows both ways – Consulted)
Want to know (One way only. Keep them, well… Informed)


In a nutshell:
R(esponsible) – Who is responsible for actually doing it?
A(ccountable) – Who has authority to approve or disapprove it?
C(onsulted) – Who has needed input about the task?
I(Informed, kept) – Who needs to be kept informed about the task?

Grigor wrote a good post on RACI matrix and how to do it. Now available here.

A fast definition with an effective example is the Time to Market Nautical example.

Wikipedia is (also) your friend -check the RACI Matrix information.

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9 Responses to “The RACI Matrix – Who’s Responsible, Accountable, Consulted… and kept Informed”

  1. Grigor Says:

    Hi,
    thanks for the link.

  2. rumagoso Says:

    We do need more Responsible people around us. Thank you Grigor.

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  4. bernie Says:

    Thanks for the posting, I just a newbie in such thing..

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  6. Cleopatra Fitzgerald Says:

    Stakeholders come in varied fields and have different interests.
    The RACI Matrix nicely points out how to engage stakeholders for improvement in the workplace. The RACI is a head-on approach that
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  9. Jake Says:

    Thanks for the post. Another good article is: http://www.projectsmart.co.uk/raci-matrix.php

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