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Responsibility assignment matrix (RACI)     Print

A RACI matrix, also called Linear Responsibility Chart (LRC) or Responsability Assignement Matrix (RAM) 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 name RACI is an acronym, derived from the initial letters of Responsible – Accountable – Consulted - Informed.

  • Responsible

Those who do the work to achieve the task. There is typically one role with a participation type of Responsible, although others can be delegated to assist in the work required.

  • Accountable (also Approver or final Approving authority)

Those who are ultimately accountable for the correct and thorough completion of the deliverable or task, and the one to whom Responsible is accountable. In other words, an Accountable must sign off (Approve) on work that Responsible provides. There must be only one Accountable specified for each task or deliverable.

  • Consulted

Those whose opinions are sought; and with whom there is two-way communication.

  • Informed

Those who are kept up-to-date on progress, often only on completion of the task or deliverable; and with whom there is just one-way communication.


English Dutch French
Authority matrix Verantwoordelijkheidsmatrix Matrice des responsabilités
Accountability Bevoegd,
aan wie Verantwoording verschuldigd is
Responsability Verantwoordelijk Responsabilité (Réalise)
Consulted Geraadpleegd Consulté
Informed Geïnformeerd Informé

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