It’s February, and the change of seasons is fast approaching, so now seemed like a great time to talk about Change Management. Change management is a complex, and often overlooked, component of projects. It’s critical, however, to understand that change must be managed since it is an inherent part of every project.
RACI is an acronym that stands for responsible, accountable, consulted and informed.
A RACI chart is a matrix of all the activities or decision making authorities undertaken in an organization set against all the people or roles. At each intersection of activity and role it is possible to assign somebody responsible, accountable, consulted or informed for that activity or decision.
When you hear these types of comments in an organization a RACI Analysis may be overdue:
‘My boss always overrules my decisions whenever she wants’.
‘The approval process for even the simplest item takes so long today’.
‘It seems everyone is putting together a spreadsheet on the same data’.
‘Things are always slipping through the cracks’.
‘I have the responsibility, but not the authority to get the job done’.