Are You RACI Enough ?

My bad, I am not a big fan of RACI matrix (or Responsibility Assignment Matrix). I mean if you’re working in a small product team or company, I am not sure why you need a RACI matrix to tell what you’re responsible for, accountable for, to be consulted or to be informed. If you do, then you’re just not a team player or you don’t know what you are doing – and somehow you need someone to tell you.

If you’re working in a big organization, RACI matrix will only overload you, as no one really know what you are already responsible for, accountable for, to be consulted or to be informed. The project / product owners will just keep adding responsibility to you. After all, who can really differentiate “responsible” and “accountable” ?

My suggestion ? Let the team(s) focus in delivering results, in an empowered and collaborative way. You will be surprised by what the teams can deliver.

Author: Michael Yung

Michael possessed over 30 years of experience in Information Technology with focuses on complex application development, database technologies and IT strategy. He also spent the last 20 years in Internet technology, eCommerce development / operations, web usability, computer security and Public Key Infrastructure technologies.

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