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RACI: Delegation of Accountability?



I'm getting a RACI done for a project.

I'm having trouble deciding for those 3 peoples:
- Executive [A]
- Director [A]
- Project Manager [R]

The executive has delegated all project responsibilities to the director, however I'm not confortable having 2 people accountable [A].

How would you record/dpcument this?

Gonzague.
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Executive in this case should then be Consulted [C] . The Director then is Accountable [A] and can consult with Executive whenever they want before making decisions
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1 reply by Gonzague PATINIER
Dec 10, 2017 9:41 PM
Gonzague PATINIER
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Thanks Deepesh. Fit perfectly with my project.



Dec 10, 2017 9:23 PM
Replying to Deepesh Rammoorthy, PMP®
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Executive in this case should then be Consulted [C] . The Director then is Accountable [A] and can consult with Executive whenever they want before making decisions
Thanks Deepesh. Fit perfectly with my project.



Gonzague

Move away from sticking to the book definition of RACI

1) I the executive delegated the responsibility and authority to the director, then the executive will be informed of results.

2) If the executive is only delegating some of the responsibility/authority, then the A will be with the executive and Director will need a new abbreviation, maybe Ac (Acknowledge) or E (Endorse)



Responsible (R) is "the doer" while Accountable (A) is the person who must answer for activity status. BUT remember: you can modify the matrix as you want adding or deleting letters.



It has to do with how you define them in your project. However, I am agree with Deepesh.
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1 reply by Stéphane Parent
Dec 11, 2017 9:53 AM
Stéphane Parent
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Sometimes, the definitions are done outside of your project. A good example: financial approvals.



Dec 11, 2017 9:27 AM
Replying to Abolfazl Yousefi Darestani
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It has to do with how you define them in your project. However, I am agree with Deepesh.
Sometimes, the definitions are done outside of your project. A good example: financial approvals.

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