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Particulariy in projects, decision making is important. Thats why we provide this DACI matrix. Which is basically another version of the more commonly known RACI matrix. Both are used to centralize decision making, and clarify who can re-open discussions, is the DACI matrix. It is found in Six Sigma literature.
By going through each process step (activity) you can appoint several responsibilities (D/A/C/I) for each role involved. A discussion about this will make sure everybody understands it’s part of the process, which will make the work go much smoother.
- D for Driver: a single driver of overall project like the person steering a car
- A for Approver: one or more approver(s) who make most project decisions, and are responsible if it fails.
- C for Contributor: are the worker-bees who are responsible for deliverables, and with whom there is two-way communication
- I for Inform: Those who are impacted by the project and are provided status and informed of decisions; and with whom there is one-way communication.
The DACI model is based on the RACI matrix. Both are Responsibility assignment matrices, which is a is a very powerful tool to ensure all roles in a company/process are aligned.
Please note a role doesn’t necessarily mean a job position. It can be different. The DACI model or matrix is used to describe the responsibilities of various roles in project tasks or deliverables.
We provide a professional Excel template for the DACI chart, also known as: 'Responsibility assignment matrix'.
There are a number of alternatives to the DACI participation types which are also explained in this template:
- RACI or RASCI matrix (RASIC)
- RACI-VS matrix
- RACIO or CAIRO matrix
In order to rapidly manifest your needs, you need to get clear on paper exactly what it is that you want to achieve with your project team. This DACI chart template will help you structure your thoughts into activities in detail. Our Project management templates are helping you to reach the next level of success in your work and business.