Roles and Responsibilities – RACI and Role Communication Templates

Documenting and communicating the roles and responsibilities of each person involved in a project, be they team members or stakeholders, is an extremely important step, and not one that should be underestimated.  Not only is this important in a project but also in an operational team.

Clear roles and responsibilities can help avoid confusion and conflict and that makes for a happy team.

Here’s a few pointers:

  • Make it an item on your project plan to create roles and responsibilities (R&Rs) and to revise them so you don’t wait until it is a problem before you revisit it
  • Document and agree R&Rs to help resolve uncertainties and conflicts swiftly
  • Communicate them to everyone so there is no confusion
  • Discuss the role and responsibilities of each team member or stakeholder with them so they understand it and have the opportunity to modify them
  • Make sure your R&Rs cover Everyone!

Download your copy of a RACI (Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed) Matrix template and an example of one of the ways you can communicate the key components of each team member or stakeholders role.  This can be used in a terms of reference or scoping document or any form of communication regarding the team make up.

Your Roles and Responsibilities download zip file will contain:

  1. RACI Matrix template in Excel
  2. Role Structure and Communication template in PowerPoint

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  10 comments for “Roles and Responsibilities – RACI and Role Communication Templates

    October 25, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Awesome blog, it’s just like a game for me! It’s so infomative and usefull, thanks a lot! If you post more of this great stuff, I’ll visit your blog again!

  2. December 12, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Kindly send me the RACI template form and another for roles and responsibilities

  3. Ahmad
    December 18, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Thanks a lot for the template and I really liked the idea of asking the team member to fill their own role description!

  4. K. S. Songa
    January 29, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Thank you. hope to keep reading the materials

  5. martin a boakai
    January 30, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    i shall be much grateful if you can please let me have one of the template as am much interested in it.thank.

    • Louise Ledbrook
      February 25, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      You can download it from this page

  6. Primrose
    March 2, 2012 at 7:36 am

    How can I do if i need unswer from my assignment.
    list five roles and responsibilities of local welfare offices as service provider in south africa

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