All projects, regardless of their type and size, need agreement on:
- Who decides the what must be done
- Who provides the budget
- Who provides the resources
- Who authorises any changes
- Who defines the required standards
While a project manager could decide all the above, unless the key stakeholders agree, then the project will not be able to progress and could potentially fail.
It really matters to have a structure in place and a list of roles and responsibilities of who does what, no matter type and size of the project.
I like to use a RACI chart because this helps break down all the tasks, deliverables and information about who does what in relation to the tasks.
This is critical to the success of any project, regardless of type and size.
Some individuals may play more than one role simultaneously within a project. It really matters that everyone understands and is clear on the role they play to know what responsibilities they have in making decisions, taking actions, reporting, and/or reviewing.
Use the RACI Chart Template to help you identify and provide a clear definition of the roles and responsibilities that each individual plays.
Print it out. Put in shared areas. Contextualise it. Make it work for you. For your business.
I trust this has been useful and that it brings some value and insights and maybe leads to some action and change around this topic for you.
by Alexandra Egan
Domino Effect Consulting & Facilitating – www.alexandraegan.com.au R.E.S.E.T Your Thinking
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