Responsibility Assignment Matrix – RACCI Matrix

Responsibility Assignment Matrix – RACCI Matrix

The Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RACCI Matrix) describes the participation by various roles in completing tasks or deliverable for a project or business process.  It is especially useful in clarifying roles and responsibilities in cross-functional/departmental projects and processes.

Responsible (Recommender / Driver / Performer) – Those responsible for the performance of the task. There should be exactly one person with this assignment for each task.

Accountable (Final Approving Authority)  – The one ultimately answerable for the correct and thorough completion of the deliverable or task, and the one who delegates the work to those responsible.

Consulted (Contributor / Counsel) – Those whose opinions are sought; and with whom there is two-way communication.

Control – The person/function reviewing the result of the activity (other than the accountable). He or she has a right of veto; his or her advice is binding.

Informed – Those who are kept up-to-date on progress; and with whom there is one-way communication.

Responsibility Assignment Matrix – RACCI Matrix

Business Owner vs IT Manager (Application Management Responsibilities)

The roles of Application Business Owner and Application IT Manager are often not clearly defined within an Organizational setup or not well understood.  The definition of these two roles are quintessential to ensure that responsibilities and accountabilities are appropriately placed for the Management of an IT Application.

Application Business Owner Accountabilities

  • Determine Business Criticality, Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO).
  • Data Ownership – Identify, Classify and Protect Data.
  • Application Access Control Ownership – Ensure that access to the application, on both the Business and IT side, are as per the Need-To-Have Principle.
  • Responsible for the Application’s Information Security Governance and Control and Regulatory Compliance.

Application IT Manager Responsibilities

  • Implement IT controls to Protect Data.
  • Ensure that access to the application , on the IT side, are as per Need-To-Have Principle.
  • Support the Application Business Owner by providing oversight of IT implementation and processes.

 

Business Owner vs IT Manager (Application Management Responsibilities)