Definition – The RASCI matrix is a project management tool which helps to clarify the roles and responsibilities of different organisations and people in complex structures. RASCI is an acronym derived from the five key criteria most typically used: Responsible, Accountable, Supporting, Consulted and Informed.
Relevance to SUMP – A RASCI matrix can be used to clarify responsibilities during the preparation and the implementation of a SUMP, for example, in the context of stakeholder mapping:
- Responsible: this partner is in charge of completing the task.
- Accountable: this partner endorses the result of the task.
- Supporting: this partner delivers input that can help the responsible body achieve the task completion.
- Consulted: this partner needs to be asked for feedback, and feedback needs to be taken into account.
- Informed: this partners needs to be kept up to date with the progress of the plan development.