RACI (pronounced as "ray see") is an acronym for Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed. A RACI chart or matrix is a common project management tool for clarifying and communicating roles and responsibilities for project tasks and deliverables. It is used for large projects where people may have specific roles and responsibilities, there may be many different stakeholders, and the project may cross multiple departments.


RACI Matrix Template

for Excel and Google Sheets
RACI Matrix Template


⤓ Excel (.xlsx)
For: Excel 2010 or later
⤓ Google Sheets

License Agreement: Private Use (not for distribution or resale)


Our free RACI matrix template is designed to be simple and easy to customize. The color-coding within the matrix is automated using conditional formatting. Assign the R, A, C or I values by selecting from a drop-down box, or enter combined roles such as A/R. you can edit the table of abbreviations and descriptions to use this template for other variants of this method, such as DRASCI, RASI, RASIC, CAIRO, etc.

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References and Resources

To learn more about how to use a RACI chart to improve the efficiency of your projects, see the following resources:

  • Guide to RACI at smartsheet.com - A quick guide to using a RACI chart.
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix at wikipedia.org - Defines and describes the use of a RACI matrix for tracking roles and responsibilities, but also describes that many different variants (DRASCI, RASIC, etc.)


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