RACI Matrices for Architect-led Work

A typical change project or transformation programme requires two, three or four people playing these four roles:

Manager accountable for time and cost

Lead architect accountable for overall and non-functional quality.

Lead analyst or product owner accountable for functional quality

Business change director accountable for business readiness.

Go to Avancier Methods for details of processes and documentation.

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1st level matrix: tailor and complete for your bid, programme or project

The matrix assumes accountability can be shared. If you donít accept that, then choose one to be wholly accountable.

PMO

Architecture

Business

Operations

INITIATE

Solution manager

Enterprise or solution architect

Business change director

Operations architect

Establish capability

A

 

 

 

Establish the context

A

R

R

R

Scope the endeavour

A

A, R

R

I

Get vision approved

A

R

R

I

ARCHITECT

Solution manager

Solution architect

Business change director

Operations architect

Understand the baseline

A

A, R

R

C

Review results of initiation

A

A, R

R

I

Clarify NFRs

A

A, R

C

C

Design the target

A

A, R

R

R

PLAN

Solution manager

Solution architect

Business change director

Operations architect

Select suppliers

A,R

R

C

C

Plot migration path

A

A, R

R

C

Review the business case

A,R

C

R

I

Plan delivery

A,R

R

R

I

GOVERN

Delivery/Service manager

Solution architect

Business change director

Operations architect

Hand over to delivery

A,R

A,R

I

I

Govern delivery

I

A,R

I

I

Monitor the portfolios

 

 

 

 

Respond to operational change

 

 

 

 

MANAGE

Relevant manager

Solution architect

Business change director

Operations architect

Manage stakeholders

A

R

A, R

 

Manage requirements

A

C

A, R

I

Manage the business case

A

C

R

I

Manage readiness and risks

A

R

A, R

A

Manage change

A

C

A, R

R

 

2nd level matrix: tailor and complete for your bid, programme or project

INITIATE

Tailor deliverables below

Add the selected artefacts

Solution

manager

Solution

architect

Business

analyst

Application

architect

Data

architect

Software

architect

Technology

architect

Operations

architect

Establish capability

Inputs: Business Mission, Drivers, Vision and Strategy

Request For Architecture Work

Architecture Organisation

Architecture Processes

Viewpoint Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Establish the context

Architecture Principles And Policies

Standards And Regulations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scope the endeavour

Stakeholder Communication Plan

Goals, Objectives, Requirements

Solution Vision

Scope Definition Artefacts

Architecture Project Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get vision approved

Business Case Ė Approved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARCHITECT

 

Solution

manager

Solution

architect

Business

analyst

Application

architect

Data

architect

Software

architect

Technology

architect

Operations

architect

Understand the baseline

Solution Outline - Baseline

Architecture Repository

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review results of initiation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clarify NFRs

NFRs

Business & IT Readiness Survey†††

RAID Catalogue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design the target

Solution Outline - Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLAN

 

Solution

manager

Solution

architect

Business

analyst

Application

architect

Data

architect

Software

architect

Technology

architect

Operations

architect

Select suppliers

Supplier Contracts

Supplier Management Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plot migration path

RAID Catalogue - revised

Prioritised Change List

Migration Path

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review the business case

Business Case - Revised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plan delivery

Road Map

Programme/Project Plans

Project Compliance Plan

Compliance Review Checklists

Architecture Contracts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOVERN

 

Solution

manager

Solution

architect

Business

analyst

Application

architect

Data

architect

Software

architect

Technology

architect

Operations

architect

Hand over to delivery

Project Compliance Plan - revised

Architecture Contracts - revised

Project Initiation Documents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Govern delivery

Compliance Reports

Change Requests

Operational SLAs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor the portfolios

Portfolio Catalogues

Change Plans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respond to operational change

Compliance Reports

Change Requests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANAGE

 

Solution

manager

Solution

architect

Business

analyst

Application

architect

Data

architect

Software

architect

Technology

architect

Operations

architect

Manage stakeholders

Stakeholder Communication Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manage requirements

Goals, Objectives, Requirements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manage the business case

Business Case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manage readiness and risks

Business & IT Readiness Survey††† RAID Catalogue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manage change

Change Requests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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