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The responsibility matrix is often referred to as a RACI ("Ray-Cee") matrix or RASIC ("Ray-Sick") matrix. The acronyms represent each level of potential responsibility.

RResponsible

AAccountable

CConsulted

Ilnformed

RResponsible

AApprove

SSupport

Ilnformed

CConsulted

Update project organization Also previously mentioned in the project definition document, this section lists all of the individuals, business units, and organizations involved in the project, the role(s) each is expected to play, and an indication of how they relate to one another. A project organization chart as shown in Figure 5.6 is highly recommended here.

Figure 5.6. A project organization chart for an outsourced software development initiative.

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Figure 5.6. A project organization chart for an outsourced software development initiative.

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Determine project costs and budget Now that we have our resource needs and a preliminary schedule, we can tabulate estimated project costs and a phased project budget. We will discuss this in greater detail in Chapter 9, "Determining the Project Budget."

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