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. 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.