The RACI Technique for Business Analysts
The role of a Business Analyst within the project environment is to engage with a multitude of stakeholders (technical and business people) about their requirements and needs for a considered solution.
To avoid speaking with the wrong people or perhaps engaging people at the wrong level of the organisation at the wrong time in the project life cycle, it is essential for the Business Analyst to work out who should be engaged with and to what extent during the project life cycle.
The RACI technique can be applied as a core technique by Business Analysts for this purpose to drive all the business analysis communication, requirements elicitation engagement activities. It can also drive requirements reviews and approval cycles.
you can read more about how the RACI model is applied in the context of Business Analysis.
Unfortunately in some projects there is a tendency for the project manager to identify and develop the RACI model without the input of the Business Analyst
. This often causes a mismatch in how stakeholders are being engaged with during the project life cycle by different project team members.
⇒ In what ways are you avoiding this from happening?