When I was working at HubSpot, one of the most popular tools (if not the most popular) for project management was the DARCI model.
It almost became synonymous with project management because it allowed to define who to work with and in what capacity when you needed to execute on a project or an initiative in an organisation that is quite complex when it comes to working cross-functionally.
But the DARCI framework is just a part of project management if you choose to use it. There's so much more to managing a project as I've covered previously so with this post I want to explain what the DARCI model is and give you my recommendation on how and when to use it.
So what's DARCI in Project Management?
DARCI stands for Decision-Maker, Accountable, Responsible, Consulted and Informed.
There are other versions of it such as RACI which is what you'll find in PMI's PMBOK for project management. RACI is the same as DARCI but excludes the Decision-Maker.
In essence, the DARCI framework serves to identify the roles and responsibilities of a given project.