So, in an (granted, self-perceived) futile effort of reviewing/updating a RACI spreadsheet that involved effort by both development and infrastructure groups, it dawned on me yet again after the discussion on it that a RACI chart is another organizational dysfunctional cover up to a silo’d / turf environment where no one wants to admit something is wrong with the structure (the elephant in the room); that or be accountable for work. A RACI chart no matter how you look at or how perfect it is, leads to a potential missing item that results in work not being done. But do to different groups of all whom don’t have same priorities results in “not my job” finger pointing exercise. In an environment where the teams have the same vision (i.e. on the same organizational journey) this would not be an issue as they identify the missing task and work as a team to determine who should work on it. (in fact, teams would self-identify / self-take the work to be done).
Am I wrong in these fragmented thoughts? (or has it been just one of those messed up weeks?)
Note: not sure where this should have been categorized under so if there is better spot I apologize