DACI Decision Framework

DACI is a decision-making framework for recording roles and responsibilities, especially in work that requires multiple teams or departments.

DACI stands for:

  • Driver (ex: Darth Vader)
  • Approver (ex: Emperor Palpatine)
  • Contributors (ex: Grand Moff Tarkin, Admiral Motti, General Tagge, General Bast)
  • Informed (ex: Regional Governors)

Examples inspired by excellent write up on DACI at my work at Puppet.

Key questions...

  • Who is responsible for making sure this work is happening?
  • Who authorized this work and is responsible for approving it?
  • Who is expected to weigh in or contribute to the project?
  • Who needs to know about this work?

See also

  • [[!RACI decision framework]]