A Leader’s Guide To Deciding: What, When, and How To Decide

I liked this @stevesi piece and its emphasis on the decision-making role of the CEO. In PM-speak, it’s a responsibility assignment matrix (RAM) framework designed for a leader herself. This approach corrects the deliverables-focused tendency and problematic terminology of most RAMs. A senior leader will likely not drive the definition of his role(s) in standard frameworks — RACI, PARIS, etc. — and may not get the full richness of her role as “accountable, responsible, etc.”

While Sinovsky poses this against the RAM constructs, I propose that they’re complimentary. The traditional RAM is a better fit for work done by the core project team, there’s something different about “leader work” that he’s captured. Perhaps these categories would be useful in building a sponsor assignment matrix for at-risk deliverables, communication events, etc.

Source: A Leader’s Guide To Deciding: What, When, and How To Decide

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