What is an authority matrix? An authority matrix organizes tasks or decisions based on the responsibility of each person or group involved. For a given task or decision, a particular person or group may need to know about the task or decision, inform others about it, support it, actually perform the task or make the decision, approve it, or not be involved for this part of the project.
With SmartDraw, assigning project responsibility is quick and easy. You can choose an authority matrix template and start capturing who has decision making power for various aspects of your project or program.
Once you have your authority structure documented, your project is ready to be planned and managed. As it progresses, everyone will be clear about which decisions require approval and which person(s) or team(s) have the authority to approve or disapprove them.
You and your team can work on the same authority matrix by sharing it on your included online account or by using your favorite file sharing apps like Dropbox®, Google Drive™, Box® or OneDrive®. You can also share files with non SmartDraw users by simply emailing them a link.