Projects optimally progress toward the achievement of their ultimate goals when team members individually and collectively contribute to the completion of project tasks in a non-redundant fashion. While project schedules should assign individuals or groups of individuals to each task, the schedule itself is not likely to include minute tasks or to clearly assign the very specific nuanced contribution of each individual within a group assigned to a task. Another tool, the roles and responsibilities matrix, provides the needed performance assignment clarity for those minute undocumented tasks and group activities; helping eliminate the risk of redundantly performed work that would unnecessarily slow progress and raise costs.
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