Definition of DRI (Directly Responsible Individual)

The employee who is directly responsible for the success or failure of a project or task. He or she is the person who has the final say on all decisions related to the project or task, and they are accountable for ensuring that it is completed on time, within the specified budget, and to the required quality standards. This person is responsible for coordinating with stakeholders, setting priorities, making decisions, and resolving issues. This person is also responsible for communicating the progress of the project or task to stakeholders and ensuring that everyone is aligned.

Example: The Engineering Manager was the DRI for the task, and reported progress to leadership.

Variations: task owner, point person

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The definition for "DRI (Directly Responsible Individual)" was last updated in 2023.

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Date: 06/19/2024

Word: Close It Out

Definition: To mark something as completed.

Example: This task has been fixed, so let's close it out within the task tracker.

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