Responsibility Definition

What is a responsibility?

Let us define Responsibility

The definition of responsibility: a responsibility is the set of tasks, activities, or actions an actor is expected to perform, or allowed to do, according to his or her role.

Example: The responsibility of an Elderly Woman (Actor) as a Shopper (Role) on a webshop (System) is to Register for the Webshop (Task), Add Items to A Cart (Task), and Pay For the Items (Task).

Geometric Shape

The shape for responsibility in Dragon1 is a wire frame checkbox:

responsibility geometric shape

'Responsibility' has important relationships with 'Actor' and 'Role'.

A responsibility defines the task an actor is expected to do because of its role (its position in a process).

In a responsibility assignment matrix you can create an overview of project tasks and responsibilities of actors.

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