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Responsible Role

The Responsible Role indicates the person who is responsible for ensuring that a Task is completed. TaskMap normally displays the Responsible Role under an arc above the Task shape as shown immediately below. TaskMap Professional provides an alternate display format as shown at the bottom of this help page.

The list of Responsible and Supporting Roles can be edited by clicking on the Customize Role Names button bar on the TaskMap toolbar.

Hint: Generally, the Responsible Role should not be the name of a team or group. It should name the individual with overall responsibility for completing the task.

Hint: Do not use a person's name as the Responsible Role, but use the name of their role in the organization instead. Otherwise, TaskMaps will become obsolete with personnel changes in the organization.

Adding Hyperlinks

Visio and TaskMap allow you to create a hyperlink from a Responsible Role to almost any electronic object that is located on your computer, on your organization's intranet or on the Internet. For example, you can link to web pages, spreadsheets, documents, PDF files, email addresses, executable programs and even to other pages within your TaskMap drawing file.

Hyperlinking can turn an ordinary process map into an extremely valuable resource – you can create a dashboard or navigation tool that connects people to a wealth of supporting materials, all within the context of a work process.


See also Supporting Role.

Alternate Display Format (Professional ONLY)

TaskMap Professional provides an alternate display format using TaskMap Data Graphics. The default display for a sample TaskMap is shown below:

If you turn off the display of Responsible Role using the Task Display Options button on the TaskMap Toolbar, and select the Show Responsible Role data graphic, the same map will look like this:

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