Defining roles: Batman/Robin technique
Have you ever worked on a project where you don't know who is its main responsible? What happens when the responsible person is not present?
To answer this classic project management problem, we found a simple way to define in a fun way the primary and secondary missions of the team members.
List your team's missions
Download the excel attached. Identify the tasks that the team members must perform.
Identify and assign a Batman for each mission
Who's Batman? Batman takes the lead and has more time to deal with the project or perimeter.
Identify missions that CANNOT be interrupted
Ask yourself the question: if this mission is on pause, does it have an immediate and negative impact on society? If the answer is no, you don't need Robin on this mission. If so, continue.
Assign a Robin for vital missions
Who's Robin? Robin supports Batman when he needs help or when Batman is away. The city of Gotham is thus always protected.
Assessing the balance between Batmans and Robins
List missions in excel with Batmans and Robins associates to easily find out who is responsible for which missions. If a Robin is never Batman, it's time to assign him a main mission. Conversely, if a member is Batman too many times, it may be time to let him become Robin on certain activities.