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.
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.
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.