Resolving limbo — a roles and responsibilities workshop

The format

The main goal of the workshop format is to figure out WHERE responsibilities should reside, not HOW they should be carried out. This is crucial for this format, otherwise you will end up discussing the how and not the where. I suggest moving the how discussions to a follow up step if you need to resolve this. As always in my opinion — a workshop is best conducted with all participants in the same room, but conducting it remotely should also be very doable.

An illustration showing the intended board structure.
Workshop board (mid workshop)
  • Map responsibilities to the current situation
  • Mark responsibilities to change
  • Resolve marked responsibilities
  • Assign responsibilities in “Limbo”
A whiteboard with sticky notes — mid workshop
Actual image from the workshop format

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