Strategic Thursday startup checklist
To streamline things for next time I've composed a suggestion for a checklist that we can use when setting up for Strategic Thursdays. I find that the setup takes a lot longer thatn it should, and I believe that having a clearly defined procedure for it could cut down on the confusion, this always turns into.
Do you think this is a good idea? Is this the right things to do? Did I miss anything, include things that are uncnecessary?
- Before the event, read the guide for PLs. It contains the most important things you will want to do be a good PL.
- Make a plan. Decide on something to do, at least a first objective. Choose a continent to start out on.
What you will need:
- One liaison to keep contact with TVA and other outfits.
- At least 4 SLs, who really should read the guide for SLs.
- One RO for each SL, who should read the guide for ROs.
- Two of these ROs should be platoon leaders for the platoons, to offload all of the management duties, allowing you to focus on leading the group.
- Added: First off, let everyone know where they should be going, so that they can warp over, or get in the queue. By the time you have the rest set up, any non-member players will likely have already come over to the right continent already.
- Assign SL/RO pairs to at least the following four squads: Alpha, Bravo, Echo and Foxtrot. Make sure everyone knows their designation.
- Get Alpha and Echo ROs to start up one platoon each. Have them invite their SL and the other SL/RO pair (alpha+Bravo and Echo+Foxtrot), so that each platoon contains two squads.
- Platoon 1 is Alpha and Bravo (extensible to Delta), platoon 2 is Echo and Foxtrot (extensible to Hotel).
- Have all SLs open outfit recruitment for their squads. Make sure they include the word "stratgir" and the squad name (Alpha, Bravo, Echo or Foxtrot for the first four squads) in their recruitment description.
- After recruitment has been opened, you can verify that squad names are correct, and then join either one of the platoons. Ask to be put as SL in a squad of your own, so that you get access to leader chat.
- Now that recruitment is up and people are dropping in, have SLs join the RO channel. Brief your SLs and ROs on the general plan for the first foray into the wild and point out any things that you want them to keep in mind.
- Remind SLs that they have a private channel to the other SLs in their unit!
- Before setting the herd loose on the world, take a minute to address everyone. Say hi, present yourself and your action plan, so that everyone knows what is going to happen first. If there's anything in particular you want people to try, let them know.
- Start rolling! Once out in the wild, follow the general guidelines of the guide to SGs and the guide to PLs, and try to delegate as much as possible of any management work to other people.