If there is just one owner or multiple owners assigned to an OKR and you would want a user within the organization to check-in and update the progress of the OKR, you can use the ‘check-in responsibility’ feature. The check-in owner will be able to check-in on the OKR (manual check-in) as well as set-up a data link on the OKR (to auto-check-in). This user will be receiving the check-in reminders. In the case of multiple owners, this will prevent all of the owners from receiving reminders, only the user set as 'check-in responsible owner' will receive the reminders.
Steps to assign responsibility for check-ins:
Log in to Ally.io and click on the ‘+’ button on the top panel to create a new OKR
Once you enter the objective/ Key Result and want to share it with another individual, choose owners from the ‘Owner’ option. Here you can assign multiple owners for the OKR
Once you assign an owner, select the user who will be responsible for making check-ins from the ‘Who is responsible for making check-ins?’ drop-down
Once you make the selection, the user will start receiving the check-in reminders
By default, the OKR owner (the first owner in the case of multiple owners) is set as the person responsible for check-in and users need not explicitly choose unless necessary.
Once a check-in owner is assigned to an OKR, users can see a visual indicator that shows the check-in owner details under the objective/ key result.
The difference between a delegate and a check-in owner
A delegate gets permissions to edit all aspects of an OKR except the ownership, whereas a 'check-in' owner can only check-in manually or set up an auto integration. A delegate works on behalf of the OKR owner on a specific objective while the check-in owner only updates the progress of an objective on behalf of an owner.