Project Logic

Note: You might know Project Logic also as Logic Model or under different names. The Project Logic created on this page will become the Results / Project Description column of your Indicators table (the Performance Measurement Framework / Logical Framework).

What is the Project Logic page about?

On this page, you can create the logic of your project. Simply start by adding the results and activities of your project and drag them to the levels. It is best to start by adding the highest-level results and then add the lower-level results and activities.  The Project Logic created on this page will become the Results column on the Indicators (the measurement framework) page.

Tip: You can change the names of the Logic Model levels to make Kinaki fit your requirements

What can you do on this page?

As a Member

  • View the Project Logic and its translations
  • Show/hide full statements of the project results 
  • Export the Project Logic to PDF or Excel
  • View the Problem Tree side-by-side next to the Project Logic
  • Comment on the Project Logic

As a Project Admin

  • All that members can do and:
  • Add new results to the Project Logic
  • Edit the name and code of the results added
  • Delete results from the Project Logic
  • Change the color of the result tile
  • Adjust (names and the number of) levels of the Project Logic
  • Create translated version of the Project Logic

Adding new results to the Project Logic

You can add a result to the Project Logic by using the “+ Add Result” button below the Project Logic illustration on the left side of the page. Once you click this button you can type in your desired result code and description and confirm by clicking “Create”.

Once the result is created it will appear in on the left below the Project logic, where the “+ Add Result” button was. Now you can simply drag the result into the desired position in the Project Logic.

Please note that you can add results to lower-levels of your Problem Tree only once some results in all the higher levels are already created (e.g. you can only add an Intermediate Outcome once you added an Ultimate Outcome).

Editing the results added

To edit a result that was already added to the Project Logic simply click the pencil button at the top-right corner of the project result’s tile.

Deleting results from the Project Logic

To delete a result that was added to the Project Logic simply click the X button at the top-right corner of the project result’s tile. Only results that do not have any lower-level result belonging to them can be deleted.

Changing colors of the result tile

You can change the color of the result’s tile by using the edit (pencil) button of the top-right corner of the tile. Next use the “Background color” button, select your button and confirm by “Ok” and “Update”. It is possible to select a custom color or to use one of the Kinaki’s default colors.

Adjusting names and the number of levels

To change the names or number of the levels (the Ultimate Outcome, Intermediate Outcome, Immediate Outcome, or Output) use the settings button above the Project Logic on the right.

In the Project Logic settings, you can change the name of the level by clicking on its name. To add a new level, click the “ADD NEW” button, and to delete the level click the X button next to the name of the level to be deleted.

Viewing and creating translations of the Project Logic

To create localized versions of the Project Logic, you first need to have multiple languages added to your project. See the Project Settings page of the guide for advice how to do so.

To view the different language versions of the Project Logic use the language selector on the top-right just above the Project Logic graph. Translations can be manually created by clicking the edit (pencil) button on the selected result and changing the text.

Project Logic levels can be translated the same ways on the settings page. See the paragraph “Adjusting names and the number of levels” for detailed information on how to change the names.

Showing/hiding the full names of the results

When viewing the Project Logic, by default you can only see the first 70 characters of the result’s description. To view the full result description, click on the “Show Full Result Statements” below the Project Logic. To show only the compact version again, use the same button.

Exporting the Project Logic

To export the Project Logic, use the “Export” button above the Project Logic on the left. Once clicking this button, you can select whether you prefer to export it as a PDF or as an Excel file.

Viewing and hiding the Problem Tree next to the Project Logic

To enable easier designing of your Project Logic, you can view your Problem Tree side-by-side next to it. To view the Problem Tree, click the “View Problem Tree” button below the Project Logic on the left. Once you click this button it will change to “Hide Problem Tree” and it can be used to again hide the Problem Tree.

Commenting on the Project Logic

Please see details on comments in Kinaki in the section Basic Navigation in Kinaki of the User Guide.