Journey #2: Design A Project

Welcome to Project Design Journey! Understanding how to create your first project can be a lot of information to take in at once. Follow along this journey and we’ll help guide you through the process! 

Have you seen the Demo Project Tour? It will give you a great overview to start.


Project Logic

Next, if you already have a Logic Model designed for your project and you just want to go ahead and populate it in Kinaki – you can start right into the Project Logic page. 

Add your “result statements” (Outcomes, Outputs and Activities) for your project, and move them around to fit your needs.

If you don’t have a logic model already developed – never fear! We can guide you through this process using some of these helpful articles


Problem Tree

If you need to confirm what your project is aiming to accomplish, try starting out with the Problem Tree

The Problem Tree is where you can think through and visualize the issue you are faced with, in terms of the root causes and effects.   

Once you have your Problem Tree and Project Logic completed – you can see them side by side to make sure they align and make sense.


MEL Design

Next, you can choose to create your data collection tools (DTCs) on the MEL Design page. 

If you have the DTCs in mind that you know you’ll use for your project, go ahead and set those up manually, or by using the guided MEL Design Wizard, which walks you through the process step by step. 


Indicators

Let’s move along to the Indicators page. This page is similar to the Performance Measurement Framework, Logframe or Results Framework.

You can start populating your indicators and figure out how you’ll measure the results of your project! This is exciting stage of your project design, and Kinaki is great for keeping you organized.  

You can add your own indicators and explore the Indicator Library

You can also use this page add another result statements (which will be initially unattached to the Project Logic) or to manually create data collection tools (DCTs)!

You’ll see loads of columns here you can populate. If you get lost, you can always check the settings for the page you are on, or visit the User Guide articles on the specific thing you’re stuck on. 


Next Steps

Once you’ve got your completed Indicators page, you’ve successfully set up your project! Congratulations!

Now on to the interesting part: collecting and analyzing your data.  Kinaki makes these tasks easy, efficient, and fun. 

If you get really stuck and need support- we are here to help! Just contact us at community@kinaki.ca with your question and we’ll point you in the right direction.


Have you watched our Overview video yet? Or explored the Demo Project video series? Both will give you even better understanding of how Kinaki works, and how you can be most efficient and effective with your time working in Kinaki.


Check out one of our other Learning Journeys if you want to follow along more! 

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