Below is a list of words and phrases you may have come across in OutNav. A definition of its use within the tool is provided:
Cloning – Parent/child relationships- organisational outcomes maps can be cloned to produce identical children maps which will have all of the same features. These child maps can be adapted and added to, but any changes made at the parent level will be pushed down to the child map. This allows organisations to specify any outcomes, measures or data that they want projects to collect, whilst also allowing projects to define their own extra stepping stones, measures and data when they need to. Read more about them here.
Comments- can be added for colleagues to review when reflecting on the progress of a project or to provide more understanding to analysis.
Colour-coding of pathway maps- this allows for at a glance analysis of the progress in terms of progress towards outcomes, and data quality.
Data- evidence of success, failure, risks etc in the form of testimony, or numbers or quotes from Evidence Sources.
Division- When managing multiple child projects, divisions can help you to separate them in a and categorise them in a more organised fashion.
Evidence Standards- these are the standards which your organisation has agreed on for data quality, and should be used for all analysis and progress updates. Read more about them here.
Graphics- any uploaded pictures to support evidence/data e.g. wordcloud, photograph, graph/chart.
Organisation home- shows outcomes maps for an organisation and the date each project was updated.
Outcome map- the overall results chain or logic model for the area of work.
Pathways- these are specific sets of activities that are tied together to achieve the outcomes you seek. All measurement and reporting takes place at the level of these pathways.
Personal outcome map- provides first-person headings describing a service-users journey through a service or used to describe a personal outcomes approach:
What I do, Who with, How I feel etc
Programme outcome map - used to describe an approach, service or programme:
What we do, Who with, How they feel etc
Formal outcome map- used when more formal language is needed to describe an approach service, or programme:
Activities, Engagement, Reactions etc
Project overview- shows the project background, team and recent activity for any project. This is where sources, files and completed reports are saved and can be accessed from.
Risks and Assumptions- lists key risks and assumptions for the project or programme.
Source- the places where you will get evidence for each measure (e.g. patient survey, client records, database of service users, staff focus group/meeting, project management documents).
Stepping stones- are the individual items sitting under each heading in the Outcomes
Map - they are coloured blue in OutNav and represented by a square blue bullet point in reports.
Success criteria- an appropriate measure of success decided by your team for each stepping stone in your outcomes map