Amongst my work friends, we like to “fail fast” – that is to put up something for feedback quickly so that it can rapidly evolve with group input rather than polishing something on your own until you think it is “done” only to find out your second step led you in a direction you didn’t need to go.
So here is an early version of a goal map for a PCRN – this is based on the i* notation and does take a few sentences to describe. First, there are actors, represented by circles. These actors have goals, the pill shaped icons. Actors in a network are typically dependent on others to achieve certain goals. The arrows represent the dependencies. You can read it like this:
“ACTOR X wants to achieve GOAL A and is dependent on ACTOR B to achieve GOAL A”
or less abstractly:
“A PATIENT wants to have GOOD QUALITY CARE and is dependent on a FAMILY DOCTOR to receive GOOD QUALITY CARE.”
Hopefully that helps understand the image below (click for a larger version) and do provide comments – I would like to use this post to solicit public feedback and revise the map to help support our local design thinking.
(click for larger version)