Results Chain™ Modeler

The Results Chain Modeler (RCM) is a unique kind of modeling tool that allows users to create, analyze, validate and maintain a logical network of outcomes targeted by a program, of the necessary and sufficient initiatives required to achieve them and how they effectively contribute to the realization of the outcomes.

The RCM tool supports the application of the Results Chain technique by creating manageable visual and analytical models that will evolve as the investment program progresses.

Whether you are using the Results Chain to support a value case, assess an opportunity or define a change program, the RCM tool will help you:

  • Reduce significantly the work required in creating, analyzing and updating a Results Chain model
  • Provide continuity to the modeling process
  • Assure model integrity
  • Facilitate model interpretation and communication
Overall Functionality

The Results Chain Modeler leverages the graphical interface of Microsoft Visio, but applies the shapes, composition and integrity rules of the Results Chain technique.

The tool offers the following types of functionality:

  • Model creation, manipulation and updating
  • Model presentation
  • Model query and analysis
  • Entry and maintenance of model data
  • Reports
  • Import/export
RCM Model Component Documentation The Power of the Results Chain Technique
  • It provides an integrated framework, which supports a large amount of information relative to a benefits realization program as described in Macroscope;
  • It is integral to governance, i.e. it helps in determining and assigning responsibilities and accountabilities for initiatives, and, especially, to outcomes;
  • It guides the creation of program plans that optimizes the benefits realization process;
  • It enables a visual representation of the program status as its implementation unfolds and the benefits are realized

Licensed Members: download the RCM 4.1 now.

Registered Members: use the RCM Discussion Forum to share your tips, ask questions, report bugs...

     Download the Free Trial Version
Read this short article on the Results Chain in the ISACA journal.
For more background on the Results Chain technique and the Benefits Realization approach, download and read The Information Paradox: Realizing the Business Benefits of Information Technology

Sample screenshots of the RCM tool

RCM Graphical Interface
RCM Operations Menu
RCM Functions

A trial version is available for Registered Members

Note: With this version, you can use and explore all features of the commercial release, but without the ability to save or export your work.

This version works with Microsoft Visio 2003, 2007 and 2010 (32-bit and 64-bit)

The following enhancements are part of the new 4.1 version:

  • Audit Trail now captures more details (Delete key event)
  • The robustness of the tool is increased
  • Problem with Move Connector feature now corrected
  • Problem with Duplicate Other View feature now corrected
  • Synchronization problem with Basic Contribution and Annotation on Master and Child pages now corrected
  • Correction now applied to previous model when opening them with this new version.

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Download Information
File name: RCM_41_Demo.exe
Size: 25.5 MB
Date Released: 2014-05-29
Prerequisite(s): Microsoft Visio 2003 and above
Language: English
Author: Fujitsu Consulting (Canada) Inc.

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