Quick LINQ provides a fast way of getting an insight into value and cost across your information ecosystem.  It's a great place to start your LINQ experience since it tells you where to prioritise the collection of additional information about your information supply chains.


Quick LINQ works by associating sources of information with their corresponding outputs.  This is done by clicking on the Source information node and then dragging and releasing on the Output information node.  This creates an Information Supply Chain between the two nodes, as well as adding a 'Capture' Action (which generates a Source) and a 'Business Outcome' Action (which represents the purpose of the Output).


A value index can be added to the Output Information node.  This is an indication of the importance of the Output to the organisation where 0 indicates no importance and 10 indicates a critical Output.  This value score cascades back along the Information Supply Chain to all Sources that are used by the Output.

Where Sources are used by more than one Output, the value scores from each output will add - showing the importance of sources which are reused, supporting more than one Outcome.