The Dashboard Spy

March 14, 2006

Dashboard Development Life Cycle – a flex-based business dashboard

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 4:54 am

The implementation of a dashboard is challenging to say the least. At this Macromedia source,, we find the WhittmanHart case study. This flash-based demo is located at It’s very slick, but what is of most value, however, is the explaination of the team structure and development life cycle. The 9 page article is well worth studying.

This first view shows At-a-glance revenue summaries, trends for the quarter and pipeline pie chart.

Flash-based dashboard

This next view analyzes planned, booked and forecasted numbers. The actual demo has movement and interactivity.

Business Scorecard

Here’s the team that put this together:

Team for Dashboard Implementation 

So what or who is The Dashboard Spy? As his about page states, The Dashboard Spy is just a guy interested in the design of business dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books and so set about creating his own. Finally convinced to post his extensive collection of dashboard screenshots online, he was amazed to find how popular it has become. If you have a nice screenshot to share, please send an email to info _at_ Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books.

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