The Dashboard Spy

March 15, 2006

Excel dashboard before and after advice from Edward Tufte

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 6:55 pm

Another excellent tidbit from exceluser.com is this excel dashboard. Edward Tufte, noted guru of information presentation, expressed the opinion that the first report below had too much color. The second dashboard is the result of the change.

Scorecard 

Minimalist approach to dashboards 

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_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy's favorite books.

Project Management Dashboard to measure project progression and monitor status

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 6:30 pm

Do you know your top 5 project management issues? This project management dashboard at TSI shows issues, project managers, departments, lessons learned, budget and schedule. As the site explains: “organization executives and other key stakeholders have consistently described the same general “wish list” regarding project performance:
Capability: people who are good at managing and working on projects
Consistency: The ability to be good all (or most of) the time
Predictability: The ability to initiate an important project with the knowledge and confidence that it will be successful
Visibility: the ability to see not only what’s happened in the past, but also what’s going on now and what’s likely to happen in the future.
Sustainability: the ability to create a project performance system that can be sustained over the long haul with minimal management intervention.

Project Management tracking 
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_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books.

Dashboards showing comparative compliance reports for Sarbanes-Oxley

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 3:03 pm

For your design inspiration, here are a couple of scorecards from PreventSys showing a comparative compliance report for the executive audience.

Executive Dashboard SOX compliance 

Sarbanes-oxley dashboard 

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_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books.

Dashboards using a Data Visualization Tool

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 3:33 am

Here are a couple of executive dashboards from Information Builders featuring various data visualization techniques. From their site: “…a wide variety of advanced visualization components, including three-D bar and pie charts, histograms, data constellations, and multiscapes. Users can dynamically change graphical views on the fly by selecting, zooming, pivoting, or re-coloring charts while uncovering new relationships with their data.”

Dashboard with Data Visualization

Executive Dashboard 

Enterprise Dashboard 

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_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books.

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