The Dashboard Spy

March 30, 2006

IT Project Management Dashboard – tracking project health, profitability

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 9:39 am

Since these IT Application Development Project Dashboard screenshots from are so big and full of great dashboard content, I'll have to span them across several posts. We start with an enterprise dashboard screenshot that looks to be a view suitable for showing a client. They would be able to see at-a-glance the project health of multiple development efforts along with milestone tracking and high-level counts of requirements and defects. The second executive dashboard screenshot below shows an internal view for the IT service provider. Obviously, you would not want to show the client the analysis of project profitability,  resource utilization and internal productivity. By the way, this view offers a rare peek into the world of IT consulting management. For those of us inside the world IT consulting management, it's all about what resources are allocated, who is on the bench, what the run rates are, what margins we are pulling out of the account, etc. This is especially true when IT consulting has become so competitive with offshore resources. Nice screenshots. Well worth studying.

This is the client view:

Executive Dashboard Screenshot 

Here is the internal IT consulting company management view. Note the colored arrows showing profitability:

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 enterprise dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books (or even screenshots of real business dashboards) 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 of a digital dashboard, balanced scorecard, or any business intelligence graphic to share, please send an email to info _at_ Also check out The Dashboard Spy's favorite books.


  1. test comment. is anyone even reading this stuff??


    dashboard spy

    Comment by dashboardspy — March 31, 2006 @ 6:51 am

  2. I am!! Where can I get these dashboards? I want this for my IT consultancy…

    Comment by Mark Adkinns — April 3, 2006 @ 2:15 pm

  3. Hello Dashboard Spy. I enjoy your blog about information dashboards It is good to see such information. I have been studying this topic for many months now and am glad to see so many examples. I will visit your site often.

    I was very interested in seeing your post about “KPI Requirements for Dashboard Projects – Using the KPI Wheel”. Thank you for the information about this dashboard topic. There is a dashboard project at work about this subject.

    The wheel graphic is very nice. I like the colors and the questions are very interesting – What Question? Who’s Asking, Why is it Important, etc. I think it is very good. I also like the layout of the screen. I have a question about the boxes on the right side. Is the user supposed to type the answers to the questions into the boxes?

    Comment by saibaba — November 21, 2007 @ 11:30 pm

  4. Spot on with this write-up, I honestly feel this website
    needs far more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read more, thanks for the information!

    Comment by Marietta — March 13, 2013 @ 2:08 am

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