The Dashboard Spy

March 30, 2006

Project Pipeline and Resource Allocation Enterprise Dashboard

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 12:44 pm

Department managers know the difficulty of allocating human resources across multiple projects. What is the correct level of staffing necessary to both handle the workload quickly yet also be most cost effective? From a few years back comes this project/resource executive dashboard from It’s a fine looking dashboard by a talented designer that tracks projects not only from a current load perspective, but also from a pipeline viewpoint. On the top of the screen we have projects (current, pipeline and backlog). On the bottom of the screenshot we see resources by role and their utilization. This example uses a scenario of a User Interface Design Group and their project pipeline. The manager using this executive dashboard would look to balance the resources with the shifting project pipeline to try to optimize his productivity. Interesting graphical approach to a common departmental problem.

Enterprise dashboard screenshot

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. Hello Dashboard Spy. I enjoy your blog about enterprise 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 excel dashboards”. Thank you for the information about this dashboard topic. There is a dashboard project at work about this subject.

    The excel dashboards 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 @ 11:02 pm

  2. Simply want to say your article is as astonishing.

    The clearness in your post is simply excellent and
    i can assume you are an expert on this subject.

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    post. Thanks a million and please continue the
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    Comment by Eben Pagan Accelerate Training — May 10, 2013 @ 1:45 am

  3. The dashboard UI looks neat and clean. I will definitely use this in the future when the situation calls for it.

    Comment by Manager — May 5, 2014 @ 12:22 am

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