The Dashboard Spy

April 4, 2006

A Six Sigma Dashboard Screenshot – Project Status, DMAIC Gates, Tags, Metrics

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 2:31 pm

From an article entitled "Six Sigma: Driving Manufacturing Quality to the Next Level", we have the following six sigma project scorecard screenshots. For those who need a primer, Six Sigma is a management technique for quality optimization. From wiki:

Six Sigma has now grown beyond defect control. It can be defined as a methodology to manage process variations that cause defects, defined as unacceptable deviation from the mean or target; and to systematically work towards managing variation to eliminate those defects. The objective of Six Sigma is to deliver world-class performance, reliability, and value to the end customer. Six Sigma has two key methodologies – DMAIC and DMADV. DMAIC is used to improve an existing business process. DMADV is used to create new product designs or process designs in such a way that it results in a more predictable, mature and defect free performance.

DMAIC – Basic methodology consists of the following five phases:

  • Define formally define the process improvement goals that are consistent with customer demands and enterprise strategy.
  • Measure to define baseline measurements on current process for future comparison. Map and measure process in question and collect required process data.
  • Analyze to verify relationship and causality of factors. What is the relationship? Are there other factors that have not been considered?
  • Improve optimize the process based upon the analysis using techniques like Design of Experiments.
  • Control setup pilot runs to establish process capability, transition to production and thereafter continuously measure the process and institute control mechanisms to ensure that variances are corrected before they result in defects.

DMADV – Basic methodology consists of the following five phases:

  • Define formally define the goals of the design activity that are consistent with customer demands and enterprise strategy.
  • Measure identify CTQs, product capabilities, production process capability, risk assessment, etc.
  • Analyze develop and design alternatives, create high-level design and evaluate design capability to select the best design.
  • Design develop detail design, optimize design, and plan for design verification. This phase may require simulations.
  • Verify verify design, setup pilot runs, implement production process and handover to process owners. This phase may also require simulations.

The first enterprise dashboard screenshot shows several DMAIC projects being monitored. There are red/green/yellow status indications as well as progress markers (which six sigma "gate" has been passed).

Project Dashboard

This next dashboard screenshot shows the details of a particular six sigma project. In this case, it's a DMAIC project. You can see the project description, the DMAIC gates (in a collapse/expand tree), tags and project metrics:

enterprise dashboard screenshot

Homework: Six sigma dashboarding is a whole discipline in itself. Learn more about this discipline with these six sigma books.

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

Sentencing Guideline Dashboard – tracking judicial proceedings, criminal sentences, time served

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 12:24 pm

There's no telling where the next Dashboard Spy will report from. Thanks to our extensive network, we have dashboard screenshots from "inside" that reveal how criminals are sentenced. To protect the guilty, we marked out social security numbers from these dashboard screenshots. As you will see, this application is web-based, but from a few years ago. These screenshots date from 2001 and I see that the State of Pennsylvania penal folks were using netscape then. This is a long series of screenshots, but hopefully interesting. Kind of like watching Law and Order.

The first screenshot is the digital dashboard that shows summary information of the offenders:

enterprise dashboard screenshot

The second screenshot is where you add an offender into the system:

executive dashboard

The third screenshot is how you weigh an offender's previous record. See how important it is to be good?:

business dashboard

The 4th screenshot shows a lookup into the list of offenses:

digital dashboard

The fifth screenshot shows things from the judicial proceeding context:

screeshot

The sixth screenshot shows the sentencing guidelines:

BI dashboard

Funny thing about our judicial system – not only do the wheels of justice turn slowly, but the move away from paper occurs very slowly also. This last screenshot shows the resulting piece of paper that gets generated.

scorecard

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

Medical Practice Dashboard Screenshots – Patient, therapist, receptionist dashboards

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 11:20 am

From a UI designer (http://www.fluidik.net/portfolio/impac.html) comes this series of business dashboards for a medical practice administration application.

This first screenshot is of the patient's electronic medical record. Any of the user roles would pull this chart to view patient details such as name, age, MD info, medical alerts, allergies, medications, diagnoses and interventions:

digital dashboard

This is the screenshot of the therapist's dashboard with an appointment calendar, quality checklist and a consolidated worksheet. Note also the top area of the screenshot where a patient can be chosen and navigation can be selected for the patient's dashboard, schedule, chart, treatment, and shortcuts:

Enterprise dashboard screenshot

Here are 2 screenshots of the dashboard used by the receptionist. The shortcut list acts as a user's "quick links". There is also administrative functions such as mail and appointment lists:

Executive Dashboard

This is the drilldown to the schedule detail:

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

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