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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.

18 Comments »

  1. You are a great spy.

    I always look forward to how others use dashboards and the different images and metrics.

    In the “attention economy” dashboards make such good sense.

    Thanks for your work and I will keep checking in on what you find.

    David

    Comment by David Zinger — April 5, 2006 @ 10:48 am

  2. You are very welcome. It’s my belief that anyone that joins a dashboarding project must first look at as many dashboard screenshots as they can. Regardless of business focus, all successful dashboards share common elements. By understanding what is out there, we can choose the features suitable for our particular business domain and audience.

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