The Dashboard Spy

June 27, 2006

Project Management Dashboards – using Notes to track project status, time, resources, clients

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 12:10 pm

Here are a series of enterprise dashboard screenshots from a Project Tracking Suite that uses Lotus Notes to track project management issues such as scheduling, status reporting, document management, customer interaction and team member control. The project dashboard is from

This is the IT Project Tracker screen. There seems to be 2 different levels of red/green/yellow indicators going on. I understand the rightmost columns where you see if the project is within scope, adequately staffed, and on time, but what is the colored ball in the first column?

Project Dashboard

This screenshot of the enterprise dashboard shows the contact information of the project team members. This team member dashboard has information like phone numbers, addresses, department and cost center.

Team Member Dashboard

The project dashboard also leads to the time management portion of the system. The timesheet module looks like this.

Time Tracker Dashboards

Even client information is reachable via the dashboard. Here is a look at a customer’s information:

Customer Dashboard

Homework: Of course project management dashboards get complicated because project managment is complicated. If you are starting out, learn the basics by perusing this list of books on project management. Also, the book The Project Management Scorecard: Measuring the Success of Project Management Solutionsspecifically examines project management dashboarding.

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 on business dashboards.


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    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?

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