So you’ve been assigned to manage an executive dashboard project. Or maybe you’re an information technology manager put in charge of managing a user experience team for the first time. Obviously, you need to quickly get up to speed in terms of the unique challenges of enterprise dashboard projects and people. How do you learn to manage a user interface design team when they seem so different from the folks you usually manage?
Topics like this and many more related to business intelligence dashboards, scorecards and data visualization interfaces are up for discussion over at the new URL for The Dashboard Spy site on dashboards and the enterprise-dashboard.com blog on dashboard examples.
Back to how to manage a good user experience team for your dashboard project. Here’s a great graphic that explains what characteristics you need to look for when hiring for user experience teams. Not just any old-school business analyst will do. Look for ability to make pretty deliverables, clear communicator, clear thinker, consulting experience, creativity, education, enthusiasm, fit with the team, information architecture, interaction design, strategy, personas, research, good listener, interest in learning new things, presentation skills, personal work style, personality, quick learner, software proficiency, talent, variety of work and years of experience. A person like that will certainly be invaluable on your dashboard team.
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