The Dashboard Spy

August 23, 2007

Resources for Dashboard Project Managers

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 4:43 pm

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 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.

Points to consider when hiring for dashboard design

 Tags: Dashboard Design Team, Dashboard, Dashboards, Dashboard Project Management, Business Intelligence Dashboards


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

    The 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 Shylesh — November 22, 2007 @ 12:36 am

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