Business Dashboards: A Visual Catalog for Design and by Nils H. Rasmussen, Manish Bansal, Claire Y. Chen

By Nils H. Rasmussen, Manish Bansal, Claire Y. Chen

Concentrating on designing the proper dashboards to be used in a company, this well timed, complete colour booklet finds tips on how to effectively installation dashboards via construction the optimum software program structure and dashboard layout. moreover, it describes the price of this well known know-how to a company and the way it may well have an important effect on functionality development. a special selection of greater than a hundred and twenty dashboard photos are equipped by way of type. one of many chapters offers a step by step description of the most important functionality indicator (KPIs) layout method. one of many appendices comprises greater than 1,000 examples of KPIs to aid layout the content material of dashboards. The ebook additionally describes the entire steps in a dashboard implementation and provides comparable suggestion.

Nils Rasmussen (West Hollywood, CA) is cofounder and critical of Solver, Inc. Claire Y. Chen (Long seashore, CA) is a Senior enterprise Intelligence Architect at Solver, Inc. Manish Bansal (Irvine, CA) is vp of revenues at Solver, Inc.

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Step 6. Test KPIs against framework. Step 7. Select top KPIs. Step 8. Choose presentation method and interactivity for each KPI. Step 9. Document decisions and get sign-off. Step 10. Design architecture and dashboards based on document. At this point, each step will be discussed in detail. Note: If you consider your dashboard project to be too small in scale and importance to set up a KPI team and to go through all these steps in detail, you should still be able to obtain some value from the workflow and some of the tips.

Norton, The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action, (Harvard Business School Press, 1996). indd 22 1/12/09 4:37:53 PM chapter Designing Metrics and Key Performance Indicators 5 his chapter is undoubtedly the most important one in Part 1 of this book. Here information is provided to help you design the metrics that will be the very essence of your dashboards. The following sections will take you through a series of recommended steps to arrive at the metrics that are right for your organization.

2). 4) shows KPIs related to the tactics that support the three strategies. indd 28 Business activity or initiative that needs to be measured Users that will take action based on the metric Data source required for metric calculation 1/12/09 4:43:30 PM 29 D E S I G N I N G M E T R I C S A N D K E Y P E R F O R M A N C E I N D I C ATO R S ᭿ ᭿ Metric calculation Metric target to measure against Step 6. Test KPIs against Framework Once the initial list of desired KPIs has been selected, further “testing” of the KPIs can be done to ensure that each one is as optimal as possible before final selection and deployment into dashboards.

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