Dashboard: What do you need to design Dashboards?

by / Thursday, 06 August 2015 / Published in Billet, Dashboard

We propose to share you several blog tickets about Dashboards. The third one will be about:

What do you need to design dashboards?

I’m going to present you ten points to design dashboard. It’s important to check these points to be sure that you have a strong design and that dashboards are easy to analyze. Follow these points can help you for your success.

For each point give a note between 1 and 3 as:

1 –  if you are not sure that all managers, designers and users understand the point or if it’s difficult to define the point into your organization

2 –  if people into your organization understand the point but cannot define it

3 –  if people into your organization understand the point and can define it

Dashboards requirements:

  1. Do I understand the three dashboard categories (strategical, tactical and operational) ?
    I’m not sure = 1 point. I see what you mean = 2 points. My co-workers and I, see exactly what you mean and why you are asking for= 3 points
  2. Do I know the definition of a storyboard?
  3. Do I know how I can manage the storyboard process?
  4. Do I have a clear idea of charts and fonts I need?
  5. Do I know which colors I need to use?  If you want to have clear and comprehensive dashboards, don’t use red, yellow and green for others elements than KPI’s status.
  6. Can I prioritize and select metrics and KPIs according to my organization strategies?
  7. Can I select the correct dashboard components for the insightful analysis?
  8. Can I build explicit and efficient dashboard?
  9. Do I have knowledge to create best practices and concepts guide? Give a framework and a template to create dashboards in the same way. It will facilitate the analysis.
  10. Do I know how t o set limit data access with parameters?


If your score is between 0 and 15:

You are not ready to launch your project. Ask a professional to help you prioritize tasks and implement knowledge.

If your score is between 16 and 20:

You are in progress but you need to do some effort. Ask us for specific workshop.

If your score is between 21 and 30:

you are ready to launch your project. Ask us which tool suit you more.


Next ticket will be about management of your dashboard project.


What do you need to manage dashboards?

How to define Dashboard architecture?

Are you ready to implement it?

dashboard architecture      manage dashboard implementation   manage dashboard architecture


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David-Marc PETIT est le président de DWBI Expert Inc. Il cumule plus de 20 ans d’expérience dans des entreprises de toutes tailles et tous secteurs, sur trois continents, en tant qu’expert en intelligence d’affaires. Il a fait de sa mission la démocratisation de l’intelligence d’affaires (Business Intelligence) pour optimiser les revenus et la performance de ses clients.
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