Author Archive | Hubert Lee

4 Elements of Sales Performance and their Metrics

Effective metrics on sales performance are highly sought after by those of us trying to produce dashboards helpful to managing the sales cycle. Some metrics would be ideal, but are too costly to measure or just plain impossible to gather data for. Others are too artificially manipulated. We all know how crafty sales people are […]

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Health Care System Diagram

Dashboard Spy readers will need to get out their magnifying glasses out for this chart example. Talk about a complicated flow chart! Based on the classic flow diagram style of charting, we have entities (with different shapes indicating state) of different types and various styles of connecting lines. Here’s the link to the original. It’s […]

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Dashboards for Facility Managers

Business Dashboard Topic: Facility Management Dashboards While advising a facilities management subject matter expert, I came across a treasure trove of business intelligence dashboard presentations, white papers and other resources targeted specifically towards Facility Management professionals. Dig right into these links: White paper: Are Facility Professionals Using Dashboards? [In the Facility Management community, the value […]

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Dashboard Design from a User Experience Perspective

No matter how many dashboard projects you’ve been involved with, I think you’ll agree that the article below is a GREAT refresher in the fine art of dashboard design. It looks at the approach you should take to ensure that your dashboard designs are user centric and user experience focused. The article is destined to […]

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White Paper – Dashboard Design for Real Time Situation Awareness

Thanks to the Dashboard Spy reader who reminded me of this excellent white paper titled “Dashboard Design for Real-Time Situation Awareness” by Stephen Few, author of Information Dashboard Design. You can download it here (direct pdf download): Dashboard Design for Real Time Situation Awareness Here is an excerpt: Situation Awareness Although not all situations require […]

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Back to School for Excel Dashboards and VBA Macros

Yes, it’s that time of year – summer is just about over and the kids are going back to school. And it’s not just the kids, but also for us Dashboard Spies. What do I mean? Well, Chandoo has reopened his Excel Dashboard School and VBA Classes. Go here to check it out: Excel VBA […]

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Economic Dashboard Example

This example of an economic metrics dashboard follows in style of what I call “PDF Report Dashboards”. As you can see at http://dashboardexample.com/dashboard-reporting-examples, many different kinds of dashboards are delivered simply by creating a pdf document and either posting it on the web or emailing it as an attachment. Take a look at this dashboard […]

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An Information Visualization Exercise

Want to play a game with The Dashboard Spy and Information Visualization expert Stephen Few? In his blog post, The Billion Pound-o-Gram Redesigned, he takes a stab at redesigning a pretty well known chart by David McCandless. Take a look at the original chart here: Here is how it appeared in Guardian.co.uk’s Information is Beautiful […]

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Sample Local Government Dashboard

Over at the http://www.enterprise-dashboard.com blog, I cover the Michigan Government Performance Dashboard. It’s a fascinating project that even involved the Governor touting the business performance dashboard as part of the State of the State address. What I thought I’d focus on here is an artifact from that government dashboard project that I stumbled upon online. […]

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You Be The Judge in This Excel Dashboard Contest

My hat’s off to excel dashboard expert Chandoo! He provides value on his blog about excel dashboards like no other. He recently held a contest to see what his blog readers would do when asked to analyze the same set of sales data. As Chandoo reported, the variety of excel chart and techniques were “mind-boggling”. […]

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