Dashboards seem to be a hot topic with performance measurements. When talking to people about it, most folks clearly link a KPI dashboard with a car dashboard, with dials that provide an indication of performance, much like a speedometer does.
While this may be useful to provide a snapshot, it doesn’t really give you enough information to make good management decisions. For that, you need to see trends as well, meaning you will need some more traditional graphs and charts. The key is to make sure you are showing the most relevant information and that the information is easy to see and understand.
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