Build a Visual Dashboard in 10 Steps

iSixSigma Network in it’s relentless approach, has given a lot of articles of immense value. Today I share another one with you, on how to build a visual dashboard.

Here is the article:


Three years into the Lean Six Sigma deployment at Ball Corporation (the company known for its glass canning jars), the process improvement team began a visual factory initiative. This initiative was intended to develop visual signs on plant floors that not only instruct employees about where to focus their energies, but also depict the health of the company. These visual cues would be the driving force behind Yellow, Green and Black Belt projects. They should not only point to improvement opportunities but also highlight the success of completed improvements. Armed with an idea to build the ultimate dashboard, the team began.

Step 1: Ask Questions

Some questions that were asked and heard:

  • What should the dashboard look like?
  • How many metrics should the dashboard have?
  • How can the data be presented in a way that can be easily tailored to different levels in the organization?
  • Who will use the dashboard?

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