Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business / Edition 1

Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business / Edition 1

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by Wayne W. Eckerson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471724173

ISBN-13: 9780471724179

Pub. Date: 09/16/2005

Publisher: Wiley

Tips, techniques, and trends on harnessing dashboard technology to optimize business performance

In Performance Dashboards, Second Edition, author Wayne Eckerson explains what dashboards are, where they can be used, and why they are important to measuring and managing performance. As Director of Research for The Data Warehousing Institute, a

Overview

Tips, techniques, and trends on harnessing dashboard technology to optimize business performance

In Performance Dashboards, Second Edition, author Wayne Eckerson explains what dashboards are, where they can be used, and why they are important to measuring and managing performance. As Director of Research for The Data Warehousing Institute, a worldwide association of business intelligence professionals, Eckerson interviewed dozens of organizations that have built various types of performance dashboards in different industries and lines of business. Their practical insights explore how you can effectively turbo-charge performance–management initiatives with dashboard technology.

  • Includes all-new case studies, industry research, news chapters on "Architecting Performance Dashboards" and "Launching and Managing the Project" and updated information on designing KPIs, designing dashboard displays, integrating dashboards, and types of dashboards.
  • Provides a solid foundation for understanding performance dashboards, business intelligence, and performance management
  • Addresses the next generation of performance dashboards, such as Mashboards and Visual Discovery tools, and including new techniques for designing dashboards and developing key performance indicators
  • Offers guidance on how to incorporate predictive analytics, what-if modeling, collaboration, and advanced visualization techniques

This updated book, which is 75% rewritten, provides a foundation for understanding performance dashboards, business intelligence, and performance management to optimize performance and accelerate results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471724179
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/16/2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Preface to the First Edition.

PART I THE LANDSCAPE FOR PERFORMANCE DASHBOARDS.

CHAPTER 1 What Are Performance Dashboards?

CHAPTER 2 The Context for Performance Dashboards.

CHAPTER 3 Assessing Your Organizational Readiness.

CHAPTER 4 Assessing Your Technical Readiness.

CHAPTER 5 How to Align Business and IT.

PART II PERFORMANCE DASHBOARDS IN ACTION.

CHAPTER 6 Types of Performance Dashboards.

CHAPTER 7 Operational Dashboards in Action.

CHAPTER 8 Tactical Dashboards in Action.

CHAPTER 9 Strategic Dashboards in Action.

PART III CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS: TIPS FROM THE TRENCHES.

CHAPTER 10 How to Launch, Manage, and Sustain the Project.

CHAPTER 11 How to Create Effective Performance Metrics.

CHAPTER 12 How to Design Effective Dashboard Displays.

CHAPTER 13 How to Architect a Performance Dashboard.

CHAPTER 14 How to Deploy and Integrate Dashboards.

CHAPTER 15 How to Ensure Adoption and Drive Positive Change.

Index.

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Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
If your organization already has a good handle on internal data collection and information technology, researcher and consultant Wayne W. Eckerson says it's time to consider taking the next step: implementing performance dashboards. This entails using dashboard software applications to integrate information that follows your business processes with information on your strategic objectives to create a performance guide for employees' activities and priorities. Eckerson's handy book explores how dashboards can help your staffers make their everyday actions consistent with long-term organizational goals. Though the book is directed toward businesspeople who deal with information technology, getAbstract finds it perfectly useful for managers and executives who are generally interested in performance improvement initiatives.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm PMP (Project Management Professional), active in Performance Management for the last 6 years. My IT knowledge is about the average, I'm very confident in design sophisticated Excel files to sort and analyze Performance data. This is a type of book I was looking for a while! Help me to understand the IT side of managing Performance Management data. It is not an IT book, this means even non IT educated readers, like myself, can highly benefit of it. I strongly reccomend this book to a variety of professionals for different reasons: * to not so experienced Managers and Project Managers: it gives a great overview of how is possible to integrate IT in business/projects in order to take fully advantage of using accurate data, benefit actionable information, be results oriented. Also it shows how is possible to succesfully manage design and implement a Performance Dashboard project, and use it to empower people, stay on target, understand the big picture. This is an excellent start to understand how to deal with IT projects, and how to smartly use IT in taking right time decisions. * to experienced Managers and Project Managers: a superb view of how to communicate better with IT, speak same language and design results oriented applications. The author presents very well how is possible try to balance and to compromise (and hopefully succeed!) the IT need of planning, and clear specifications, and management desire to have the final product in place over the night. Strongly hope the managers will better understand this process and they will learn it is worth while spend some more time with planning and testing, instead of waisting 10 times more later, in desperate attempts to catch up with changes, running around the clock and making last time improvements. * for IT professionals: it might be a back on earth lesson. In a lot of companies IT is a tool to reach business objectives and not the ultimate goal. The people wich are not so IT skilled might be good some other places, and is nice they are like this. If IT experts will spend some more time with them, they finally might understand how can use IT applications in their advantage. I will keep it as a future refference when I'll be in the position to design performance measurement databases, customize reports, plan data analyzis, join teams with IT experts. Thank you Wayne, this really helped me!