A dashboard is a vital tool for monitoring the daily health of your organization. From a single interface, decision-makers have access to key performance indicators (KPIs) - actionable information that can be used to actively guide business performance. A dashboard is like an executive intranet, a site where everything of interest to you is displayed in logical groupings. At a high level, it may seem relatively easy to build one. Companies that have a good handle on what performance indicators are of strategic importance to the organization may feel that collecting and summarizing supporting data and putting it in one place shouldn't be that difficult. However, such oversimplification can lead to a failed project before it ever gets off the ground.

The successful implementation of a dashboard is complex and requires a methodology that considers all aspects of the project life cycle.

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