Do you have a larger project that stretches over several departments or stores?
Then make sure to set up a dashboard for just that project. It will give you a great overview and make communication about the project much easier.
Often projects run over a short period of time. A company can choose to focus intensely on inventory obsoleteness or the release of a new large group of products.
A project dashboard differ from a department dashboards or a store benchmarks by having fewer KPI's but more widgets. The main goal is to give a quick visual overview. It will show you:
- How far you are from reaching your goals.
- Which departments or stores contribute negatively to the KPIs
It is often used on meetings as a pivotal point for conversations about the project's progress. With the project dashboard you can focus on reaching your goals in stead of gathering data for reporting.
Use dashboards correctly: Don't look back
We recommend that the dashboards are used to discuss how the key figures should be improved rather than just stating the current status.
A common pitfall is spending too much time on discussing what has gone wrong and why. These conversations rarely lead to any results. Focus on the progress and discuss effort vs. results.