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Dashing All the Way: Defining the Best Dashboard for Your Program

November 2015 Presentation
Tom Merendino, Michael S. Bandor, Robert Ferguson

This presentation shows a program dashboard representation used in some Air Force programs to aggregate the data being reported and includes methods that provide some insight into schedule risk.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

Abstract

Many Department of Defense programs today have a multitude of metrics data being reported by their contractors as well as those collected and tracked by the program office. However, how do you effectively aggregate and report the data at the program manager level (or higher) to get a complete picture of the health of a program? Often the data is reported too late to be useful or even actionable. This presentation will show a method of using a program dashboard representation to aggregate the data being reported as well as methods to provide insight into schedule risk based on certain types of data. This approach has been implemented in various Air Force programs and is not limited to programs in development but can be implemented within sustainment efforts as well.