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Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-58983-0
336 pages
November 2010
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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.

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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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Wayne Eckerson is an industry thought leader and consultant who has covered business intelligence (BI) since 1995. Eckerson has conducted numerous in-depth research studies on BI and is a noted speaker and blogger. He is the author of a popular BI Maturity Model and chair of TDWI's BI Executive Summit, which educates business and technical executives about best practices and emerging trends in BI and performance management. He is currently director of TDWI Research and can be reached at weckerson@gmail.com.
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