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The Ultimate Guide to Easy Project Dashboards

How can you quickly see what is happening on your project?
It can feel overwhelming to have deadlines that are moving at a frightening pace, especially if this is just one of many projects you are managing simultaneously.
You’re not the only one! Many project managers I have spoken to admit how difficult it is to keep track of what really matters. Either they are very specific about the tasks to be completed or they have been working on other projects and don’t know where to start with this project.
Dashboards help.
These pages give you a quick overview about the project’s current state. A page gives you a quick overview of the world of your project. Although it won’t tell you where the problems are exactly, you will have a better idea of where to start.
This article will show you how to make the most of dashboards in your project to track metrics, project health, and status reporting.
This article:
What is a Project Dashboard?
How to use Dashboards in Project Management
The Essential Areas Your Dashboard Should Include

How to Make a Project Dashboard
These 5 Tips Will Make Your Status Dashboard Simple to Use1. Select the right tool
2. Make it intuitive
3. Use real time data
4. Make it shareable
5. Modify the content

Project Dashboard Examples
Dashboards to Support Project Status Reporting
Project Management Office Dashboards
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What is a Project Dashboard?
What is a project dashboard? Do you really need one?
A project dashboard shows you the status of key project metrics so you can easily see how a project is performing. It displays key metrics and status so you can easily see how a project performs.
Dashboards typically include graphs, charts and Red/Amber/Green buttons. These data visualizations make it easy to see what is happening.
They might be called status dashboards, project management dashboards, or project health dashboards. They all refer to the same thing: a visual summary of project status.
How to use Dashboards in Project Management
Dashboards are useful tools for projects because they combine information from different sources and put it in one spot. Without having to go into different parts of your project management software, you can get a comprehensive overview of the project’s performance.
A dashboard allows you to view the status at a large picture level. Take a look at the performance of key metrics. Are they performing as you would expect? Are they as you would expect?
BVDash DashboardYou can click on a metric to dive into the details and see why it isn’t performing the way you expected.
You start with the dashboard and then drill down to the details. Dashboards can be used to quickly identify where a project is off track. This allows you to spend more time on course correction and less time trying to fix the problem.
Tip: Discuss with your team how to use a dashboard to help them understand why data is being collected, and how it will be used to assist you in managing the project moving forward. Your dashboard is part of the project management process for monitoring, controlling and monitoring. They will be more likely to keep the data current.
Your Dashboard Should Include These Key Areas
First, let me say that you should include metrics in your project management dashboard that will make it easier to manage the work. If you don’t have any spending on your project, it’s not worth creating a dashboard with a box about forecasted cost.
Let me show you some examples of key areas that you can expect to see on a dashboa, so you don’t have to start with a blank screen.