Features and benefits
Today’s managers are under increasing pressure to keep track of, and improve, organizational performance. They are challenged with scattered applications, disparate teams, regulatory requirements, development complexity, and time-to-market demands.
IBM® Rational® Dashboard, a flexible Web-based application that automates the collection, measurement, and analysis of data, provides managers with visibility of on-going project performance, enhancing productivity and product quality.
Managers must review an increasing amount of data while satisfying other demands on their time. Sorting through tens or hundreds of reports and emails to determine which project areas are failing to meet expectations only makes their job more challenging.
With the management by exception capability of IBM Rational Dashboard, managers can drill down through multiple management levels and identify which projects require their attention. They can filter projects by status to view which ones are under-performing. Security and access control ensures that only managers who need access to a specific project's data will receive it.
To simplify reviewing the performance of a single project, Rational Dashboard provides an array of views with color-coded status linked to specific areas of performance, such as quality or progress. Dashboard automatically evaluates collected data and analyzes it against rules and targets. With color-coded status and alert emails, managers can quickly spot problem areas and assess and correct issues affecting requirements, software size, quality, configuration management and scheduling, during any part of the project lifecycle.
Improved project visibility
With the Telelogic Dashboard Management by Exception, managers can quickly drill through multiple management levels, filter projects by status, and review the performance of a single project. Telelogic Dashboard provides an array of views with color-coded status linked to performance such as progress or quality and automatically evaluates and analyzes data against rules and targets.
Telelogic Dashboard helps improve analyses for strategic and operational decisions, empowers teams to make information-based decisions, and enables continual improvement using metrics and measurements.
Best-practice libraries and compliance tracking
To achieve business success, senior management must ensure that projects meet industry benchmarks for performance, leverage best practices, and comply with regulations. Today’s regulatory requirements put even more pressure on managers to know what is going on in their projects, find problems early, and have guidance to make corrections.
Rational Dashboard provides functions to automate and perform tasks required by a management process from establishing measurement objectives, specifying measures and procedures for storing, analyzing, and communicating results. With built-in best-practice and guidance libraries that are flexible and configurable to the need of almost any organization, Rational Dashboard will help track compliance.
How it works
IBM Rational Dashboard provides an integrated management platform for defining metric policy and deployment across your projects. Managers enter project plans and select business rules for determining status. Using built-in integration, Dashboard collects data from across your infrastructure, including Rational Change, Rational Synergy, and Rational DOORS and third-party applications such as Microsoft Project, Excel®, SQL Server®, and HP Quality Center. Dashboard stores and analyzes data and automatically updates project status. Built-in process guidelines and best practices ensure managers have effective tools for determining on-going project performance