Creating a Dashboard is a lot like Online Dating - Articles

Our article takes an interesting (and funny) look at the similarities between creating dashboards and online dating.

In the case of online dating – you are the stakeholder. You need to understand what it is that you are looking for. What do you expect out of a relationship?

One rule you can borrow from sales 101 is to ask yourself "why" until you can no longer provide an answer to it. By examining and uncovering what it is that you truly need, the process of finding someone to fulfill that becomes much easier.

This process also holds true when building a dashboard. You need to discover what people are trying to solve or change with dashboards and what they want to get out of a dashboard solution. You can use the "why" exercise for this as well. Once you find out the root factors that are driving the dashboard initiative the process of building it becomes that much easier.