Remember that for this project, you will need to create a dashboard that gives the user a snapshot of how well
the organization is doing. Dashboards allow users to view easily view several charts or other visual indicators
on one page or screen. Dashboard examples are included at the end of this document. You will also want to
view the video tutorial on dashboards. See details of the dashboard project here.
For this assignment, you are to create a plan for your dashboard. The purpose of the plan is to ensure you are
on track with a good idea of what you want to do with the data. You do not need to create any charts at this
point, only describe in words the following points:
What dataset are you going to use (you must select one of the datasets provided to you in Module 14 in the
What questions do you want the dashboard to answer?
What charts/visualizations will fit the data and help answer your questions?
A good start to a dashboard plan is, “I will focus on the revenues and expenses of this company and how they
track over time and among the regions. There are three questions I would like this dashboard to address. The
first is, how do the differences between revenues and expenses compare over time? To answer this question, I
will use a line chart to graph the data…”
Your plan should be between 250 and 500 words. Be complete, but be direct.
Your peer review should be at least 150 words. Here are the questions you need to address when reviewing a
What are the strengths of this plan?
What could be improved?
You will be assigned your peer review plans the day after the plan is due. Peer reviews must be completed by
the end of the following week. Please check the Modules page for specific due dates.