Good, Bad, and Ugly ways to Visualize State-Level Data
We all see data visualizations every day, from horrid chart junk pieces that trigger an immediate mental gag reflex, to exquisite renderings that invite interaction and discovery. Most are just trying to convey a fact or two quickly and efficiently, and that’s fine too. That said, there are a few basic rules to keep in […]
Too Many Projects to Manage? Use a Portfolio Dashboard.
In a recent post we showed you how to tame project chaos with a checklist, built in the free Google Sheets spreadsheet app. What if you need a more global view of all your projects at once, to be able to tell at a glance which projects are on time and on target? What you’re […]
A Strategy Map and Balanced Scorecard for Public Policy Advocacy
If you’ve read my five-part series on management methodologies you know that strategy maps and balanced scorecards are two sides of the same methodological coin. Both look at business objectives and metrics across the same four perspectives, with associated objectives and metrics. Here is a generic strategy map based on some real-world maps I have developed over […]