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  • A Practical Guide To Dashboarding Part Three

    Baselines for APIs. As mentioned in the previous post having baselines for dashboards can be useful for a variety of reasons. Recognising patterns for where to investigate when something goes wrong in your system. Transferable knowledge across teams.3 In this post, we shall explore how this applies to metrics measuring...


  • A Practical Guide To Dashboarding Part Two

    Baselines for Services. As mentioned in the previous post having baselines for dashboards can be useful for a variety of reasons. Recognising patterns for where to investigate when something goes wrong in your system. Transferrable knowledge across teams. In this post, we shall explore how this applies to metrics measuring...


  • A Practical Guide To Dashboarding Part One

    Introduction To Baselines for Dashboards. The majority of us use dashboards and graphs in everyday life. From using modern banking apps like Monzo or Starling which display your spend rate graphically, to people managing their heating using an app. Using the scientific method of knowing about our environments, and measuring...


  • Creating & Maintaining Impactful Dashboards Part Three

    Danger Signs of Dashboarding - Times to make a change. We have covered what needs to be covered on a day-to-day aspect of working with dashboards. This series so far has explored the conversations in creation and maintenance of dashboards. What we haven’t explored are the signs that a dashboard...


  • Creating & Maintaining Impactful Dashboards Part Two

    Getting the most out of your dashboards on a day to day basis - Continuous Maintenance. In Part One of this series of posts Creation of impactful dashboards we covered what a dashboard is, and some tips on what to do when thinking about creating a dashboard. In this section,...


  • Creating & Maintaining Impactful Dashboards Part One

    Creation of impactful dashboards The earlier blog post Who Needs Dashboards? explored different types of dashboard in a business and why dashboarding is important. It also explored how dashboarding increases transparency and communication in a business, and the benefits of this. This series of posts will cover some hints and...


  • Who Needs Dashboards?

    An overview on the different forms of dashboards, what they are useful for and for whom. What is a dashboard? Dashboarding is part of the instrumentation portion of monitoring. The main purpose of a dashboard, no matter its type, is to enable the ability to quickly process information that a...


  • Implementing Instrumentation For Business Need

    A proposed approach on how to make the most of instrumentation, and how to unite the development and business overview of products. Mostly opinion, but this has been applied at work to test the theory. Monitoring is an expansive topic which I have gained a strong interest in this year....