I consistently find myself working in Tableau. Last time around, I looked at prediction functions. Today’s challenge is constructing a sort of software engineering/architecture diagram.
As we build out the diagram and review our requirements, I continue to envision some kind of a status dashboard. We have voiced a desire to monitor – or, rather, display the status of each entity in our build out. Is the system in production, is it in development, is there work to be done? These questions that require consistent feedback from a third party, lead me to think that it’s a good dashboard candidate.
Without thinking too hard, though, I turned to the internet – where I found a couple of great examples to work from; but the best, by far is this Target Architecture Dashboard by Kamal Divi. The board provides a comprehensive overview of the status of a system and is a great design.
After reviewing this board, I decided to come up with a similar solution. A sort of wireframe on what such an architecture might look like. My initial thought process is to provide something very simple. A status indicator of red, green or white to indicate the status of the system and some buttons to push to get a description on it.
The status dashboard is a layout for this kind of Target Architecture board that I’m coveting. I imagine pulling in data from a change management system that contains data that relates to the progress of upcoming changes. I see an opportunity to perform some calculations or some kind of analytics to amplify the status of the parent architecture.
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