I like dashboards...both using them as well as developing them. If based on proper metrics they give a good picture of the current status in a single view. However, finding good metrics in testing is not a trivial task since counting test cases is not a good idea (especially for those of us who mainly do exploratory testing instead of executing scripted test cases).
I took the "Rapid Software Testing" course by James Bach about a year ago and he introduced me to "The Dashboard Concept" (see slide 138 in RST Slides). We had at the time a simular concept in an Excel sheet where colors were changed based on certain keywords but Excel has some limits when it comes to concurrent usage.
Now we are evaluting the use of my latest creation: AUTDashboard.zip
I have removed the Effort column from James' dashboard and I will probably add some extra columns for latest changed date and other things later on.
The dashboard aims at showing the test and quality status for an AUT, based on subjective conclusions for all test activities in a release/project.
If want to try it out, download it and place the files in C:\ if you don't want edit the html file. You also have to answer yes to all security warnings in order to get it to work.
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