Directors love them.
Project Managers love them.
Clients love them.
Everybody loves fancy Dashboards with statistics and charts nowadays! Everybody loves KPIs!
They provide a simple way of representing useful Data and information to the decision-makers and thus they should be simple, concise and provide only the data that matter.
As a rule of thumb: if someone needs to spend more than 20 seconds to understand the information on a Dashboard, then the game is lost…
The ideal scenario for the future, would be such a Dashboard to be produced automatically by using appropriate software on site. But unfortunately, we are still depending a lot on manual spreadsheets and in my opinion this will not change anytime soon…(I dare to say not earlier than in 10 years at least)
But what data and information need to be in a Quality Dashboard of a Construction Project?
Every Construction Project and Client is unique and different. The requirements and the data are different.
However, there are some certain information that should be in every Quality Dashboard.
Information like NCRs progress and trends, results from Audits, major issues the last month, cost of NCRs and things like that should definitely be there.
Our only purpose as Quality Professionals should be the continuous improvement of what we are doing and the only way to achieve this is by highlighting and then obviously avoiding the mistakes of the past. So, this information is essential.
We are now making available for download our proposal for a Quality Dashboard for Construction Projects.
It is mainly targeting Contractors but it can obviously be used in many other cases since Quality Management Systems don’t differ that much.
You can Download the Quality Dashboard for Construction Projects:
Disclaimer: You will definitely have to adjust and amend the file accordingly, to cover the requirements of your project or your Clients.