When I have multiple projects on the go and need to keep track of them all, I am always tempted to buy a separate Dashboard template for each project. However, this is not always possible and I am always left trying to manage multiple projects by hand. A good thing about Dashboard templates is that you can build an Excel Dashboard with them, so you can easily manage projects by hand or a computer or even mobile device.
There are several available online that let you build Dashboards with them, and they allow you to choose which program to use to build the Dashboard. This lets you select which program works best for you, and whether you want to build it manually, or use the program’s built in Dashboard editor, where you drag and drop components.
Dashboard templates in Excel allow you to drag and drop data into the Dashboard, without having to go back and re-arrange everything again. You can also move and resize elements on the Dashboard without re-doing your work on every slide.
The program that you choose to use will depend on whether you are managing multiple projects or only one. There are numerous programs that let you do this, and the program that you choose will usually depend on your working style. However, there are a few things to think about when selecting the program to use to manage your Dashboard.
If you have multiple projects that you are dealing with, then choose a program that offers the option to split a page of work. This will allow you to save time, especially if you have several pages to work on. If you have less than ten pages of work to be done, this will be a great time saver.
If you have more than one project, then choose a program that offers split-pane options. This means that you can build multiple Dashboards at once. This will make it easier to manage the projects, and the Dashboard will be able to switch between projects without you having to constantly refresh it.
You also need to consider what type of program you will be using to manage your Dashboard. The programs will vary, but generally you will want a program that has plenty of support. To be honest, Microsoft Office Designer is one of the better programs that you can use for this.
While all of the programs differ in their features, the core is the same. Regardless of the programs you choose, the important thing is to find a program that is able to manage your projects without you having to manually do it.