Where does your project score? In the red? Are your scores in the yellow? Or, is your project functioning so well that all your key performance indicators (KPI) are in the green? The Scorecard widget, introduced in Bugs Dashboard v3.4.5, is about to tell you how you score!
The Scorecard widget is intended to provide the 50,000 foot view of all projects. It’s color coded according to the parameters you define so it’s reflective of the overall health of your development efforts.
Using the Scorecard widget, you will define KPI’s that suit your organization’s situation as shown in the image below. Each KPI has three levels of indicator; red, yellow or green. Using the parameters you provide, Bugs Dashboard begins with the most critical situation, red. If the KPI does not meet the critical threshold, it is evaluated for the warning situation, yellow (see the second image below). If that is not met, the assumption is that you are meeting the KPI and green is displayed although you can set parameters for green as well. If the parameters for green are set and the threshold is not met, the display is a light gray for “unknown”.
The first version of the Scorecard widget will be at the very highest level – covering all projects within the Bugzilla instance (unless excluded by the global preferences). A future version will allow you to break out KPI’s by project if you so desire.
We are working to add additional KPI’s to the widget and value your input. A forum has been set up here to allow you to suggest and comment on KPI’s that are of value to your organization and which you’d like to see included in the Scorecard widget.