A Two-Column 50/50 Dashboard
The Bugs Dashboard allows you to define multiple widgets to a dashboard. In this screen shot, a two column dashboard has been defined. The ‘Restrict Portal By Product’ widget has been used to cause all widgets on this dashboard to report only those values for a particular product in Bugzilla.
An 80/20 Dashboard
An 80/20 Dashboard is one configured with an active viewing column equal to 80% of the screen’s width within the dashboard frame and a docking column equal to 20% of the width available.
Moving Widgets – Step 1 of 3
This widget is defined with a 20% docking column and an 80% active viewing column on the right. Note that even while docked, widgets are fully functional and in many cases can be viewed in full. However, for purposes of illustration, we will move the Bar Chart into the larger viewing column.
Moving Widgets – Step 2 of 3
Clicking on the title bar of the Bar Chart allows you to drag the widget. As you drag it, any widget it passes over will shift to allow you to see how the widget will fit within the configuration should you choose to drop it at that position.
Moving Widgets – Step 3 of 3
After dropping the widget in the larger column, it expands to the width of the new position.
Severities Displayed As A Pie Chart
There are many widgets to help you visualize the state of your activities. Perhaps a pie chart works best or perhaps you are more comfortable reading numbers across a ‘thermometer’ metaphor. There are also bar charts and tables all designed to help you understand your current state.
Severities Displayed As Thermometers
You may relate well to the use of thermometers as gauges to how well your current state of development is doing. The look and feel of the thermometers (i.e. when they turn yellow or red) is under your control through a style sheet.
The workload individual’s are currently under is easily visualized as a pie chart, bar chart or table allowing you to shift responsibilities as appropriate.
Many widgets have been created and released with full source code. Our website maintains a listing of avaiable widgets of interest to Bugs Dashboard users.
Priorities By Product
You can quickly see your priorities at-a-glance.
Stay on top of issues as they emerge.
Priorities By Component Severity
Look into products to find where issues are arising.
Reporting on the issues assigned to individuals (e.g. Responsibilities) is not intended to point fingers. The intent is to help those who are overwhelmed (whether by specialty or by some other factor). You can control this widget’s appearance through the Administration tool.