Dashboard diagrams allow you to create high quality Charts and graphs to display repository information in a visually compelling way. This diagram is an example of creating a Dashboard diagram in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect; it illustrates the ratio of Requirement Priorities in a Pie Chart.
Enterprise Architect provides a Toolbox page of pre-configured Charts and graphs, but you are free to create and save any number of Charts, sourcing data from anywhere in the repository. The Charts and graphs provide valuable summary information that assists in the management of Requirements. High level reporting and project status can be easily tracked and documented using the numerous Charts and report elements available, which tightly link in with the model content and status.
Getting to Know Dashboard Diagrams
Where to find Dashboard Diagrams
Browser window | Right-click on Package | Add Diagram : | Manage | Show All Perspectives | Extended | Dashboard
Usage of Dashboard Diagrams
Dashboard diagrams present rich yet easily understood views of information - such as the status of Requirements in a particular release of the system - that can be opened inside the model or conveniently copied directly into management or project team presentations. They are useful for planning an iteration such as an Agile sprint to view how ready the Requirements are for the implementation team; for example, to view what percentage of the Requirements have been approved and are of high priority.
Options for Dashboard Diagrams
The standard Charts and graphs available from the Toolbox can be configured in a number of ways, including changing the source, applying filters or modifying the appearance of the Chart as indicated in this diagram, available from the Chart's Properties window using the 'Appearance' section.
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