The Sensei Project Dashboard™ works with Microsoft Project Professional 2013 connected to Project Server 2013 or Project Online. It pulls ‘Published’ schedule data, so project managers should make sure to publish frequently for the most up-to-date information.
The Sensei Project Dashboard™ uses live tiles to summarize key information from the project schedule and the supporting SharePoint Project Site.
- The 'PROJECT' tile shows high level project information about the Finish, Cost, % Work complete, Issues and Risks.
- The 'TASKS' tile shows detailed information about Slipping Tasks, Missed Deadlines, tasks that are Due Soon and Starting Soon as well as Overallocations.
- The 'DOCUMENTS' tile shows the SharePoint Document Library for the project.
- The 'ISSUES' tile shows the SharePoint Issues list for the project.
- The 'RISKS' tile shows the SharePoint Risks list for the project.
- The 'DELIVERABLES' tile shows the SharePoint Deliverables list for the project.
The project manager can access detailed information behind each live tile. The live tiles provide the following dashboard details:
Provides an overview of the key metrics for the project. Understand when the project will finish, how much it will cost, how far along the project is and what risks and issues are active.
Select each section to view more detailed information. Overruns will be highlighted in red text. The 'Issues' and 'Risk' sections link to more detailed information in these areas.
Slipping Tasks: Slipping tasks are those tasks that do not finish on or before their 'Baseline Finish' date. A proactive project manager will review these regularly to identify where corrective action is needed.
Missed Deadlines: Missed Deadlines are those tasks with a deadline date set that do not finish on or before this 'Deadline' date. Deadlines typically represent 'commitment' dates from contracts or other dates imposed upon the project from an outside source.
Due Soon: Due Soon draws attention to those tasks where the finish date is coming due soon or perhaps even scheduled in the past. During status meetings, the project manager can pull up this list to review with the project team for input on status and to emphasize priorities on the project.
Starting Soon: Starting Soon draws attention to detailed tasks and milestones that are scheduled to start soon or perhaps were scheduled to start already with no actual start date recorded. During status meetings, the project manager can pull up this list to review with the project team for input and to ensure tasks will start on time.
Overallocations: Overallocations shows a list of those tasks with over-allocated resources. The project manager should carefully review these tasks to ensure that the schedule is realistic.
Documents from the project's SharePoint Document Library are listed in order of when they were most recently updated. Project managers can monitor progress on documentation development without opening the SharePoint Project Site.
Issues from the project's SharePoint site are listed in order of when they are due. Project managers can monitor issues as they are opened and closed or overdue.
Risks from the project's SharePoint site are listed in order of when they are due. Project managers can monitor risks as they are opened and closed or overdue.
Deliverables from the project's SharePoint site are listed in order of when they are due. Project managers can monitor deliverables as they are opened and closed or overdue.