From Business Questions to Ardoq Model - Dashboard

Create dashboards that help answer business questions, and share your insights with your organization.

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Written by Kristine Marhilevica
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Now that we have the model in place and some data added we can build a dashboard to share insight with our key stakeholders.

Pro tip: Check out this article on how to create a dashboard and see how you can get a high-level overview of your data.

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From Business Questions to Ardoq Model - Dashboard Example

The business questions we want to answer in our use case are:

What are the most critical capabilities and the supporting applications?
​What is the overall cost of the application portfolio and what applications are missing a business owner?

Here is an example dashboard answering these questions in Ardoq:

In order to create this dashboard we need to build surveys and reports first:

Building an Advanced Search Report

To answer our business questions we created two workspaces, applications, and capabilities. We want to create two searches capturing all components in these workspaces. In the screenshot below, the example search will query all components in the "Business Capability Map" and "Applications" workspaces.

To answer the business questions related to high criticality applications, we created a separate search. Notice that there is an additional rule in this search on "Criticality" equal to "high".

Building a Graph Search Report

To answer the question related to applications realizing high criticality capabilities, we must use Graph Search. The graph search below is built up like this: First I want to find all capabilities. Then I limit the search to capabilities with high criticality. Lastly, I want the search to return the applications which have a relation to these capabilities.

Building the Dashboard Charts

Once your reports are saved, you can now visualize this data in a dashboard chart. To create a dashboard navigate to the Analytics menu > Dashboard Overview > Create new.

Next, click on the "Add new chart" button and start configure your chart. First, select the report or survey you want to use as a data source. Then select the field exposed in that report or survey that you want to visualize in your chart. Finally, select a chart type and give a name to your chart. Learn step-by-step how to create a dashboard in this KB article.

In the example below, we have created a Pie chart showing application owners.

In the screenshot below, we have listed a total of all capabilities. Notice that we have not selected a field in this chart.

The last chart example is using a report based on a Graph Search as the source. In this particular example, we want to see the cost of applications that are realizing high criticality capabilities, visualized as a timeline.

If you follow these steps you can create your own dashboard answering the business questions of interest. All done, ready to share! πŸš€

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