#1 THE GRAPH

There was a graph.

It appeared in each project KPI pack.

It looked like this – tracking test start and finish dates.

The data was important.

I looked at it every week.

It annoyed me every week.

I wasn’t helpful in any practical, simple, let us move on type way.

 

So I started looking at data visualisation.

The work of Edward Tufte was amazing – check it out.

We kept the same important data.

Just changed the graph

It now looks like this.

It told a story.

It highlighted what was in control and what was a problem.

It allowed better conversations.

It was helpful, practical, simple, and helped move us on.

 

It was a little change.

It changed my behaviour and ability to deliver projects.

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