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.