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KPI report design checklist. How good are your reports?

By Bernie | September 18, 2012

Introducing the KPI Design Report Checklist You may be trying to work out why your current reports aren’t working properly or wondering if you missed anything on your newly created masterpiece. This design checklist encourages you to consider each element of your design and to score it if you are feeling brave. You can use…

Smooth bottoms and dashboard design

By Bernie | August 30, 2011

Most people don’t look at the bottom of their laptop. If they do then they will see one of two things: If it’s a Apple Mac the bottom with be smooth and (with the latest ones) completely featureless apart from four rounded rubber feet. If it’s a PC it will have little hatches, a Microsoft…

Do You Work for an Idiot?

By James Lawther | July 9, 2011

Here is a process improvement idea for you. It is called “poke yoke”. I am told that that is Japanese for “making things easy to get right and difficult to get wrong”. It is a rather grand name for what my old boss used to call “idiot proofing”. Let me give you an example: think…

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Too many reports? A great tip…

By Bernie | February 28, 2011

A friend of mine recently mentioned her brilliant tip for finding out how many people read the reports that you send out. She decided to password protect the regular report that she sent out to over 300 people. Just two people requested the password. If you have a sneaking suspicion that people aren’t reading the…