Users can create, customize, and share any number of Dashboards. Dashboards consist of panels that can be rearranged or resized in a grid format. The panels themselves can have content ranging from value stream metrics to navigation data.
Creating a new Dashboard
To create a new dashboard, click the dashboard selection menu and then click Create Dashboard.
Specify a Dashboard Name, and optionally a description and Read/Write Groups. This information can be changed later.
Sharing a Dashboard
Any Dashboard can be shared with other FlexDeploy Groups. Once shared it will show under the Shared With Me section of the Dashboard select menu.
To share a dashboard with others, click the pencil by the Dashboard that you wish to share.
Read Access allows others to view your Dashboard but they cannot modify it in any way.
Write Access allows others to only modify the content of the Dashboard. Changing the Dashboard name, description and permissions remains solely with the owner.
Add/remove groups from the Read Access and Write Access fields and click Save.
To begin customizing Dashboard content, click the Customize Dashboard Icon in the header.
While in customizing mode, there are two key components involved
The Dashboard Grid
The Dashboard Grid is a 12 column wide layout that is comprised of a potentially infinite number of Dashboard Panels. Panels can be dragged into the Grid and dropped from the right hand side Edit Panels pane.
Customizing Grid Behavior
In addition to populating it with Panels, the grid itself can be customized via the Gear Icon in the dashboard toolbar.
This will attempt to move Panels towards the top of the screen until they bump into the top of the Grid or another panel.
*This change only applies while dragging new Panels into the Grid.
When toggled on, you can’t drop a Panel onto the space another Panel occupies. When toggled off, already placed Panels will “move out of the way” to make room for the Panel being dropped.
*This only applies while dragging a new Panel into the Grid.
When toggled on, certain panels gain scrollbars to show that you can scroll to view more content. Otherwise, the mouse scroll wheel will allow scrolling, but there is no visual cue.
Controls the amount of white space in-between Panels.
Changing Grid Settings
Note that changes to the Grid Settings apply globally to your view of the Grid only. For example changing Show Scrollbars to true will show scrollbars on all Dashboards for me alone.
Dashboard Panels are content sections that you can arrange and size on your Dashboard Grid. Dashboard Panels have 3 main ways to customize its appearance and content:
Editing Panel Inputs
A Dashboard Panel may or may not have a set of Inputs that can further customize behavior and content.
To edit Panel Inputs, ensure you are in customize mode and click the Options Icon and select the Edit Inputs button.
On the ensuing popup modify the Panel Inputs as desired and click Save.