The IT Dashboard is a management tool for use by decision makers to monitor the cost and effectiveness of IT spending. It provides full life cycle performance information on IT projects' scope and status. The data allows users to see project status, spot problems and trends, manage performance and quality expectations, and establish accountability.
The IT Dashboard was first developed and deployed by the federal government to display data received from federal agencies' reports to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), including general information on over 7,000 Federal IT investments and detailed data for over 800 of those investments that agencies classify as "major." The tool is useful to the public and to government IT leaders who plan and manage IT investments.
Across all deployments, IT Dashboard implementations have cost an average of $34k and take an average of two months, with average cost overruns of $5k, and average schedule overruns of one month.
Other than in NYC, it is currently deployed in the State of California, in San Francisco, CA, in Madison WI, and two other cities.