Dashboards play a crucial role in strategy and enterprise architecture by providing data visualization, performance measurement, decision-making support, communication and collaboration, strategic alignment, and early warning capabilities.

They empower organizations to effectively monitor, manage, and optimize their strategy execution, architecture, and change initiatives, leading to improved organizational performance and competitive advantage.

Each dashboard usually caters to the unique concerns of specific stakeholders. It can focus on a particular business function or capability within an enterprise, or it can cover cross-functional aspects such as tracking key performance indicators (KPIs), measuring the value delivered by investments, monitoring system availability, managing costs, mitigating risks, and controlling access to sensitive information.

A cockpit is a consolidated dashboard that provides a comprehensive overview of the most critical information from multiple dashboards. It acts as a centralized control panel that brings together relevant data and insights from various sources, allowing for a holistic and streamlined view of key performance indicators (KPIs), goals achievements, system status, investments, costs, risks, and sensitive information access. This cockpit dashboard is designed to efficiently present essential information to decision-makers, enabling them to make informed and timely decisions in a concise and effective manner.

The cockpit also provides convenient access to each specific dashboard for more detailed insights. It serves as a central hub that allows users to navigate and interact with various dashboards that address different stakeholder concerns. This seamless access to individual dashboards from the cockpit facilitates further analysis, exploration, and monitoring of specific areas of interest, empowering users to drill down into the details as needed for comprehensive decision-making and performance management.

Sample cockpit which also grants direct access to individual dashboards