Configuring My Dashboard
So far we have created an Insights application that generated Key metrics and checked out the individual Dashboards by Integrations and Resources. One of the tenets of the Insights product is to provide a Single pane of glass for metrics across all the tools in your application delivery. We have seen that through metrics from each integration in an application all laid out as Dashboards under the application.
There are a lot of metrics that CloudMunch collects from each integration. But to understand the status of a functional area in the software delivery process, we will generally focus our attention on a few metrics. More importantly, we want to be able to lay out the metrics from all these tools into one view that allows us to be able to see the Insights end-to-end.
My Dashboard is your personalized dashboard, that allows you to pick and choose the metrics that you want to pull together to create a status of the software delivery process that makes sense for you. You can select from the metrics across all the integrations that you have configured for the application.
Click on "Configure My Dashboard" option shown in above picture.
Since this is the first time you are visiting My Dashboard, the Dashboard will be empty. Selecting that will bring up the Application Preferences page with the My Dashboard preference selected.
This page will list all the metrics that have been collected and generated, organized by the resource name.
You can select the metrics that you want to include in your Dashboard. As a recommendation, it is good to focus on the Trend and Sprint based metrics. This allows you to get a short term and long term view of how the software delivery process is performing. (Note: Sprint based trends are only available if a Project management integration with Sprint definitions was configured. CloudMunch generates the Sprint and Trend Insights base on that)
Each metric selection is saved and once you have selected all the metrics you want, head on over to the Dashboard section and navigate to My Dashboard. Your personalized dashboard is ready for you and you can start seeing the Insights on your software delivery process using correlations based on your application release.
Just like any of the other Dashboard widgets, you can interact with My Dashboard widgets in many different ways including - managing size to facilitate comparison, navigating to the Source system (Integration) that was the source for the metrics or configuring Resource details. For more information on these interactions, read the Interacting with your Dashboard article. Here's what a configured My Dashboard might look like with the widgets set to Compact Mode.
To get the most out of Insights, you have to configure the application from two perspectives
- Add integrations across all the functional Areas - check out the article on how to add additional integrations
- Run the Insights task regularly - read the article on configuring the insights task