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Chapter 10: Components That Show Performance Against a Target
Against a Target
In This Chapter
Using variance to compare performance with a target
Displaying performance against organizational trends
Creating a thermometer-style chart
Creating a bullet graph
Showing performance against a target range
No matter what business or industry you talk about, you can always point to some sort of target to
measure data against. That target could be anything from a certain amount of revenue to the
number of boxes shipped or phone calls made. The business world is full of targets and goals. Your job is
to find effective ways to represent performance against those targets.
What is performance against a target? Imagine that your goal is to break the land speed record (cur-
rently 763 miles per hour). Your target speed is 771 miles per hour. After you jump into your car and
go as fast as you can, you will have a final speed of some number. That number is considered to be
your performance against the target.
In this chapter, we discuss some new and interesting ways to create components that show
performance against a target.