How to Use the Quality Dashboard

This dashboard provides valuable information about a set of Digital Blueprints.  

  1. Choose Dashboards in the main header, then choose the Quality dashboard
If the "Dashboards" or "Quality" options do not appear, ask your Blueprint Administrator to enable them. Please see Dashboards Configuration in Blueprint for further guidance.
  1. Choose a project, a folder, or an individual process as the scope then hit the OK button. If you choose a project, all processes within this project will be analyzed and displayed. If you choose a folder, then all processes within that folder.  If you choose a process, then that process will be the only information in the dashboard.

  1. Actions available on the Quality Dashboard:

    The following actions are available on the dashboard:
    1. Change Scope: This launches the same dialog as when the dashboard was first launched, allowing you to select a different project, or folder, or process for analysis and display.
    2. Refresh: There is a refresh button beside the “Change Scope” button that will retrieve the most current Digital Blueprint processes from the selected scope for analysis and display.
    3. Hover on Graphics:  When you hover on the graphical elements you will see quantitative information for the element.
    4. Search by name:  A type-ahead search bar allows you to quickly find a desired process by name.
    5. Sort Column: Every column in the table has a sort option.  Each click on the sort control will reverse the sort order.

Information Displayed

Element

Description

Quality

This categorizes the process into one of 10 quality groups ranging from 0 (very low quality) to 10 (very high quality). This score is derived from Size (weight: .51), Complexity (weight: .15), Trace Coverage (weight: .03), Comment Coverage (weight: .2), and Applications Coverage (weight: .11).

Steps

This is the number of steps the Digital Blueprint has.

Comment Steps

This is the number of steps specifically marked as Comments in the Digital Blueprint. These are created upon import if bots include commented items.

Mapped to COM

This indicates how much of the process is defined using Blueprint’s Common Object Model, in other words the percentage of steps that have COM data defined.

Complexity

This is the Cyclomatic Complexity of the process.  Refer to Cyclomatic complexity - Wikipedia.

Decisions

This is the number of decisions within the Digital Blueprint, which can be (User) Choices or (System) Conditions.

Trace Coverage

This is the number of traces the Digital Blueprint has divided by the number of steps.  The traces can be either on the Digital Blueprint as a whole, or on any of its steps.

Includes

This is a count of the number of Includes the Digital Blueprint has.  Typical use of an include is to “call” another process.

Discussions

This is the number of comments in the Digital Blueprint.  The comments can be either on the Digital Blueprint as a whole, or on any of its steps.

Images

This indicates how many images were found in the process.