This is off topic for my blog, but I constantly hear the “dashboard” and “scorecard” buzzwords and often interchangeably. Mauro Cardarelli has posted a short table spelling out the differences between the two….
“The primary difference between the two is that dashboards monitor the performance of operational processes whereas scorecards chart the progress of tactical and strategic goals.” – Perfornace Dashboards by Wayne Eckerson
Here’s a table that helps spell out the details…
Purpose Measurse performance Charts progress
Users Supervisors, specialists Executives, managers, staff
Updates Real-time feeds Periodic snapshots
Data Events Summaries
Display Visual graphs, raw data Visual graphs, text comments