Tips for preparing a best-practice modeling environment

March 15, 2017

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When we need buy-in and co-operation from stakeholders and coworkers, there is enormous value in preparing an environment where they have everything they need right at their fingertips, and nothing that they don't need. Using a combination of ABACUS dashboards we can do just that.

Do you sometimes get the feeling that you're dealing with young children in your workplace?

For those of us who regularly have to engage with limited attention spans, order can often mean the difference between calm and a meltdown. And a well-prepared environment can be absolutely essential.

Now watch this video (you can stop watching after 20 seconds):

Notice that everything this adorable girl needs to prepare the apple for consumption is right there at her fingertips? Notice what's missing? Anything she doesn't need! What an inviting tray - I'd eat an apple every day.

Taking the same approach in the workplace can be a subtle yet powerful technique. By preparing an environment for our coworkers where they have everything they need right at their fingertips, and nothing that they don't need. Using a combination of ABACUS' dashboards we can do just that.

Everything in its place

In this example, I have someone who needs to show how various applications and databases communicate/interface with each other. In the worst case scenarios, I might find someone in that role working with a work-space that looks something like this:

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Here's a much better work space - a useful ABACUS Dashboard:

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In order to prepare an ABACUS Dashboard, you'll need to use the following techniques:

Configure ABACUS windows:

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Move ABACUS windows:

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Create a Dashboard (a configured set of windows)

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or Update a Dashboard.

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And hand it over to the little ones!

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- Luis Fernandez


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