Right after installing Ronin Dashboards (see How to install Ronin Dashboards for Jira), go straight to the Apps menu in the Jira top navigation bar, and select Ronin Dashboards. This is the main screen, where you can create, view or share your dashboards (What is a Dashboard?). Let’s see how it’s done.
Protip! Bookmark your dashboard using the Ctrl+D or Command+D (⌘+D) in Mac, for a quick access the next time
Creating your first dashboard
You can quickly create your own dashboard to display the information your team and you need:
At the top right select the … menu
Select Create Dashboard to create a blank dashboard or use one of the provided templates. In this menu you’ll find (as soon as you have at least one dashboard created) several other options like Clone Dashboard or Delete Dashboards among others.
Name, describe and set the access restriction for your dashboard.
In the next screen, select whether you want to start with a blank template or select one of the provided templates.
You can find further information in Create and Edit your Dashboard.
To connect to external products like Bitbucket cloud or external Jira instances, you need a free connector app, learn more here Ronin Dashboards Connector Apps
Configuring your first dashboard
The main components of a dashboard are the gadgets (see What is a Gadget?), which are basically the elements that display the information you need, in the format you want. These gadgets have to be configured with a datasource (see Add and Manage Datasources and Learn about Datasources), which is the element that connects the tool you extract the information from (or where the data is).
If a gadget is not configured (as it is when you first add one):
Click on the ⚙ to open the configuration menu, or click on the Config button.
Name your gadget.
Select a datasource, Current for the default datasource of the current instance, or any other (see Add and Manage Datasources).
Indicate if you want to use the current gadget configuration for compatible gadgets still without configuration.
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Check also the different dashboards templates, pretty sure there’s something you’ll use Dashboards Templates: Teams and Use Cases
Well, writing this documentation took us time, so… why don’t you keep on reading interesting things like Gadgets: KPIs and Metrics, Set Up a Wallboard or Learn about Access Restrictions and Public Sharing
Set Up a Wallboard — Set up your information radiator: A wallboard
Create and Edit your Dashboard — Easily create and edit your dashboard layout, add gadgets, set access restrictions or share it
What is a Dashboard? — A dashboard is a visualization tool that helps your team to track their work: Monitor environments, visualize sales, detect incidents, analyze performance, track projects and so on.