Bowling Chart template
also known as a Bowler Chart or Hoshin Bowling chart
How to use your Bowling Chart Excel template
The fields are pretty intuitive. Even the special Systems2win fields not shown in the illustration above.
After reading a book about the subject, it is not uncommon for a person to spend a half day creating a homemade template based upon one of the book's illustrations.
That's the easy part.
Then when you attempt to actually use the template...
you quickly realize that the entire point of it is to provide intuitive red, yellow, green visual indicators.
Is your team is on the expected trajectory to "get to green" - or are you falling off track?
In other words, the value of this tool relies on the colors of those cells being correct:
Red, yellow, or green.
and most Excel users simply don't have the expertise to program the Conditional Formatting
so that each cell correctly turns red, yellow, or green.
That's what the Systems2win template does for you.
It provides intelligently designed fields for you to enter YOUR desired targets,
and YOUR thresholds for when to turn the color red, yellow, or green.
The 'Sample' worksheet has examples of correctly written Conditional Formatting statements for both:
- Desired direction of measure is up
- Desired direction of measure is down
You can simply copy & paste the cells from the Sample worksheet to your Template worksheet
(and then maybe change the cell formatting to fit your data - for example percent, number, or text...)
If you need to edit your own Conditional Formatting (for unusual data),
the 'Help' worksheet provides concise instructions for how to do it
When all of this is available in such an inexpensive template...
... why on earth would you want to pay an in-house person to sit in a corner to try to re-invent an inferior template?
This Bowler Chart template comes bundled with
with steep quantity discounts
See suggested reading for Hoshin Kanri Policy Deployment