Verify overview analytics

Given the current position of your time settings, the three counts appear to be correct.

To ensure that the information you deliver to the users is accurate, your next step is to verify multiple time settings.

1. Predict the values to be displayed

Working with a small sample of data (all the information we have, in this case), construct a set of predictions to verify the values displayed. This exercise can produce false alarms. You may make a prediction about dashboard contents only to find that the dashboard does not match your prediction. Use caution. Your dashboard may be correct and the method you used for prediction may be incorrect. When in doubt, question everything.

Using the data in your New Order and Payment Received resources, you can build a table like this one:

Timestamp Dashboard Time Cycle Number Event Type Received Completed In Process
2016-12-01T14:24:14 14:25 16040022 New Order 1 0


2016-12-01T14:36:38 14:40 16040023 New Order 2 0  
2016-12-01T14:49:02 14:50 16040024 New Order 3    
2016-12-01T15:01:26 15:05 16040025 New Order      
2016-12-01T15:24:14 15:25 16040022 Payment Received      
2016-12-01T16:36:38 16:40 16040023 Payment Received      
2016-12-01T17:49:02 17:50 16040024 Payment Received      

The last three columns predict what your Overview dashboard should show. The table is incomplete, but it should give you a start to understanding the correct values during the intervals starting at each Dashboard Time until the next event.

Check your results against your predictions. If they match, you have completed this task.

Congratulations. The first version of your Overview dashboard is complete.

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