As explained earlier, a PPS Dashboard is a container for displaying reports and scorecards, organized in a meaningful way that makes sense to business users and decision-makers. Hence the creation of a dashboard effectively involves planning and creating individual dashboard elements (that is, reports and scorecards) and deploying the dashboard to SharePoint.
At a higher level, to create a PPS dashboard, you need to perform the following tasks, in this sequence:
1. Create a new data source; say, pointing to the Adventure Works cube.
2. Create one or more scorecards and/or reports.
3. Create a dashboard and add the scorecards and reports to it.
4. Deploy the dashboard to SharePoint.
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