Best steps to develop dashboard
1)Understand the user requirement clearly(This most IMP step, If you go wrong here you may need to start from zero.)
2)Try to understand client business and try to give better model than client suggest.
3)Draw a prototype of Dashboard in white paper.
4)Analyse which features are possible in MOBILE/DESKTOP environment.
5)Make final dashboard prototype.
6)Based on above discussion decide which type of connection and source developer should use.(Out of12+ connection choose best which is suitable for your scenario.)
7)Keenly understand pros and cons of your chosen connection, source.
8)Start developing Dashboard
9)Save dashboard as different versions(Save after every major changes you do in dashboard )
10)Based on type of connection used in dashboard, movement of dashboard from DEV>>>UAT>>PROD differs. Understand the strategy of movement.
11)Keep the client informed on the development front.
12)Final step move to production. GO LIVE.
SAP BO/ETL/XCELSIUS DEVELOPER