Bullet Graph Template for Excel

Tired of Complicated Dashboard Gauges and Radial Meters?

Bullet Graphs provide astounding representation of analysis with minimal usage of space, and they are quite easy to read!

Bullet Graph Overview

Developed by Stephen Few, the Bullet Graph was inspired from a traditional bar graph. It is used as an alternative to Dashboard Gauges and Radial Meters, as it removes excessive clutter in showcasing your current performance level.

The Bullet Graph offers a single measure, which relates to defined quantitative ranges and declares its qualitative state. It then displays contextual output of qualitative ranges pertaining to performance levels of Low, Mid and High. These ranges are displayed in hue variations, which makes them readable by those who are color blind.

Create a Bullet Graph in Three Easy Steps with QI Macros!

  1. First, open the Bullet Graph template located in the Improvement Tools drop-down menu. Once opened, you will find both a Horizontal and a Vertical layout:
  2. horizontal-bullet-chart

    vertical-bullet-chart

  3. Determine your Low (poor), Mid (average) and High (excellent) performance levels, along with your Target Value.
  4. Input your Actual Performance Level, which in the example above reflects your level is not only High, but it has also surpassed your Target Value.

* Please note that the "Y" value found in the Horizontal Bullet Graph changes the alignment of the "Actual" bar on the y-axis, if updated.

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