Kiviat Charts the Best Black Box Graphical Tool for Problem Identification
Kiviat charts are versatile graphical display tool which presents different metrics against maximum & minimum benchmarks.
Kiviat chart consists of radial lines representing a particular metric. Every metric is drawn to a suitable scale; wherein maximum & minimum values are represented by outer & inner concentric circles.
In the charts shown below the outer circle is the maximum threshold and the band is the minimum threshold. The band between the two circles is the acceptable range.
A Sample of Kiviat Charts for Development Code Metrics for a web application is presented below:
All metrics falling within the acceptable limits are represented by the following chart.
Good Kiviat chart showing all metrics within limits:
On the contrary, the following bad