On the surface the Merged Bar Chart has a lot of similarities with small multiples. The key difference is the way these charts allow you to compare values. The Merged Bar Chart focusses on comparing multiple measures (like Player Value, Monthly Wage, clause, etc.) within one specific categorical variable (i.e. Soccer players).
One important goal of any well designed dashboard is to inform its readers by creating one overview of all KPI’s. This requires a compact and effective way to display them all together. The SMART KPI List is created specifically for this purpose.
In January 2021 I had the opportunity to talk with Stacey Barr, THE specialist in evidence-based leadership and organisational performance measurement. We spoke about the XmR chart in general and about our Power BI Custom Visual named Control Chart XmR.