We have a tool we call the Cruise Missile that tells us how our build is running on each of our projects. We put it together pretty quickly but it does a good job of telling everyone at youDevise how our development is going.
Cruise Missile has lots of relatives, including lava lamps and ambient orbs. Another relative I read about today sounds like fun – a huge TV showing not only build status but the current production version of the product (a live news web site) and news anyone can update. There may be some features there we want to add to our missile!