To reduce maintenance, create separate Functional Areas for dashboards and modules (e.g. Reports and Report Modules). Consider if you want new content to appear automatically for the end users.
For example; In the Contents tab, turn Show New Content "On" for all dashboard Functional Areas and "Off" for all module Functional Areas. New dashboards will then be automatically added to the Contents when the role security is updated, but modules will not.
Turning the "New Content" to "Off", allows development of new content without disruptions to the end users. you can then activate the new content at the required time
Questions on this topic? See 1.04-02 Utilize Show Content On/Off for Different Functional Areas in our Planual forum.