The CiviCase component dashboard (home page) is intended to provide at-a-glance status of Cases and Activities for the logged in user. The summary tables will include case load by case type, status and role. Open cases with upcoming scheduled activities will be listed for quick access. Links will be provided to view complete listings for each category.
Supervisory / administrative staff ("case supervisor permission" - see below) will get summary counts for case-loads across the entire organization.
Dashboard mockup - http://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRM/CiviCase+Dashboard