Data Insights Iceberg to manage analytics project expectations

2020-05-11T09:38:18+00:00February 21st, 2020|Business Intelligence|

Over the years we have completed many data and insight projects. Sometimes in the early stages of these data projects it can be a challenge to manage stakeholder expectations. Data sourcing and associated analysis can be particularly time consuming. Much of this work isn’t visible, hence the data insights iceberg. An iceberg is a good [...]

Are you a Tableau developer or tableau artist?

2020-03-15T14:24:35+00:00February 14th, 2020|Business Intelligence, Tableau|

A browse on LinkedIn presents post after post of artistic, very well designed and highly complex Tableau dashboards. Many of the dashboards shared on LinkedIn often are more works of art than dashboards you would see in the corporate environment. The producers of this artwork are clearly highly skilled in the Tableau product. Producing this [...]

Tableau Developers – where should they sit within an organisation?

2020-03-18T16:57:59+00:00August 24th, 2019|Business Intelligence, Reporting Theory, Tableau|

Often large organisations struggle with where Tableau developers should sit within the organisation. This could also apply to any other reporting software, the likes of Power BI, Qlik, etc. As some technology is involved (i.e. Tableau) there is often a strong argument to lump it in with IT. However I believe this is incorrect. The [...]

Keep dashboards simple

2020-03-03T21:11:02+00:00May 13th, 2018|Business Intelligence, Reporting Theory|

Within the Tableau community I see many dashboards shared that look great. Often they are highly complex, sometimes like works of art. In reality, in my professional career I have never seen dashboards of that type. Dashboards should be simple. In the commercial environment dashboards are to provide information. Therefore dashboards should be clear and [...]

Build a hierarchy in Tableau

2020-03-05T13:38:07+00:00March 13th, 2012|Business Intelligence, Tableau|

One of the great things about Tableau is how quick and easy it is to create a hierarchy. I have used this for building multiple Tableau hierarchies including: Product hierarchy – i.e. product category, subcategory, group, etc Regional hierarchy – i.e. Country, State, County, City, etc Custom Date hierarchy – i.e. Year, Week, Day [...]