Let’s not overthink Tableau. It’s a tool, and as a tool it can do some pretty cool things. But only if you have a reason to use it. Over the upcoming weeks I’m going to focus on specific tangible examples and use cases. Today I wanted to focus on one easy and powerful way to […]
Okay, so Tableau is technically something that one person can use effectively to support their work. But most of the time, to get actual value for the time/money commitment, it probably won’t be just a single person. See there are different roles to play when building something useful in Tableau. Chances are, if you already […]
I was trying to figure out how much data is flying around on the internet and I stumbled into this report by CISCO. Their estimate of daily global internet traffic in 2016 was about 23 million times as big as the estimate for 1992. That’s a lot of data flying back and forth. It’s no […]
I had a nice surprise this morning when Stephanie Evergreen sent me an email saying she was in town. It was really nice to catch up over lunch, trade consulting stories, and scheme a bit. One thing that came up in our conversation > Tableau. [Okay, so I brought it up, but Stephanie had some stories […]
I asked Data architect and Salesforce expert Cidar Mendizabal about the biggest challenges he faces on a regular basis. His answer was around data migration and the need for thoughtful decision making around what data should be migrated. He used the analogy of moving from a multi-bedroom house to a small studio apartment. I pulled that into […]
As promised yesterday, here is the second part which inspired the cartoon above. I asked Michael Quinn Patton what he thinks is the biggest challenge evaluators will face over the next five years. Internationally: The hysterical mania that focuses on SDGs and demands connecting anything and everything to SDG indicators.