Creating a data-driven culture in your company

A great summary of key requirements to build a data-driven culture, by Chris Stolte, Tableau co-founder: 1. Don’t fear the user, 2. Encourage corporate curiosity, 3. Manage to the outliers, 4. Measure, experiment and then measure again, and 5. Build trust and understanding. I would add two more points, one of which Chris is too … Read more

Dashboard tips by example- maps to inform, standard and novel approaches

Dashboards developed for clients frequently incorporate maps. Tableau offers quick, simple yet insightful mapping capabilities out of the box. I have noticed that many maps used in my client’s dashboards attempt to display continuous measures. Examples include sales in the past quarter, year to date expenses versus budget or number of open sales opportunities. All … Read more