Category: Business Intelligence
In this episode, I look at a specific data visualization in Power BI called Bubble Charts. I’ll explain what is a bubble chart, when to use it and how to build in Power BI.
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Power BI’s Donut charts are very attractive. When used improperly, they make it harder for the user to read the data. In this segment, see how a donut chart has been used improperly and learn a better way to show the data.
When companies begin making their data more accessible via Self-Serve Power BI, they soon reach a critical break point in those efforts. The Project dashboards tell them something that isn’t pleasant or doesn’t match the narrative been publicized. The Reality in Your Project Dashboards Performance indicators go red. The data shows the stellar progress that […]
When designing your Power BI solution, are you designing your solution for maximum long term effectiveness? One of the biggest mind shifts that my Power BI students have to make when beginning their Power BI journey is to stop thinking in terms of reports when approaching their Business Intelligence (BI) needs. Rather, it’s more effective […]
We’ve been hard at work, pursuing that dream that we should be able to ask our computers questions and get reasonable answers quickly. This post shows some of our recent work, integrating Microsoft Project Online with Power BI and Cortana to create a seamless experience across the products. The video demonstrates this integration, using a […]
The need to extract Microsoft Project Task level data in an efficient manner is growing as many Project Server and Project Online clients are creating Power BI models over this data. Unfortunately, many did not account for this BI need when creating their project template structures. This leads to Project template designs that make it […]
In this installment, the user facing aspects of your Power BI report models will be discussed. Much of this is considered fit and finish work. It is important that you take the time to address these issues as PowerBI.com enables users to build their own reports and dashboards from your data sets. This finish work […]
Professional chefs use a French kitchen organization approach called “Mise En Place”, which means literally, “putting in place.” It ensures that the placement of ingredients and utensils are optimally placed for efficient cooking. Power BI report models can require the same type of approach to ensure that your report models are maintainable over time. This applies […]