Category: Power BI

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 […]

Crumpled paper Power BI

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 […]

[fullwidth background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”20px” padding_right=”” hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]The Tumble Road Tribe has been hard at work, pursuing that dream that we should be able to ask our computers questions and […]

[fusion_text]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 […]

Power BI Kitchen

[fusion_text] 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 […]

Power BI Kitchen

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 […]

Are you having tired of waiting for long refresh times with Power BI? Perhaps, you are getting timeouts because you are retrieving too much data. There’s three easy ways to avoid these issues. WHY IS MY POWER BI DATA REFRESH SO SLOW? Many Power BI models refresh slowly as the models are not structured to […]

[fusion_text] My Star Trek moment has finally arrived! Growing up, it always seemed like a pipe dream to be able to ask questions of the computer and have her answer. Microsoft has got us the closest to this dream with Cortana and Power BI Integration. You can now summon answers from your Power BI dashboards, […]

[fusion_text]You can use the free PowerBI.com license with Microsoft Project Online to do your basic reporting. There are caveats but I’ll show you ways that you can use the free license effectively. What is Power BI? Microsoft Power BI is a collection of online and client tools that enable organizations to visualize and explore data, […]

Visualizing Project Time Project Online supports collaborative work management across your organization. It provides the ability to manage multiple project schedules and allows project team members to enter the time spent on assigned tasks via their timesheet. The timesheet information can then be used for many purposes. Many Project Management Offices (PMOs) have dynamic information […]