Dashboards are a fundamental part of every successful business. They show successes, points of weakness and provide advance warning of what might happen in the future. And yet they are a mercurial thing, often maligned, complex, late and misunderstood.
Tired of 50 page dashboard requirement documents without a visual in sight? Who actually reads them anyway?
There is a better way.
Enter the BI Dashboard Formula methodology for dashboard requirements. BI Brainz’s four step methodology takes organisations from dashboard planning to scoping to prototyping to go live.
And don’t forget the reports … they have been around forever … and they continue to play a pivotal role in making better decisions based on data. Reports, with a clear message and designed for quick understanding, provide the detail that is sometimes required beyond a dashboard.
Too often charts and tables in dashboards and reports have low visual quality, which don’t convey the message quick enough, leading to slow decision making or worse still, no decision made at all.
Enter the SUCCESS formula of the International Business Communication Standards (IBCS), for a set of rules for successful reports and presentations.
Welcome to my web site!
I'm a 20 year Business Intelligence consultant, five of them as gdBI. After being a long time BI trainer and developer, I now focus on being a business analyst for Business Intelligence.
I take organisations through the BI Dashboard Formula methodology making sure dashboards really do help accomplish intended business goals and resolve business problems.
And I design reports, tables and charts using the SUCCESS formula of the International Business Communication Standards (IBCS).
I love making the data sing to make a difference to clients and allow the dashboard and report consumers to make smarter decisions and get on with their purpose instead of chasing data.
And when I'm not making data sing ... I spend time with my beautiful wife and our three energetic and gorgeous children. And I try to squeeze in a bit of swimming, bike riding and running ... yes, I'm an occasional triathlete.
And my final home page commentary is a discussion on the English language ...
If your flavour of English is American English then you might think there are spelling mistakes in my web site. And there may well be! However, be aware that I use Australian English, which to the best of my knowledge is the same as UK English and New Zealand English. Organisations visualise the colour grey ... is Australian English.
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Darwin, Australia: 17 May 2019
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