In this lab we will be implementing a forecasting measure using DAX. We will not be generating a forecast data set, rather, we will create a measure that will look at the actuals from the past to forecast what will happen in the future. We will be using a CDC data set of US Deaths. … Continue reading Forecasting Measure in Power BI
Here is an interesting idea, can you have a prescriptive approach in selecting a right chart for your storytelling? In this article https://www.kdnuggets.com/2021/02/telling-great-data-story-visualization-decision-tree.html the author suggests that a simple decision tree can help you in guiding your choices. https://youtu.be/LW-50zDTteQ I found the approach to be very interesting, albeit not all branches of the decision tree … Continue reading Decision Tree for Data Visualizations?
Steven Franconeri, a Kellogg School of Management professor, has written a good article "4 keys to Effective – and Honest – Data Visualizations". I thought that he made some solid points; however, I strongly disagree with his opinion about what makes a chart honest or dishonest. https://youtu.be/E6A0cry7PUw As you look at the global temperature trend … Continue reading What Kellogg Professor Got Wrong about Effectiveness and Honesty in Data Visualizations
Unfortunately, life is hard and in BI world we are guaranteed to fail with our Data Persuasion every now and then. Having failed with my BI presentations many a time, I decided to write this article and frame up my top five reasons why I did and also suggest a few things for what you … Continue reading Data Persuasion with BI: Top 5 Reasons Your Last Presentation was a FAIL
The older and wiser that I get, the more I realize that our framework of values and motivations is often not so much based on our own experiences and learnings but rather on effectiveness of persuasion of individuals who have taken their time and used their skills to instill our values and to create our motivations. You too can learn how to use data to persuade your audience...