I have been meaning to write a blog reflecting on 2019 since the end of 2019! I can't believe it's taken me nearly 8 weeks of 2020 to sit down and get this done.... When I started to plan my blog about 2019 I realised I was counting significant events and milestones, The numbers added... Continue Reading →
#data19 – Tableau Conference (Las Vegas – Nov 2019)
It’s been a seriously crazy month!!! On 29th October I had a catch up call with Amanda Boyle from Tableau and Simon Beaumont (Zen Master and Tableau Ambassador), they told me that I had been awarded the Tableau Community Founders Award! They went on to explain that this meant that I would be given an... Continue Reading →
Northwest Tableau User Group – 30th Sept 2019
Bit of a write up about our user group in September! #NWTUG 2 weeks on from our 6th official Tableau Northwest User Group and I am still buzzing from the fact that we had just over 100 #tableau enthusiasts in attendance! What’s probably more impressive is that we had 148 people register their interest to... Continue Reading →
Learning through teaching
I am not sure ‘teach’ is the right word, probably it should be skills sharing but anyway let’s call it teaching for ease. I was keen to talk about how teaching others has helped to improve my own skills and understanding. Since I discovered the magic of Tableau and then went on to implement Tableau... Continue Reading →
Dude, where’s my dashboard?!
One of the most useful things we have ever implemented in our Information Team is unique identifiers for our ad-hoc data requests, routine reports and statutory returns. I can’t take the credit for this. An Analyst who joined my team about ten years ago (and has since moved on) brought this from his previous job.... Continue Reading →
Why Agile Project Management could work for you!
About 6 years ago I started to hear a lot about Agile Project Management, Scrum and Kanban, and was keen to understand what these things were all about and whether we could use these methodologies in my team. One of the team went on an Agile Project Management course and came back really enthused. So... Continue Reading →
Have you heard the one about a pie chart?
It’s been almost four years since I attended my first Tableau conference in London and just over 4 years since I discovered Tableau. I remember sitting in a few of the customer speaker sessions at the conference and I clearly remember one of the speakers joking about using Pie Charts. I smiled thinking I didn’t... Continue Reading →
Reflections of a Tableau User Group Leader
Why I love being a TUG leader! I set myself some objectives for 2019 to give me a big nudge to keep developing myself. I even popped them up on my white board in my office at work to remind me of them and see if others would also make sure I had achieved them.... Continue Reading →