I was looking for inspiration and some new ideas for dashboards. What better way than finding inspiring examples of BI solutions from others. The following are some of the go-to links that I am certain you can find useful.
Using what I have learned over my 20-year consulting career to help you find your work-life balance and still have an impact at work. Included is a downloadable simple methodology, in Power Bi, I used to help assess my work-life balance and determine where my time is was going.
Power BI has the Pulse Chart that allows you to show key events on a timeline and then animate them with a playback of the events to reveal patterns and insights. Let’s do a data visualization example go through a quick tutorial that show this in action.
It is easy to look at Power BI dashboards as static, but you can use some old school techniques to provide the ability the generate dynamic content using data-driven global settings that will be available to all your report developers. These techniques will allow your published reports to remain unchanged but allow the reports to dynamically reflect default information shown to the user, such as Current Month, Report Comments and even a time stamp of the last data source update.
I must say that I enjoy articles that teach me something new from people who have a great depth of knowledge about a topic. I read an article by Avinash Kaushik, Create High-Impact Data Visualizations: Nine Effective Strategies, which covers nine strategies while reviewing sixteen visualizations. It reminded me of three key learnings I have had over my career.
PowerBI has the ability to mashup data from different sources; this may introduce problems when joining or matching data between systems. I was able to get around this issue by leveraging an R script from an article in the community. As a consultant there is a rule that if you use something from the community, you need to give back and particularly if you use it twice, you have to write a blog post. This is such a post.