Week 11 of Talent Path – Tableau: Client Delivery and Consulting
by Andrew Crawford
Well, our Talent Path Track is coming to an end. We are in week 11 and this week we focused in on learning and using the data visualization software, Tableau. We began by learning how to pull data into Tableau and manipulate it.
Tableau is a powerful tool that can be used to give insight for business solutions that would not be seen otherwise. The first half of the week we focused on the technical side of Tableau, where we learned how to implement complex calculations, level of detail calculation, complex drill downs and in/out calculations. Additionally, we learned how to compile the sheets in Tableau into interactive dashboards that can be used to solve business problems.
The second half of the Tableau training was focused on making sure the dashboard is tailored for the client and is able to tell a story to drive insight. After completing a dashboard, it is important to make sure that all of the formatting is correct and looks good. Anyone can show information on a screen, but the key is being able to provide actionable insight during a presentation. We were able to practice telling a story with our data by doing a case study on the last day that brought all of it together. The combination of the technical and soft skills that I learned throughout this week is a lesson I will be able to carry with me for the rest of my career.
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