Category: Observations, Trends, and Wild Speculation

Making BI Count

Early in my BI career, I learned that telling friends and family I worked in “Business Intelligence” wasn’t very helpful.

Written by on June 7, 2018

Agile BI Moves from “If” to “How”

Eight years ago, I lucked into an epiphany: IT-driven BI was going to give way to biz-driven BI (aka “self-service” or “Agile” BI). The new wave of BI tools – led by Power Pivot at the time, which ultimately grew into Power BI – gave business subject matter experts something they’d previously lacked: the ability to execute directly.

Written by on March 29, 2018

Power BI (DAX and M) vs. R: A Summer of Perspective

Based on what I’ve learned from Zoe, and what I’ve read to fill in the gaps, I think the two big differentiators are “how much statistical rigor do you require” and “how many different variations of the question do you need to ask?”

Written by on August 23, 2017