December 11, 2019: Demystifying Chart Types and Report Design Principles in Power BI

1515 SW 5th Ave. Suite 900, Portland, OR
6:00PM – 6:30PM social | 6:30PM – 8:30PM meeting

Reid Havens
Demystifying Chart Types and Report Design Principles in Power BI

Failing to deliver a well-designed Power BI Report can be a common reporting pitfall. What good is quality data if it is not presented in a way that is meaningful or easily understood? Someone without any prior knowledge should be able to quickly understand a report without explanation and be quickly drawn to the key elements you want them to view. This talk will walk through many elements of bad report design. Learn about visual cues and how certain chart types can convey data more accurately than others. Also, learn about the basic dos and don’ts of report design and layout, using easy-to-learn techniques that bring data to life.

Reid HavensReid is the founder of Havens Consulting Inc. and is a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP). He has an extensive background in technology and organizational management, and has obtained a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development and Business Analytics. He has experience as a consultant working with many Fortune 50, 100, and 500 companies. Additionally, he teaches Business Intelligence, reporting, and data visualization courses at the University of Washington and other universities.

Reid is also an avid content developer. He has authored numerous videos and articles on multiple video platforms and blog sites. He has also developed multiple training curriculums that have been delivered to numerous companies around the world. In addition to corporate trainings, he has also developed college level curriculum for the University of Washington and other universities.

 


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Paul Turley
Preview: A Best Practice Guide and Checklist for Power BI Projects

Whether designing moderate-scale reports for a few business users or large-scale solutions with loads of data for an entire corporation, this session provides best practice guidance for the essential components of Power BI projects. Power BI is a very flexible platform with an vast range of options and often overwhelming design choices. We will discuss recommended practices to manage datasets and reports for team collaboration, version control, query optimization for scale, data modeling design patterns, measure design, dataset certification and governance. We will conclude with a complete checklist of important items to ensure project success.

Paul TurleyPaul is a Principal Consultant for Pragmatic Works, a Mentor and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. He consults, writes, speaks, teaches & blogs about business intelligence and reporting solutions. He works with companies around the world to model data, visualize and deliver critical information to make informed business decisions; using the Microsoft data platform and business analytics tools. He is a Director of the Oregon SQL PASS chapter & user group, the author and lead author of Professional SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services and 14 other titles from Wrox & Microsoft Press. He holds several certifications including MCSE for the Data Platform and BI.


We wish to acknowledge the OSHU Information Technology Group for supporting Oregon SQL by generously providing the meeting venue.

 

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