August 10th – PowerBI – How to Fix a Report I didn’t build – presented by Reid Havens

Welcome to the August 10th 2022 online meeting!  Covid restrictions are lifting and a return to in-person meetings may take shape in the coming months.  Until then, we all continue to operate monthly online meetings through the PNW collaborative facilitated by the Oregon Data Community.  A number of NW local data user groups are working together to help shoulder the load over covid,  hosting regular online monthly meetings for all members.  The collaborative will always have the regular OR Data Community “evening” meeting date/time on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4 PM PST, and if possible a second meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 12 PM PST!

The Teams URL will be published closer to the meeting date – please sign up via Meetup

In order to encourage questions during the presentation, please use chat which will be monitored and/or use the raise hands option in Teams.  Please be mindful of the other attendees and mute your mic!

We will be starting at 4:00 PM

Schedule (may be fluid due to discussions and Q/A):
4:00 – 4:15 PM – Announcements and other information
4:15 PM – Presentation

Our wonderful sponsors are providing gifts each month!


Title: How to Fix a Report I Didn’t Build – An Ugly Baby Story

Abstract: As a Power BI Developer, many of us have had to take ownership of a report that we didn’t author, often with little to no documentation! This session will provide a best practices toolset to help audit, repair, and optimize the PBIX file. You will learn how to identify common pitfalls in: Power Query queries, modeling, relationships, DAX, and report design. The resulting report will have a reduced file size, load and calculate faster, and provide a cleaner U/I experience for end-users.

Bio:  Reid Havens


Reid Havens (

Reid 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 a passionate curriculum content developer. Most recently he help co-author the DP-500 Enterprise Azure Analyst certification exam for Microsoft. He has also authored numerous videos and articles on multiple video platforms and blog sites. In addition to having also developed multiple training curriculums that were delivered to numerous companies around the world. In addition to corporate trainings, Reid has also developed college-level curriculums for the University of Washington and other universities.


Here’s Reid!!!

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