What is business analytics and why is it important?

I wanted to understand at a higher level what we do as business analysts. During my placement you can feel a bit like a Tableau monkey or just executing what a stakeholder tells you. But I think it's really important to understand our "why" and purpose - ended up having a really interesting conversation with … Continue reading What is business analytics and why is it important?

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Why is it so hard to learn something new?

Learning Tableau In my first placement, one of the key areas of my role was training and driving engagement at the company. People who attended the training sessions were surprised at how easy Tableau was to navigate once you understood how Tableau organised your data and where you needed to drag/put it. However, I noticed … Continue reading Why is it so hard to learn something new?

A new way of using Reference Bands in Tableau

Inspired by Challenge 48 in WorkoutWednesday, I wanted to blog about how this challenge opened up a new way of using reference bands in Tableau. After learning how to create a waterfall chart in Tableau (see previous post here), the next challenge I had was finding a way to build this "profitability bridge". At first, … Continue reading A new way of using Reference Bands in Tableau

Understanding how to build a waterfall chart in Tableau

This blog post is inspired by a WorkoutWednesday challenge, which can be found here. The task was to build a waterfall chart based on the top 5 sub-categories, and to compare this with the other sub-categories by bucketing them all up in "Other". We also wanted to show the value for all of the sub-categories … Continue reading Understanding how to build a waterfall chart in Tableau