My first time project managing a group of analysts

Last week was the  first week of client projects at the data school. I bravely/foolhardily volunteered to be the first project manager for the team. We are using a scrum style project management methodology, breaking tasks up into chunks and iterating quickly on them. Most of the team hadn’t used it before so it was a learning experience for all of us.

DS7 Tip Week – Creating a bump chart

In my last blog I cleaned up the data that we are going to use for my bump chart – now I’ll take you through how to make it. First lets create our initial view This creates a nice initial graph of population over time – now we want to transform this...

DS7 Tip Week – Preparing data in Tableau

I’m going to take you through how to recreate this rather lovely chart of state population on the left from Vox (click to enlarge). But first we need to get the data into Tableau in a format we can use. I’ve downloaded the data that Vox has used and...