Dashboard week has “finally” arrived for DS7 and I must say it was as hard as everyone says!
But what is dashboard week? Every day Andy gives us a data set that we need to clean and prepare in Alteryx and then open it on Tableau and build our dashboard.
Two main things I have learnt from today:
ONE: it is very important to understand the data
The hardest part for me was definitely the Alteryx workflow. After spending the all morning on Alteryx I had to go back and forth between Tableau and Alteryx ( transpose back the dimensions I needed to use as filters) while my story was developing or changing. This is why the second thing I have learnt today is :
TWO: find the story you want to tell and stick to it
Once you start playing around with the data and you think you have the all day to build a dashboard is easy to change the story you want to tell during the process (especially if you are used to MM) but if there is something I have learnt today was that choosing a story and sticking to it is very important as time is not as much as you think. Plus saves you time on going back to Alteryx every hour !
So these are my lessons learnt from today and here is the dashboard from day 1: