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Data Fluency

By : Zach Gemignani, Chris Gemignani, Richard Galentino, Patrick Schuermann, Nathan Yau‚ÄØ
Book Image

Data Fluency

By: Zach Gemignani, Chris Gemignani, Richard Galentino, Patrick Schuermann, Nathan Yau‚ÄØ

Overview of this book

Analytical data is a powerful tool for growing companies, but what good is it if it hides in the shadows? Bring your data to the forefront with effective visualization and communication approaches and let?Data Fluency:?Empowering Your Organization with Effective Communication?show you the best tools and strategies for getting the job done right. Learn the best practices of data presentation and the ways that reporting and dashboards can help organizations effectively gauge performance, identify areas for improvement, and communicate results. Topics covered in the book include data reporting and communication, audience and user needs, data presentation tools, layout and styling, and common design failures. Those responsible for analytics, reporting, or BI implementation will find a refreshing take on data and visualization in this resource, as will report, data visualization, and dashboard designers.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Free Chapter
1
Foreword
12
Titlepage
13
Copyright
14
Dedication
15
About the Authors
16
Credits
17
Acknowledgments
18
End-User License Agreement

Begin the Journey

Data fluency is the ability to use the language of data to fluidly exchange and explore ideas within your organization. There are many trends that are driving the need for data fluency:

  • A desire to make use of the investments that have already been made in data gathering and infrastructure;
  • Use of data in journalism and marketing to tell convincing stories, setting new expectations for communicating ideas with data;
  • A decentralized workforce of knowledge workers with the tools and expectations to make independent decisions;
  • New enterprise tools focused on helping employees, customers, and suppliers share and collaborate.

As you consider the path toward data fluency—whether for yourself or your organization—we want to emphasize once again that it is both challenging and worthwhile.

We have worked with dozens of organizations; every one has been deeply motivated to make use of their data. We often find pockets of skilled employees who were data fluent both...