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Data Fluency

By : Zach Gemignani, Chris Gemignani, Richard Galentino, Patrick Schuermann, Nathan Yau‚ÄØ
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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.
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The Data Fluency Inventory

What gets measured gets done!

—Any management expert

The Data Fluency Inventory (DFI) is a tool that assesses your organization’s ability to effectively communicating with data. In addition to measuring skills necessary for data fluency, it measures the value employees place on effective data communication. Ideally, your organization is measuring what you value most. However, this is not always the case. We designed the DFI to assist you in aligning your values, measurement, and actions. Specifically, the DFI will help you identify those areas and individuals within your organization that value and demonstrate data fluency, and those that need help.

At the individual level, the DFI measures the competency of data consumers and data authors. Do employees understand the data presented to them? Do they possess the skills necessary to create effective data presentations?

At the organizational level, aggregate scores across a team, a business...