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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

Pitfalls on the Path to Data Fluency

By itself, data isn’t enough. A singular focus on investing in technology to manage and visualize your data won’t get it done. Leaders committed to a data-driven enterprise are great . . . but still more is needed. Even a team of good people isn’t enough. While all of these factors are necessary for data fluency, the pieces alone are not sufficient to transform your organization’s use of data.

Below we discuss a few illustrative ways organizations are unable to align all the factors necessary to reach data fluency. Of course, there are many ways to fail. We will describe a few. In doing so, we hope you can draw comparisons to your own organization so that it becomes more clear how an area of weakness in your organization’s culture, skills, or capabilities can act as a roadblock that stifles your best efforts at data informed decision-making.

In sharing the cases below, we also hope you will feel a little less alone...