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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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There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

—Peter Drucker

We begin with the end in mind. The consumers of data have needs. A healthy ecosystem will support those needs through the right data products. Discovering the information that will best serve the organization is the first step.

Understanding data consumer demand is not a one-time endeavor. It requires a process of continually mapping the important decisions made by the organization and evaluating whether and how data can improve those decisions.

Organizations without an understanding or responsiveness to data needs may suffer from gaps in areas in which data could inform decisions. At the same time, these organizations may be prone to extreme analytical fixation on particular areas at the expense of other areas of greater importance.

There are a couple of ways to build a complete awareness of your organizational data demands: a top-down map or listening for grassroots...