The Alchemist makes one beer and it’s rated best in the world. Be great at Tableau!
Like myself, I expect many visualization practitioners are busy with their daily work and meeting deadlines. If you’ve been using Tableau for a while, you are probably really good at knowing where to click and where to drag.
Please take a minute and seriously think about this question,”Could Tableau boost my career and do I care?” Did you answer “yes” to both, then continue reading (well continue reading anyway).
“What ONE thing could you get better around Tableau that would make a huge difference?” Answer this question and many good things will start to happen for you.
Let me share a few ideas based on my client work and personal goal setting:
- Find a “strategic customer” that’s not in your management chain. By strategic I mean Tableau will help them achieve specific goals and you can measure the impact. Yes, this will require investment outside of your core hours.
- Lead an internal user group. Meet over lunch at least once a month to share work and ideas, as well as discuss how to overcome roadblocks (organizational, technical, budgetary, …). Make sure everyone commits to an action.
- Start a list to capture new dashboards your customers would like and make them publicly vote to justify the priority. Tableau’s list http://community.tableausoftware.com/community/ideas
Notice, these points are not about getting better at using Tableau. Of course, that’s certainly a good course to pursue; you should always be looking to improve there.
Please leave a comment on what you try and your success stories!
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