During analysis and exploration, analysts will use many different types of charts in slightly different ways, because they try to find something in the data. However, when they find a meaningful insight, they should use different, more specific charts for presenting to users, designed for ease of interpretation and impact.
The information system’s goal of mimicking the structure of the business processes allows users to understand what happens and make decisions accordingly. Sometimes users will ask for specific reports they need short-term, but one must see beyond that. When modeling business events (with facts and dimensions at the lowest grain), that would already cover the reports they wanted (and many others). By modeling business events, one enables a plethora of insights, anticipating the most common questions.
The “potential” value of the data in the lake comes from having it available for advanced data science analytics and further processing (such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, etc.). These usually produce a structured result, which the team can then feed into the data warehouse or reporting for user consumption. The “actual” value of the data gets realized when a business user can apply it to making a decision, not before.
In a growth mindset culture focused on learning, executives do not expect people to blindly follow decisions that might lead to the wrong outcomes. They expect the teams to use data as part of performing actions to assess impact, and if someone learns that the decision might lead to problems, they expect the team to speak up and avoid those negative consequences. They don’t want anyone justifying later with, “I was told.” They expect everybody to proactively bring value and challenge the status quo.
Reaching a target means that the team appropriately planned the “who does what and how by when,” given the guiding priorities and strategies. Conduct analytics to identify constraints on missed targets. Maybe the team needs more people, time, investments, or a different process. Focusing analytics on the causes for missing the previously planned targets will inform future planning, options and course corrections. This defines learning.
Tap into your purpose, even if it is a slight glimmer that you see when you are experiencing a down day or in a slump. Feed you thoughts with your passions and potential. Feel how loved you are and know you are important. It will help you get back up and keep trying when you remember your infinite worth and start fueling yourself with your passion again.
Life is what you make it. You can dwell on the bad and think about all that went wrong. Or you can make a choice to turn your thoughts to pushing forward, utilizing the tools you are learning to heal and replenish. Your thoughts about yourself and life is your mindset; take care of that and be sure to think the best of yourself and believe in yourself.
What is your greatest source of light and strength? Take time to discover it. When you find what truly feeds your soul beyond your own power, tap into it often. Knowing what your center of strength is and embracing it, fills your soul up with healing and light. You have everything in you to overcome, and there are resources to help you move forward. Tap into both.
What you think about, comes about. The mind can achieve what it sees. Take time to envision what is possible, what will be, what can be, what good you will do. Envision the right people coming into place to put things in motion for you to live your purpose and passion. Your vision and how you see yourself, even the future, is what ignites it coming into fruition.
Claiming where you are right now and being present with what has happened in no way means you are stuck here, in this pain. What happened to you does not define you, how you move forward does. This is part of your journey and as you push forward, you will inspire others to do the same. You will be liberated when you see your potential and live your purpose.