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PASS Business Analytics Pre-Conference Session

Less than three weeks away!

Just way too much going on this year, folks.  In a good way, but still, it means we struggle to keep up with making you aware of everything we’re doing.

Coming up on May 2nd, at the PASS BA conference in San Jose CA, Avi and I are going to be giving a brand-new, never-seen-before full-day class called “Dueling Dashboards – Practical Patterns for Your Business.”

Here’s the abstract:

Microsoft’s evolving strategy in BI and analytics has taken some very exciting turns over the past twelve months. What we used to call the Microsoft BI “platform” could now more appropriately be called an “ecosystem”: a suite of products that truly interoperate, are built upon the same core engines, and revolve around the same core languages.
In this full-day session, Rob Collie and Avi Singh of PowerPivotPro put that ecosystem through its paces for your benefit. Better yet, they have selected 10 real-world examples from their many years of experience, and will cover these patterns in their entirety so you can return to work and apply them immediately. All attendees will be provided with these examples in electronic format, complete with inline explanations and tips on adapting these patterns to your own needs, including:
• variance from target/budget
• outlier detection
• multi-level performance improvement
• Opportunity Gap Analysis
• accumulation trending
• geo targeting
• customer retention
• inventory burndown
• multi-channel customer satisfaction
• entity summaries

Rob and Avi will treat this as a friendly competition as to who will provide you with the clearest real-world impact. Attendees will also receive a full-color copy of Rob and Avi’s new book, “Power Pivot and Power BI, 2nd Edn.”, as well as eight laminated reference cards.

Very affordable at $595.  Hope to see you there, whether you’re attending the full conference or not.  Register here.

Rob Collie

Rob Collie

One of the original engineering leaders behind Power BI and Power Pivot during his 14-year career at Microsoft, Rob Collie founded a consulting company in 2013 that is 100% devoted to “the new way forward” made possible by Power BI and its related technologies. Since 2013, PowerPivotPro has rapidly grown to become the leading firm in the industry, pioneering an agile, results-first methodology never before seen in the Business Intelligence space. A sought-after public speaker and author of the #1-selling Power BI book, Rob and his team would like to help you revolutionize your business and your career.

This Post Has 7 Comments
  1. Well this sounds awesome! Any plans on bringing this class to the East Coast or do I have to Uber it across country.

  2. I’ll be there – just booked yesterday and looking forward to taking our BI to the next level with some practical dashboarding 🙂 We have only dabbled with dashboards in Power BI Online mainly because until the Data Insights conference a few weeks ago, .pbix Data Model vs .xlsx Data Model was really foggy and we didn’t want to build on top of a the “wrong” one. It is now “less” foggy and I hope to get some more guidance at the PASS Conference.

  3. It sounds really awesome! Unfortunately don’t have an opportunity to participate in live.
    Are there any plans to transform it to webinar online/offline format? I’m very interested in such forms of classes!

  4. Can’t make it for the pre-conference session, but I was signed up for the Engines of Growth session on May 4th. What happened to it?

    1. Short version is that I got into a motorcycle accident last week, broke multiple bones, surgery, the whole deal. Haven’t even been able to write a decent blog post yet (cast on left hand). So I won’t be there 🙁

      Matt Allington is graciously replacing me on the pre-con, co-presenting with Avi, but on short notice he didn’t have time to take over my breakout session as well. So it’s cancelled, many apologies. Trust me I’d rather be there than limping around my house with a walker.

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