Dashboard Design Essentials: Basics of Design This post is the first in a series of posts aimed at providing resources to organizations and dashboard developers to help bring their dashboards to life regardless of what BI tool they use. Basic … Read More...Read More
Analytics Center of Excellence Support
We make clients and individuals self-sufficient in their analytics ecosystem. We are authorities in the content and training. We’ve developed a focused methodology for our clients to deploy, enhance, and manage cross-department analytics.
Data Visualization Consulting
We help conceptualize, design, build, and test world-class Tableau, PowerBI, Google Data Studio, and Looker dashboards. Our award-winning developers create dashboards that are elegant in design, highly-performant solutions that render quickly, fully automated, and can still be utilized five years from now.
We provide public and private training on modern analytics tools–such as Tableau, PowerBI, Alteryx, and Snowflake–with fully customized training materials. Our trainers have more than a decade of experience in training and in direct application of these tools.
Data Science Consulting
We work with business users to develop practical analytical models using the latest advances in machine learning in R and Python.
Analytics Managed Services
We maintain and support packages to maximize your long-term investment in Tableau, Alteryx, or other self-service tools.
Prototyping & Proof Of Value Consulting
We offer a fast-track development model that is modular, prescriptive, and grounded in best practices and decades of combined experience.
Data-Driven Business Analysts
We develop data-driven technical solutions to business problems and partner to advance a stakeholders analytics visions by defining, analyzing, and documenting requirements./p>
Data Coach Live: Alteryx Essentials
This session is for Alteryx users of all experience levels and is designed as an introduction to Alteryx.
Data Coach Live: Tableau Essential Charts
This workshop is for new users of Tableau who are looking to develop their Tableau skills and provide value to their organization and community though data visualization.
This session is for Tableau users of all experience levels and is designed as an introduction to Tableau.
Data Coach Live: Tableau Mastering Calculations
This workshop is for current users of Tableau who are looking to quickly improve their existing Tableau skills and provide value to their organization and community though data visualization.
It is highly recommended that you are actively using Tableau and would consider yourself intermediate or higher skill level in Tableau.
tessellation \ noun \ ˌte-sə-ˈlā-shən :
A repeated pattern with no gaps.
We partner with clients to change the way they interact with data and analytics tools. We transform clients into outcome-driven organizations through sustainable, repeatable processes and enable them to focus more on understanding their business and less on the process of collecting and analyzing data.Our process is more than just providing clients with a strategy overview: it’s about coaching leaders, training analysts and data experts, creating sustainable processes, and managing and sustaining data and analytics products at the highest levels.
We’re more than technology experts.
Tenets to Our Approach
#1. Channel ideas into results.Creating successful data products like dashboards involves ideas from many different stakeholders. To channel those ideas, our team uses a design thinking process. The design process helps ensure that a design satisfies all such considerations. The process seeks to generate a number of possible solutions and utilizes various techniques or mechanisms that encourage stakeholders to think outside the box in the pursuit of innovative, actionable solutions.
#2. Create products for end users.
With input coming from many directions it’s easy to get lost in the process of creating data products. We stay grounded by focusing on the needs of end users. Whether it’s output from an algorithm or a dashboard, our products enable end users and maximize results for the organization.
#3. Remain highly aligned.
All along the way, we like to make sure our sponsors are highly aligned throughout the engagement. It is very important to us that our consultants communicate frequently to our project stakeholders about where the project stands so surprises are rare. For large engagements, we establish steering committees to ensure visibility and executive support which accelerates change.
#4. Embrace agility.
We believe that organizations should embrace at least some parts of the Agile approach. We like to use one- or two-week time boxes to produce results, minimize risk, and deliver rapid change. Through this agile process, cross-functional teams should meet daily to discuss progress to reduce slower communication methods. Through communication and documentation these tasks should be documented using project management tools for efficient, transparent communication within teams, across teams, and to managers and executives.
Latest from Our Blog
Using M to Create a Custom Function for Web Scraping Last month I posted a blog to my website titled Web Scraping in Power BI that showed users how to connect to web data in Power BI using a report that I … Read More...Read More
So You Want to Build Alteryx Macros (Part 2) This is Part 2 of a four-part series covering macros in Alteryx. In this post, I’ll walk you through how to build a standard macro in Alteryx. In a previous job, … Read More...Read More
First (Hopefully Annual) Snowflake / Tableau Hackathon This past Wednesday, Tessellation / Data Coach partnered with the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota to host a hackathon event, using Snowflake and Tableau as the core tools. Around … Read More...Read More
How to LAG in Tableau Prep In a recent project, we wanted to know: Is the average number of days between orders increasing or decreasing across the company? The questions behind that question are: What is the number of days … Read More...Read More
Tableau’s New Relationships and What They Mean The release of Tableau 2020.2 has a lot of cool new features, but perhaps none are more game changing than the implementation of relationships into the data model. There have been many conversations … Read More...Read More
So You Want to Build Alteryx Macros (Part 1) I was first introduced to Alteryx in January 2019 and instantly recognized the incredible power of the tool. If I had Alteryx in previous jobs, it would have saved me from … Read More...Read More
Top Five Power BI Features That Will (Tab) Blow Your Mind There are a ton of cool features in Power BI that you may not be familiar with, even if you have been using the tool for a long time. … Read More...Read More
Analytic Process Automation (APA) Here to stay, and why this matters to you Warning: hyperlinks and references to space travel await you… Since you’re reading this, it’s very likely you saw Alteryx’s huge announcement last week of their launch of … Read More...Read More
Ultimate Guide to Tables in Tableau: Headers Part 5: Custom Headers When you think about tables in general, we often don’t think about the importance that the header provides. The header can be more than a title. It can provide … Read More...Read More
Using Shapes in Tableau If you’re like me, nothing excites me like bringing a dashboard to life using proper shapes and colors. In this blog post I will show you three different techniques on how to implement shapes into your … Read More...Read More
Ultimate Guide to Tables in Tableau: Row Density Part 4: Filters with Tables So you’ve built a table. That probably means you need a bunch of filters to go with the table. These filters can be cumbersome, steal valuable real … Read More...Read More
Have fun and make a difference!
We’re building a distributed network of the world’s best data and analytics professionals that partner with clients of all sizes to solve challenges and build solutions to their data dilemmas.