Ann Jackson

2020 Week 34: Is Profit Ratio Influenced by Quantity?

Introduction This year it seems like most of my favorite dashboards are some version of a scatterplot.  I’ve always loved the scatterplot since it is such an elegant way to show two measures at once and perfect for unearthing relationships among measures.  So for this week’s challenge, I thought I’d make one with a slight …

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2020 Week 28: Are Sales on Track with Goal?

Introduction Congratulations!  We are now halfway through 2020 – it’s been a remarkable year, certainly full of twists, turns, and the unexpected. The purpose of this week’s challenge is to demonstrate how a metric compares to a goal.  Like most goal data I encounter, the sales goals for this challenge don’t reside in the same …

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2020 Week 24: Can you compare a 3-day vs. 14-day moving average and describe the latest trend?

Introduction I’ve got an exciting challenge for you this week!  It involves collaboration with a peer of mine in the data community (Jami Delagrange, who you may recognize as an upcoming Community Month contributor) and also a challenge that involves working with COVID-19 data. This built-for-mobile dashboard was born out of seeking to understand the …

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2020 Week 19: Can you build a dynamic date drilling chart?

Introduction I hope everyone is continuing to stay safe and sane during this time. Our challenge for the week is to work with dates again!  This one comes from a recent experience I had – the idea is pretty simple, you start your process by looking at more aggregated data, then you want to drill …

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2020 Week 15: Can you create a chart with a dynamic week start?

Introduction Hello Everyone!  First – I want to say that I hope you and your loved ones are happy, healthy, and safe during this time.  It’s amazing to think when I posted my last workout just 4 weeks ago, that the world (at least mine) looked completely different. I want you to know that you’re …

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2020 Week 11: Can you build smart ranked lists?

Introduction I’ve heard rumblings that the past few weeks have been a little difficult – so this week I’ve decided to keep it simple. The final visualization comes from something I encountered recently.  I have a client that works with data that is very volume specific per day, so they wanted a way to quickly …

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2020 Week 6: Can you build a MoM Progress Report?

Introduction This week’s challenge is ripped directly from two different requests I had over the past week.  The idea is simple, create a single visualization that displays performance in different metric categories and provide an overall health indicator.  This concept may look very familiar for people accustomed to KPI indicators in Excel (or dare I …

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2020 Week 2: Can you build a beautiful and dynamic bar chart?

Introduction Happy New Year!  I’m excited to be back for yet another year of Workout Wednesday.  This year we’ve expanded the team and made a commitment to the community to provide solution videos.  We’ve also got some great collaborations lined up, and a few exciting enhancements to come (custom color palette anyone?)! To get the …

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Week 48: Can you build a Bar Chart that automatically combines small contributions?

How much information have you retained from Tableau Conference 2019?  Are you still watching session videos (like I am?).  This challenge is an homage to the amazing conference from this year. The challenge comes from something I encountered in a recent work situation.  The end-user wanted to be able to automatically group together small contributing …

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