PerformancePoint, SQL Saturday

I’m speaking at SQL Saturday #197

sqlsat197 speakerI’m excited to be speaking at SQL Saturday #197 in Omaha on April 6, 2013.  If you are in the Omaha area (or can get there), I would love for you to attend.  SQL Saturdays are a great opportunity for free training on my favorite technologies. I’m fairly new to speaking at SQL Saturdays (this will be my third time).  There will also be some great, more experienced speakers at SQL Saturday #197, including: Bill Pearson, Kevin Bowles, Chris Schmidt, Bill Fellows, Chris Shaw.

This time I have decided to switch things up and speak about Building Dashboards in PerformancePoint. Here’s the description:

PerformancePoint can be a useful tool for delivering a dashboard to users through SharePoint. The data visualizations for your dashboard can come from PerformancePoint, Excel Services, Reporting Services, or a web page. Understanding the features and limitations of these sources of data visualizations can help you create a dashboard that best meets your users’ needs.

I’m not sure about the future of PerformancePoint, but I have implemented several dashboards in PerformancePoint lately. As with any technology used for dashboard design, I think it’s important to understand the effects of our design decisions on the user experience and on ease of maintenance and enhancements.

Data Visualization, SQL Saturday, SSRS

Links on data visualization best practices in SSRS

I compiled a great list of links on data visualization and SSRS tips in the process of creating my presentation for SQL Saturday #159 and #165. Happy reading!

My favorite Perceptual Edge/Stephen Few blog posts:

Articles on Graph Choices:

SSRS Tips:

Design Tips: