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Analytics on Fire

Analytics on Fire is your backstage pass inside the enterprise analytics and business intelligence world. Join your host BI author, speaker, and co-founder, Mico Yuk (BI Brainz) as she pulls back the curtain on what’s working right now in the enterprise analytics/business intelligence world and what is not. You’ll hear the inside scoop from experienced business leaders on how to plan, implement and gain true business value from your analytics dollars. Visit analyticsonfire.com to subscribe and get weekly insights and freebies!
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Oct 31, 2019

What problems do you have with key performance indicators (KPIs)? Are they actionable or not? How do you measure them?

Today, I’m sharing a session that I did that was rated #1 at the Real Business Intelligence event at MIT back in 2017. It's called "Secrets to building actionable KPIs". Specifically, I discuss three of the more well-known and commonly used methods: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timebound (SMART) Goals, Wildly Important Goals (WIGs), and Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).

Mico Yuk Analytics on Fire Podcast artwork

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • [02:19] Are KPIs and metrics the same? Do you track KPIs? Metrics? Core competencies?
  • [02:44] Key Quote: Living in KPI land, there’s a lot of measurements, but you discover that not all measurements are created equal. - Mico Yuk
  • [04:02] KPI Problem #1: Too many KPIs; focus on tracking 3-5, no more than 10.
  • For full show notes, his book give away, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/37

Sponsor

This exciting season of AoF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our next workshop on January 28-30, 2020 is now open for registration at a special early bird rate! Consider upgrading to the VIP option for extras including access to our online course. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan. Register today!

 

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Oct 17, 2019

Today’s guest is the talented and intelligent Lillian Pierson. Lillian is a Data Science Instagram rock star with 600K+ followers across social media. Currently, she is the data science instructor for multiple courses on LinkedIn Learning, as well as an author, entrepreneur, coach and social media genius.

In this new BI Masterclass, Lillian is going to teach you how to build a solid enterprise-wide data strategy that scales. Stay tuned to get Lillian’s best tips for social media, data strategies, and collecting data for use cases

Lillian Pierson Analytics on Fire Podcast artwork

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • [10:07] The definition of enterprise-wide data strategy and who it is for
  • [11:35] Lillian’s “Aha” moment and her two different types of clients
  • [13:21] Key Quote: “What is the point of all this big data talk? The point is that they generate business value from that new knowledge.” - Lillian Pierson
  • For full show notes, his book give away, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/36

Sponsor

This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our second one is coming up on Jan 28-30 and registration is open!  At the end of three days, you'll leave with the tools, techniques, and resources you need to engage your users. Register today!

 

Enjoyed the Show? 

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Oct 10, 2019

Today’s guest is no stranger to most of you. Ryan Goodman is a BI rock star and my former AoF co-host. Currently, he’s the Head of Analytics at a super cool startup turned ongoing profitable and growing financial services company.

Ryan’s going to teach us how to create an analytics playbook using the BI Dashboard Formula (BIDF) methodology. An analytics strategy playbook encapsulates and executes all the elements of people, technology, and process. Stay tuned to get Ryan’s playbook template!

Ryan Goodman Analytics on Fire Podcast artwork

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • [06:40] BI Whisperer: Bridging the gap between technology and business analysts.
  • [08:20] Disconnecting from being a business owner back into driving customer analytics.
  • [09:16] Key Quote: Everyone is data driven...what that means, and what it should mean. - Ryan Goodman
  • For full show notes, his book give away, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/35

Sponsor

This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our second one is coming up on Jan 28-30 and registration is open! Join us and consider upgrading to be a VIP (we have tons of bonuses planned). Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with the tools, techniques, and resources you need to engage your users. Register today!

 

Enjoyed the Show? 

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Oct 3, 2019

Guess what? I missed you! After focusing on making our first BI Data Storytelling Accelerator - 3-day live workshop a major success, I’m back! Registration is now open for the next workshop on January 28-30, 2020. It’s the hottest thing since fried rice!

Today, I talk to the amazing Alberto Cairo, author of How Charts Lie. He’s an AoF alumni, who was on my very first AoF podcast episode where we were the first to announce The Functional Art (one of the most well-known books in our industry). Stay tuned to the end for an insane book giveaway you won’t find anywhere else!

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • [12:00] Learn why Alberto warns: “Be aware of what some people call the Curse of Knowledge.”
  • [19:11] Key Quote: A visualization can only be worth a 1,000 words if we know how to read it. - Alberto Cairo
  • [21:41] Key ways to overcome biases: Steps to read a visual. Read the title, message, and patterns
  • For full show notes, his book give away, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/34

Sponsor

This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our second one is coming up on Jan 28-30 and registration is open! Join us and consider upgrading to be a VIP (we have tons of bonuses planned). Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with the tools, techniques, and resources you need to engage your users. Register today!

 

Enjoyed the Show? 

Please leave us a review on iTunes.

 

 

 

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