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Three Distinct Organizational, Analytical Workflows

Diving into React, Explore and Plan - three analytical jobs-to-be-done

Vijay Subramanian

Data DAGs for Producers, Metric Graphs for Consumers

Could "metric graphs" enable data consumers?

Vijay Subramanian

Benefits of Metrics and Semantic Layers

Metrics or semantic layers can do much more than metrics governance.

Vijay Subramanian

The Role of Data Teams in Org-Wide Planning

Taking a look at how analytics can power planning processes

Vijay Subramanian

Analytics: from Service to Product Mindset

Data-as-a-Product mindset can transform the analytics function

Vijay Subramanian

The Increasingly Limited Role of Dashboards

Examining how dashboards only address one of many data needs.

Vijay Subramanian

Metric Tree Example: A Profit Tree for Trace Nutrition Shop

Sharing a rich real-world example of a metric tree

Vijay Subramanian

Kimball's Modeling Approach: A Few Drawbacks

Investigating a few drawbacks to Kimball's modeling approach

Vijay Subramanian

The Lasting Power of Kimball's Modeling Approach

A look at the lasting power of Kimball's dimensional modeling approach

Vijay Subramanian

Metrics Layer: 2 Years In

An examination of "metrics layers" two years in - after the early buzz

Vijay Subramanian

Bridging Data and Business Teams with Metric Trees

How metric trees help translate across data and business domains

Vijay Subramanian

A Common Example of Arithmetic Metric Equations

Exploring the power of metric equations with a simple example

Vijay Subramanian

Metric Analysis: Volume Mix vs Behavior

Sharing a common "mixshift" analysis pattern for a key metric of interest

Vijay Subramanian

Metric Trees : Modeling Inputs and Outputs

Metric trees model relationships between inputs and outputs

Vijay Subramanian

Metrics - We Have Too Many or Too Few

Utilize metric trees to avoid the "too many/too few" debate.

Vijay Subramanian

Reporting vs Analytics Cultures Examined

The differences between reporting-first vs analytics-first cultures

Vijay Subramanian

Streamlining Root Causing Using Metric Trees

How metric trees enable root causing, save time and generate $$$

Vijay Subramanian

Introduction to Metric Trees

A proper introduction to metric trees with a real world example

Vijay Subramanian

Common Pitfalls with Business Reviews

Using metric trees and segments can level up business reviews

Vijay Subramanian

In the data domain, it is Transformations all the way

The different types of data transformations from raw to final

Vijay Subramanian