I’ve been working in the software development sector for 5 years now and the following cartoon is a real life example of how software development is performed. The last year I work more and more in the Business Intelligence sector and I believe that the cartoon is also applicable on report building.
To get the valuable information from your data is a real profession and needs to be performed from a specific angle. Do not take your own “way of working” to build a report but look at the basis! Ask yourself three questions:
- Who needs the information?
- What information is needed?
- Is this information available?
Once you have the answers you can start building your report. Of course, the answers can be quite extended or not easy to answer but these are the fundamentals to create a valuable report.
In a future blog I will talk through a real life example of building a valuable report!
Personally I love cartoons like the one above, so if you have comics about software development or related… don’t hesitate to share with us!