Dashboard week is a week-long challenge where each day we are given a random dataset and asked to create a Tableau dashboard to present the next day. As things move at a thousand miles per hour during Dashboard Week, I’ll give you a few pointers on how I handled it.

1. Don’t overdo it!
Explore a few key ideas based on the data given and create a few charts to find interesting insights.

2. Fail fast!
If there is a major blocker, then try another path. Remember, there are many ways to skin a cat!

3. Have a plan
Create a plan and use timebox your day to manage your workload. When creating the dashboard, remember to follow the visual best practices.

4. Focus on key insights and stories
Have a story to tell and share your insights on presentation day.

Most important of all, have fun and enjoy the ride!.

The Data School
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