In an earlier post, titled Master Tableau Concepts, I have summarized and added color to a talk by Joe Mako in which he highlighted the advanced concepts that a master practitioner can use to achieve flow by working with instead of against Tableau. This was an excellent talk which he also gave as a repeat at TC14.
In this new post, Master Tableau Approach, I’ll summarize & add color to a TC14 session from Bethany Lyons and Alan Eldridge, titled <a hre"http://bit.ly/jedi-calculation-techniques" target="jedi-calculation-techniques">Jedi Level Calculation Techniques. Today's topic is the thought process used by a master practitioner when deciding which technique to employ when answering a complex question using Tableau.
How to Think
While introducing his own TC14 session, Dashboarding at the Edge of Impossible, Dustin Smith described the Tableau Jedi not as the person who knows every tip and trick. He instead described a Jedi as the person who knows how to best approach the problem.
In a similar vein, Bethany and Alan emphasized during their session that: While every problem on the planet may be solvable with a Table Calc, doing so can prove to