Why Are There So Few BI Experts?

It is important to understand the characteristics of a good BI Expert:

  1. Good Listener
  2. Opened to Criticism
  3. Self Criticize
  4. Able to Think Again and Again and Again and Again…until Perfect!
  5. Logical
  6. Passionate
  7. Love numbers and graphs
  8. Explorer – Explore & Accept New Ideas
  9. Constantly wanting to help others with BI
  10. All round business knowledge
  11. Up to date IT knowledge & willing to keep learning (self-motivated)
  12. Never comfortable at where you are (knowledge)
  13. Good communication skills
  14. Good at maths
  15. Good at UX design
  16. Good with colors
  17. Always putting yourself in someone else’s shoes (both your colleagues and clients)
  18. Don’t mind revision after revision and revision then revision again.

I’m sure there’s a lot more. If you plan to move in this area, I hope the above will help you develop your characteristics. Having all the above aspects really does need time. It’s all habits and characteristics which is hardest to develop. Believe me, it would be easier learning new technologies than changing your habits. In conclusion BI experts should be well respected and well paid too!!!

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Author: Steve Yeung

Being in the EPM & BI field for more than 8 years, it's about time I contribute to newcomers! As a founder of MondayBI.com I wish to give you all the help I can. Feel free to give any suggestions or questions. Hope you will all enjoy this blog! William Wong Essbase Certified Specialist OBIEE Certified Specialist

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