2014 TDWI Best Practices Award

Every year, the “TDWI Best Practice Award” comes up around Feb. It’s always a good practice to apply even though you may not win. In the end, it helps you review your projects done in 2013 and that’s never a bad thing. Moreover, you have a chance of winning, you never know. This is the most recognized BI Awards out there. Give it a go!

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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.

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