More on building an enterprise Tableau Centre of Excellence. That’s pretty much all I know about hence why I seem to be writing about it a lot…
This is a short post about an initiative that is proving to be pretty successful at my organisation, we call it Tableau Champions.
We’ve based this loosely on Tableau’s own Zen Master initiative. For those that don’t know, Zen Master is effectively a title awarded to members of the community on a yearly basis. For more information see here – http://www.tableau.com/ZenMasters
What makes a Tableau Champion?
We award the Champions badge to users that demonstrate
- Passion & enthusiasm for Tableau & data visualisation
- Support of the Agile BI service at my organisation
- Skils in Tableau & visual analytics
- Willingness to share & assist other Tableau users
- Involvement in the Agile BI community
Even amongst a huge user base like I have, it is easy to spot users that demonstrate these characteristics. They will become your trusted advisors, providing great feedback and helping you iron out the bumps in your service.
What’s in it for a Champion?
Here’s what my team does to help Champions
- Build Tableau skills & contacts
- Increase internal profile across the org & gain stature as a Tableau SME
- Increase external profile
- Exposure to extra product information & roadmaps
- Contribution to the development of the Agile BI service
- Great collaboration opportunities across the firm
What’s in it for my service?
And in return Champions help us by
- Makeovers & dissemination of Best Practices
- Publicising events & webinars
- Blogging on Agile BI community site
- Host local user groups
- Champions help local users evolve Tableau skills
- Driving better understanding of visual analytics & Tableau
So it’s a mutually beneficial scheme, with Champions effectively acting as an extension on my own team. Win and indeed – win.
So there you have it. We love to empower our users. And we love to reward those users that have become hooked on Tableau like we have.