Every time I cook or bake something, I think about how the tasks and patterns present in making food have strong and significant parallels with building BI solutions. At some point in the future I’m likely to write a “data mis en place” blog post, but for today I decided to take a more visual approach, starting with one of my favorite holiday recipes.
Check it out:
(Please forgive my clickbaitey title and thumbnail image. I was struggling to think of a meaningful title and image, and decided to have a little fun with this one.)
I won’t repeat all of the information from the video here, but I will share a view of what’s involved in making this self-service BI treat.
When visualized like this, the parallels between data development and reuse are probably a bit more obvious. Please take a look at the video, and see what others jump out at you.
And please let me know what you think. Seriously.
 And other types of software, but mainly BI these days.
 I published this recipe almost exactly a year ago. The timing isn’t intentional, but it’s interesting to me to see this pattern emerging as well…