NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019

NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019
Official Conference of the
International Institute of Business Analysis 


Thursday, November 8, 2018

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm | Presentation | Room: Grand Oaks I

Drowning in Data? Create BI Dashboards With Software You Already Have

Presented by: Scott Helmers


Are you drowning in data, but don’t know how to extract value, meaning, and decision-making guidance?

Visio may be the surprising answer to this dilemma. You can use Visio to create business intelligence (BI) dashboards that are simple and effective, and that deliver insight within the context of a familiar diagram.

If Visio isn’t enough, Power BI is a free download from Microsoft that is amazingly powerful. And as of fall 2017, it’s integrated with Visio -- you can drag and drop a Visio diagram into a Power BI dashboard to add process or project context to a real-time view of your data. 

You will never have less data than you do today. Attend this demo-filled session to learn how to tame your data and gain insight and new awareness by visualizing what is taking place in your organization.


 Scott Helmers

Scott Helmers

Harvard Computing Group

Scott A. Helmers is a Partner at the Harvard Computing Group, a software and consulting firm that assists clients with understanding and implementing business process solutions. He is a co-inventor of TaskMap (, a Visio add-in that allows anyone to document, analyze, and improve their business processes.

Scott has worked with clients in ten countries on projects involving process mapping and redesign, knowledge management, and technology training. For more than a decade, he was an Adjunct Professor at both Northeastern and Boston Universities.

Scott has been named a Microsoft Valuable Professional (MVP) for Visio every year since 2008 and is the author of four books from Microsoft Press including Visio 2016 Step by Step and Business Intelligence in Microsoft® SharePoint® 2013 (coauthor). He is also a course author for LinkedIn Learning.

Scott's 2018 Presentations:

  1. Visio Master Class
    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (1:30 pm – 4:30 pm)
  2. From BI to Visual BI in the New Culture of Work — A New Dimension
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 (11:35 am – 12:35 pm)
  3. Adding Value to Process Maps with Data Visualization and Add-ins
    Thursday, November 8, 2018 (3:40 pm – 4:00 pm)
  4. Drowning in Data? Create BI Dashboards With Software You Already Have
    Thursday, November 8, 2018 (4:30 pm – 5:15 pm)

Building Business Capability is the only conference that provides insight into Business Analysis, Business Architecture, Business Process, Business Rules, Business Decisions, and Business Strategy & Transformation toward the pursuit of business excellence.



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