How to Fix a Report I Didn’t Build – An Ugly Baby Story

The Pacific Northwest data groups continue to collaborate on bringing you great content. Different teams take turns hosting virtual the monthly meetings. The plan is one “evening” meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4 PM PST, and a second meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 12 PM PST.

This week Reid Havens presents How to Fix a Report I Didn’t Build – An Ugly Baby Story.

We are now using Teams. Meeting link provided as part of registering.

Register now for Wednesday, August 10th @ 4pm meeting.

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Schedule (may be fluid):
4:00 – 4:15 PM – Announcements and other information
4:15 – Presentation

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Title: How to Fix a Report I Didn’t Build – An Ugly Baby Story

Abstract: As a Power BI Developer, many of us have had to take ownership of a report that we didn’t author, often with little to no documentation! This session will provide a best practices toolset to help audit, repair, and optimize the PBIX file. You will learn how to identify common pitfalls in: Power Query queries, modeling, relationships, DAX, and report design. The resulting report will have a reduced file size, load and calculate faster, and provide a cleaner U/I experience for end-users.

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Presenter Bio: Reid Havens

Reid Havens (
Reid is the founder of Havens Consulting Inc. and is a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP). He has an extensive background in technology and organizational management, and has obtained a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development and Business Analytics. He has experience as a consultant working with many Fortune 50, 100, and 500 companies. Additionally, he teaches Business Intelligence, reporting, and data visualization courses at the University of Washington and other universities.
Reid is also a passionate curriculum content developer. Most recently he help co-author the DP-500 Enterprise Azure Analyst certification exam for Microsoft. He has also authored numerous videos and articles on multiple video platforms and blog sites. In addition to having also developed multiple training curriculums that were delivered to numerous companies around the world. In addition to corporate trainings, Reid has also developed college-level curriculums for the University of Washington and other universities.

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