This On-Demand Video (ODV) series details how to quickly stage a combined data set from many individual project status reports and display this data in a meaningful visual within Microsoft PowerBI.

Topic 1: An overview of the course scenario with a detailed overview of the project status report template used in this scenario.

Topic 2: An overview of the Portfolio Data Repository with a tutorial of how to configure this for auto population for each project.

Topic 3: An overview of the Microsoft PowerBI visual and how to configure Microsoft PowerBI to automatically take the data from your Portfolio Data Repository and render the data into a meaningful visual.

Topic 4: An overview of taking the data from Microsoft PowerBI, Importing in PowerPoint and an overview of go forward weekly data reporting procedures.

Viewers of this video will greatly benefit from the purchase of the Executive Dashboard Training Pack, which is available from the Online Store on This pack comes complete with the same templates and data sets used in the video. This allows users to perform the same actions as the presenter as they view the video.


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Karl has worked in many different organizations over his 18+ Year career. These organizations include TeleTech, IBM, DaVita, and Hewlett Packard, Inc. He has served as a change agent in each organization, either by building up strong operational rigor in PMO's, or by greatly improving an organization's Analytics capability. Karl's contributions to this site provides practical recommendations suiting a variety of environments, which will be best suited for readers who are interested in updating their Analytics, PMO Operational, or Portfolio Management capabilities.
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