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Project Management in Power BI

When you're managing your projects in Power BI, I can highly recommend the Gantt chart by MAQ software. You can download it for free and it is extremely easy to use. All you need to do is enter the name of your projects, the start date and the end date and you're good...

POWER BI DAX: DATEADD versus PREVIOUSMONTH

Since I receive questions about this topic from my clients I decided to dedicate a blog to it. What is the difference between DATEADD and PREVIOUSMONTH? Isn't the result the same? The answer is that it sometimes is, but certainly not always. In this scenario, the...

DAX for a Calendar Table

In order to perform time-based analysis in your Power BI model, you need a separate calendar table. If you have one available in your source, Plan A is to bring that in and use it in your model. But if there isn't one available, Plan B is to create one from scratch in...

The art of designing a Power BI model

Before you start building a new Power BI model, it is crucial to first establish the context. I have facilitated many Lean VSM (Value Stream Mapping) initiatives in order to make a process (more) lean. I have learned and loved the SIPOC (Supplier – Input – Process –...

Joining Tables in Power BI

These are the 4 varieties of table joins in Power BI, given in M (Query Editor) and their equivalents in DAX. I initially created this one-pager as a reference for myself but would like to share it with all my Power BI friends out...