From the Back Cover
- Determine what you want to measure and plan the best ways to measure it
- Install SharePoint Server 2010 and configure PerformancePoint Services
- Create effective, easy-to-understand dashboards with the Dashboard Designer
- Integrate and use multiple data sources including SQL Server, Excel, and SharePoint
- Build KPIs quickly using the Scorecard Wizard
- Incorporate indicators and KPIs into scorecard views
- Utilize PerformancePoint reports including analytic charts and grids, KPI Details, and both Reporting Services and Excel Services reports
- Build Strategy Maps to visualize sales pipelines, processes, and layouts
- Secure PerformancePoint data sources, dashboards, and reports
- Use PerformancePoint APIs to add even more functionality
- Maintain PerformancePoint Services using SharePoint 2010's tools and settings
- Streamline PerformancePoint administration with PowerShell and Cmdlets
About the Author
Tim Kashani, founder and CEO of IT Mentors and author, has trained more than 100,000 students worldwide. He builds scorecards to track how many vegetables his son consumes daily. Tim thinks increasing is better. His son wants more information before making a strategic decision on the issue.
Ola Ekdahl has worked with PerformancePoint since its early alpha stages, as a trainer, content creator, and author, and has extensive experience developing business intelligence solutions. He’s currently developing a KPI measuring how much catnip his cats can consume. The cats think they should use increasing is better but Ola disagrees.
Kevin Beto, a 10-year Microsoft veteran, is currently a test lead on the Microsoft SharePoint BI team. He builds scorecards to track his performance in arm wrestling and twister contests. The calculations and thresholds for these scorecards test the outer limits of performance monitoring and business intelligence.
Rachel Vigier is a writer. She has authored two volumes of poetry, a book about dance, and many technical and business works. She uses scorecards to track how many books her family reads. Increasing is definitely better and so far everybody consistently exceeds targets.