Plunging into Pivots

“I’m not confused. I’m just well mixed.” ~ Robert Frost

One of the most requested topics when I’ve run Excel upskilling sessions has to be Pivot tables. When asked what people want to do with them the typical reply is something like “I just don’t get them.” Do you find yourself saying or hearing this as well? Lets dive in and have a look at pivoting data.

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Faster, Better, Cheaper!

“I felt exactly how you would feel if you were getting ready to launch and knew you were sitting on top of two million parts — all built by the lowest bidder on a government contract.” ~ John Glenn

After the huge budgets of the Apollo project that landed 12 men on the moon and built the Space Shuttle, NASA was tasked “to decrease the amount of time and cost for each mission and to increase the number of missions and overall scientific results obtained on each mission.” This was the policy of Faster, Better, Cheaper.

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