We have used Guillaume's dashboard planning methodology recently with two of my CS customers across 6 different use cases. It seems counterintuitive to many at first but always works like a champion. One of the major challenges (that at the same time represents a transformational opportunity) is user's attachment to their current process. A typical mentality when it comes to analysis is "Ok. This is my data. What can I make out of it?". Starting with UI and Dashboard design turns it all around and makes the user think of the ideal state aka "What do I want to analyze to be effective in my role?" and then subsequently think of how to get there. The ability to take this approach is one of the biggest strengths of Anaplan due to its flexibility. At the same time, starting with UI enables creative thinking which always is a great start for a positive experience.
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