AoF 32: My top 10 BI User Adoption Hacks (part 2) w/ Mico Yuk

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What did you think of my very first solo podcast? If you haven’t listened to it as yet go to, Analytics on Fire – 31: My Top BI User Adoption Hacks (Part 1).

Today, is Part 2, where I wrap up my list of top BI User Adoption hacks to help you be successful. User adoption is the only KPI that BI teams should be focused on for IMO. Enjoy and I’d love to get your feedback!

“Change the perception of who you are, what you do, as a team, by not mentioning the tool you need.” - [05:07]



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3 Knowledge Bombs

  • Mico Yuk on Tools: Be agnostic because things change, but relationships and trust remain.
  • Mico Yuk on Hackathons: The #1 accelerator and kickstarter for a BI initiative.
  • Mico Yuk on Artificial Intelligence (AI): The hottest trend in 2019 is conversational bots.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • [04:20]  - Top BI User Adoption Hacks (Part 2)
  • [04:24]  - Be Agnostic: Users don’t care about your limitations and BI tools.
  • [04:55]  - Key Quote: Stay far away from discussing, mentioning, or putting out tooling. - Mico Yuk
  • [06:50]  - Don’t Talk about the Tool(s): Refer to it as a report, dashboard, or solution - anything but the tool’s name.
  • [07:24]  - Key Quote: We are less focused on tools and more focused on building the assets and building blocks that will sustain your success. - Mico Yuk
  • [07:55]  - Make Giving Feedback Easy: It’s all about conversational artificial intelligence (AI) because bots are hot.
  • [09:58]  - New tools with potential for user adoption of products.
  • [10:30]  - Key Quote: You’ve got to get that feedback in real time. Don’t just push-and-pray. - Mico Yuk
  • [10:48]  - Become an internal data influencer: Create and advertise a data library, get mentioned in your company newsletter, get creative and be seen as an evangelist.
  • [12:42]  - Hold BI Hackathon: Must have strategic cases for AI and high stakes of recognition. What’s it in for me?
  • [14:27]  - Key Quote: Running a hackathon is a great accelerator. It’s also a great way to launch your community. - Mico Yuk
  • [15:05]  - Be Consistent: Build trust through your delivery, messaging, and experience.
  • [17:50]  - McDonald’s Mentality: Have an appetite for consistent delivery because people get attached to experiences.
  • [19:17]  - Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Use a proven process to be consistent, shift to an asset and template mentality, and record everything.
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“People get attached to experiences (not BI tools).” - [18:33]

Links and Resources mentioned in this episode:

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Mico Yuk

Mico Yuk

As the Co-founder and CEO of BI Brainz, I've been in the Business Intelligence/Analytics industry since 2009. Trained 10K+ using our methodologies and frameworks! I love our amazing team and community! I share my passion for data to 20,000+ followers via the Analytics on Fire Podcast, our BI Brainz academy, blog, social media, global keynotes, training, and workshops. Our model is simple. We take what is successful for our customers and teach it! I'm a bonafide beach bum on days off!
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