Current ChallengeMaven Northwind Challenge
Build a top-level KPI dashboard to help Northwind Traders' executives quickly understand the company's performance in key areas.
May 04, 2023
Start date

Jun 11, 2023

2 days
Days remaining

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Grand prize
Challenge Objective

For the Maven Northwind Challenge, you'll be working as a BI Developer for Northwind Traders, a global import and export company that specializes in supplying high-quality gourmet food products to restaurants, cafes, and specialty food retailers around the world.

As part of your role, you've been tasked with building a top-level KPI dashboard for the executive team. Its purpose should be to allow them to quickly understand the company's performance in key areas, including:

  • Sales trends
  • Product performance
  • Key customers
  • Shipping costs

The dashboard should be built to evolve and accommodate new data over time, but you've been encouraged by your manager to have insights & recommendations ready to share with the VPs. This is your chance to impress!

About The Data SetSales & order data for Northwind Traders, a fictitious gourmet food supplier, including information on customers, products, orders, shippers, and employees.
Shipping Container
Northwind Traders
Sales & order data for a fictitious gourmet food supplier.
File type
Multiple table
Data structure
# of records
# of fields
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  • Data Analyst Bootcamp is not included in this prize. That is a separate offering, and not eligible.
  • The challenge will close to new entries on Sunday, June 11, 2023, at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted prior.
  • After the submission deadline, finalists will be chosen by the Maven team.
  • Maven Analytics will select 1 winner from the finalists, and will announce the winner on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 10:00am Eastern Standard Time. The official announcement will be posted on LinkedIn from the Maven Analytics LinkedIn account.

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