Advice needed: I have a manager that I do PM work for, including metrics, and often get asked to “re-run the numbers” but this is an incredibly complex process that takes a lot of time to make accurate in excel, even though it’s a single-figure output on a team/teams progress

Is there any way to make them realize the effort that goes into it on my side? I’ve stated before but they mostly brushed it off - worried I backed myself into a corner by not making it sound hard enough the first time

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Just put a randbetween on the output and change the file name every time


Walk them through your process if you can


Show the data flow/calculation in a graphic so they can see how the sausage is made.


I don’t know about automating this, but if you were on my team I’d press on why this type of documentation would take 2 weeks. It doesn’t have to be every single detail, just enough to illustrate that it’s not as simple as people think it is.

It might be worth spending a few minutes to see of there is a Celonis type of equivalent related for Excel but not sure if the cost-benefit will be there.

The other thing is I know this an Excel thread but your Alteryx workflows will also so exactly the kind of thing I’m thinking of.

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