Helpful definitions: Tableau Blueprint Assessment

Data culture

Data culture is the collective behaviours and beliefs of people who value, practice and encourage the use of data to improve decision-making.

Add-ons and extensions

Add-ons and extensions refer to the robust extensibility framework that Tableau supports, allowing for deep and complex enterprise integrations and embedded analytics solutions.


The Agility workstream of Tableau Blueprint is focused on deployment, monitoring and maintenance.

Analytics best practices

A set of guidelines, standards and processes for discovering, interpreting and presenting data.

Backgrounder jobs

Backgrounder jobs in Tableau Server and Tableau Cloud include extract refreshes, subscriptions, flow runs and data-driven alerts.

Business leader steering committee

A business leader steering committee is a governing body, consisting of executive sponsors who set the vision for modern analytics in the organisation.

Centre of excellence

A centre of excellence (COE) refers to the group that manages Tableau on behalf of the broader organisation. Responsibilities typically include managing processes defined in the Agility, Proficiency, Community and Governance tracks of Tableau Blueprint.

Champion group

A Champion group is a user group for identified “Tableau Champions” in your organisation.


Tableau product certifications enable users to prove their expertise and to distinguish themselves. These invigilated exams are higher stakes than role badge skills assessments because they follow industry standards for professional certification programmes.


The Community workstream of Tableau Blueprint is focused on enabling user growth and evangelising analytics through communications, engagement activities and support.

Content consumers

Content consumers include everyone who uses Tableau to make data-driven decisions, including licensed Creators, Explorers and Viewers.

Content creators

Content creators are anyone in your organisation who connects to sources of data and crafts that data into something useful for themselves and others.

Content governance (and associated topics)

Content governance involves the processes that keep content relevant and fresh. Associated topics include authorisation, content validation, content promotion, content certification and content utilisation.

Data governance (and associated topics)

Data governance ensures that the right data is available to the right people in the organisation, at the time they need it. Associated topics include data source management, data quality, enrichment and preparation, data security, metadata management, and monitoring and management.

Enablement intranet

An enablement intranet is a website or centralised location serving as a hub for all Tableau resources.


Governance is the combination of controls, roles and repeatable processes that creates trust and confidence in data and analytics.

Governance steering committee

The governance steering committee approves Tableau governance processes, policies, guidelines, roles and responsibilities for managing the organisation’s data in compliance with business and/or regulatory requirements.


The Proficiency workstream of Tableau Blueprint is focused on user education, measuring adoption and engagement, and increasing data fluency within your organisation through best practices.

Role badges

Roles badges are awarded to individuals who pass a low-stakes, multiple-choice skills assessments of core concepts at the end of a role-based learning path.

Skill belts

A skill belt programme is an internally-created badge and reward programme that aligns with an internally curated education programme.

Tableau Champions

Tableau champions are the people in your organisation who put data at the centre of every conversation and business decision and are motivated to develop their skills and support others by sharing their knowledge. A Tableau Champions programme identifies and elevates these users, helping them realise their greatest potential while also enlisting them as leaders, teachers and advocates of data culture in your organisation’s community.

Tableau environment

Tableau environment refers to your instance of Tableau, regardless of where it is deployed: Tableau Server (on premises or in a public cloud) or Tableau Cloud.

Tableau Day (or Analytics Day)

A Tableau Day (otherwise known as an Analytics Summit or Analytics Day) helps raise the visibility of data and analytics within your company, highlight examples of how data has had a transformational impact, teach users new skills and more.