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The Data Analysis Boot Camp will prepare functional managers, business practitioners and analysts to finally make sense of data analysis, communicate more effectively, and take control of the analytic process. This course develops core skills for business analytics and lays the foundation for data-intensive analytic projects that deliver insight, clarity, confidence and sound decision support.
The course outline uses a flight school metaphor to apply meaningful context to a practice that is seemingly cryptic. The aviation framework is also very effective at conveying an organized, methodical approach to data analysis. Unlike any other analytic or statistical training, this course maintains a decision strategy focus with a balanced depth of technical detail that allows attendees to transfer their skills effectively to their own projects.
The Data Analysis Boot Camp is intended to: 1) build core capabilities for those new to business analytics; 2) strengthen the functional manager’s understanding of core methods to interact more effectively with analysts; 3) provide a more functional, streamlined and pragmatic mindset for analysts with classical statistical training; and 4) serve as a launching point for those wishing to proceed into more advanced analytics initiatives with greater traction. This course is designed to unify the analytic project team by addressing common limitations in each role, allowing all to collaborate effectively.
The structure of the course assumes no prior experience in statistics. However, the “boot camp” approach maintains an aggressive pace in the presentation of content.
Functional Managers – who desire a functional appreciation of core analytic methods in a fast-paced, impact-focused course in order to interact more effectively with analysts and IT staff on departmental data analysis projects, regardless of their prior statistical background.
Business Analysts – who need to transform their quantitative capabilities into a purposeful approach to impactful decision analytics by letting go of ad-hoc statistical techniques and focusing specifically on a framework of core analytic strategies most appropriate for tackling common business problems.
Experienced Statisticians — who may be statistical wizards at the quantitative level, but realize they will be far more valuable to the organization upon learning how to adapt their classical training into more of a business mindset for streamlined, agile and targeted data analytics that translate into measurable impact for leadership.
IT Specialists – who wish to gain a better appreciation of the overall analytic process in order to more effectively prepare resources for data analysis and integrate resulting decision models within the infrastructure of today’s sophisticated data storage and access environments.
Business Intelligence Team Members – who realize the need to take a step back and reinforce their essential core analytic capabilities in order to gain solid traction when proceeding into more advanced analytics fields such as data mining, predictive modeling, machine learning, knowledge discovery, unstructured text analysis, and data-driven decision support.
Last Update: May 21, 2013