Analytics

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  • 11 Books | 46h 15m
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Business Analysis Overview
Implementing process and system changes to an organization requires fully analyzing the business to enable careful planning. The globally recognized standards of practice in the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK), guide the business analyst in the proper analytics to ensure that the needs of the organization are well understood so that solutions are designed to meet those needs. In this course, you'll learn about the final tasks in the requirements analysis and design definition knowledge area. Defining a requirements architecture, defining design options, and analyzing potential value and recommending solutions.
11 videos | 59m has Assessment available Badge
Perspectives for Effective Business Analysis
When analyzing the business problems, or internal processes, that exist in your organization, you must be knowledgeable in the characteristics, required competencies, methodologies and analytics tools involved. You’ll also need to understand how different business analysis perspectives apply or can be combined depending on your organization’s context. In this course, you'll learn about characteristics of Agile and business intelligence. The course also covers different perspectives of information technology, business architecture, and business process management – perspectives that are also feature in the business analysis body of knowledge (BABOK) framework, which outlines the tasks that a business analyst must perform to deliver an effective solution to a problem.
15 videos | 1h 47m has Assessment available Badge
Business Analysis Professional Effectiveness Competencies
In addition to personal skills such as problem-solving ability and communication skills, a business analyst must also possess a core set of professional competencies in order to do their job effectively. In this course, you'll learn about some of the professional competencies that are fundamental to business analysis, and which are featured in the business analysis body of knowledge (BABOK). You’ll explore the behavioral characteristics and business knowledge needed when analyzing the business challenges your organization must overcome. You’ll also learn about the analytics tools and technology knowledge necessary to carry out a detailed and useful business analysis.
12 videos | 50m has Assessment available Badge
Big Data Fundamentals
You've probably heard of big data technologies, but what exactly are they, and how can using big data give your organization a competitive advantage? In this course, you'll learn about dealing with big data, the benefits that big data strategies provide, and the types of data and data sets big data incorporates. You'll also be introduced to the different ways it can be applied, depending on your market sector. Finally, this course covers some fundamental security challenges of big data and some best practices for managing big data through an effective information lifecycle.
7 videos | 22m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Big Data Interpretation
Using big data can lead to significant gains for your organization. Managing big data effectively can lead to lower operating costs, better decision making, and innovative new product development. Dealing with big data means utilizing big data technologies to identify, gather, and analyze data sets and develop big data strategies that reap benefits for your organization. In this course, you'll learn about the data analysis process. You'll be introduced to the most common basic and advanced analytics methods, including data mining. You'll also learn about some of the most common big data tools and their associated uses, and some challenges to keep in mind when undertaking big data analysis activities in your organization.
8 videos | 21m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Business Analysis Analytical Techniques
One definition of business analysis is the decomposition of a problem or process into its basic elements to identify a solution or opportunity for change. In order to carry out this analysis, a business analyst must understand and regularly use analytics tools and models to help in the scoping, planning, and decision-making process. In this course, you'll learn some key principles covered in the business analysis body of knowledge (BABOK) framework, which explains the business tasks that must be performed to deliver a solution that provides value for an organization. This framework includes effective techniques that you can use when analyzing the business environment your organization operates in.
16 videos | 1h 39m has Assessment available Badge
Business Analysis Activities and Tools
When carrying out a business analysis activity, you’ll often need to synthesize and parse vast quantities of data. To get meaningful and useful information from this raw data, you must be competent in a wide range of business analytics tools and techniques. In this course, you'll learn about the different tools to use when analyzing the business challenges your organization is facing. You’ll also explore some of the key models and activities covered in the business analysis body of knowledge (BABOK) framework, which describes the tasks that a business analyst must perform to deliver an effective solution to a problem.
16 videos | 1h 39m has Assessment available Badge
The Solution Evaluation Knowledge Area
Standards of analytics practice in the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) help guide the business analyst in tasks and requirements for analyzing the business. In this course, you'll learn about the business analysis solution evaluation knowledge area and its necessary analytics. You'll cover the characteristics of Agile, business intelligence, information technology, business architecture, and business process management perspectives.
10 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
The Requirements Life Cycle Management Knowledge Area
The requirements life cycle guides business analysts in managing requirements throughout their life span. Using the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) as an aid to analyzing the business ensures the relationships between requirements and designs are understood, traced, and approved, so that solutions meet stakeholder needs. In this course, you'll learn about the analysis and analytics tasks in the requirements lifecycle management knowledge area.
11 videos | 58m has Assessment available Badge
RADD Knowledge Area: Part 1
Using the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) as a guide to analyzing the business helps the business analyst develop requirements that represent value to stakeholders and align with business goals. In this course you'll learn about personal skills required by for effective business analytics. You'll learn about three key tasks in the requirements analysis and design definition knowledge area: specifying and modeling requirements, verifying requirements, and validating requirements.
9 videos | 46m has Assessment available Badge
RADD Knowledge Area: Part 2
The Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) helps the business analyst to follow a globally recognized standard of practice when analyzing the business. This course explores the competencies fundamental to business analytics and analysis, including behavioral characteristics, business knowledge, and the tools and technology knowledge necessary for effective business analysis work.
10 videos | 52m has Assessment available Badge
The Strategy Analysis Knowledge Area
Before the solution to a business problem can be implemented, a business analyst must perform a strategy analysis. Analyzing the business using the standards of practice in the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK), can aid in assessing the organization's current state, as well as its desired future state, to determine what the change strategy will look like. In this course, you'll explore documentation techniques, business and use cases, metrics, and acceptance and evaluation criteria for effective business analytics work.
9 videos | 1h 2m has Assessment available Badge
The BA Elicitation and Collaboration Knowledge Area
Designing effective solutions requires eliciting useful information from stakeholders. This means building good relationships, establishing strong collaboration and monitoring stakeholder activities. Using the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK), as an aid to analyzing the business, a business analyst can ensure the needs of the organization are met, and that design solutions meet those needs. In this course, you'll learn about the inputs, guidelines and analytics techniques that are used in elicitation and collaboration tasks.
18 videos | 1h 29m has Assessment available Badge
The BA Planning and Monitoring Knowledge Area
The Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK), outlines the globally recognized standards of practice to use when thoroughly analyzing the business. This course explores the solution evaluation knowledge area. You'll learn about how the tasks in the Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring Knowledge Areas produce documents that direct you, as a business analyst, throughout a project. You'll also learn how to plan your business analytics to identify performance improvements.
18 videos | 1h 37m has Assessment available Badge
Personal Skills for Effective Business Analysis
The effective use of analytics tools and techniques is a key requirement when analyzing the business problems your organization is currently dealing with. However, it’s vital that you also possess a strong set of personal skills to help you process and understand the large amounts of data you’ll likely come across during your analysis. In this course, you'll learn about some of the personal competencies required by a business analyst. These skills are covered in the business analysis body of knowledge (BABOK), and include analytical thinking and problem solving, interaction skills, and communication skills.
11 videos | 1h has Assessment available Badge
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BOOKS INCLUDED

Book Summary

Business Analytics for Managers: Taking Business Intelligence Beyond Reporting, Second Edition
Business Analytics for Managers, Second Edition explores the potential for analytics to lead company processes. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 11m Book Authors By Gert H.N. Laursen, Jesper Thorlund

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BABOK: A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge, v3
Whether you are considering starting a career in business analysis, or you are an experienced professional in the field, this book is your key resource to help you and your stakeholders discover opportunities for business success, deliver successful organizational change, and create business value.
Book Duration 7h 30m Book Authors By International Institute of Business Analysis

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Introduction to Business Analytics
Aimed at business students, undergraduate and graduate, taking an introductory core course, this book presents key concepts related to quantitative analysis in business.
Book Duration 2h 4m Book Authors By David L. Olson, Majid Nabavi

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The Value of Business Analytics: Identifying the Path to Profitability
Providing an integrated framework for launching and communicating the value of business analytics in your organization, this groundbreaking resource defines what business analytics is and explains how to harness its power to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace.
Book Duration 5h 1m Book Authors By Evan Stubbs

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Big Data, Big Innovation: Enabling Competitive Differentiation through Business Analytics
Effective management means combining data, people, and analytics to create a synergistic force for innovation and growth. If you want your company to move forward with confidence, this groundbreaking book can show you how to use what you already have and acquire what you need to succeed.
Book Duration 3h 54m Book Authors By Evan Stubbs

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Behind Every Good Decision: How Anyone Can Use Business Analytics to Turn Data Into Profitable Insight
Packed with examples and exercises, this refreshingly accessible book explains the four fundamental analytic techniques that can help solve a surprising 80 percent of all business problems, and demonstrates how professionals at any level can take the information at their disposal and leverage it to make better decisions.
Book Duration 2h 48m Book Authors By Piyanka Jain, Puneet Sharma

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Business Analysis Techniques: 99 Essential Tools for Success, Second Edition
Useful to business analysts, managers and to students of information systems and business strategy, this unique book offers a detailed description of the techniques used in business analysis, together with practical advice on their application.
Book Duration 6h 33m Book Authors By Debra Paul, James Cadle, Paul Turner

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Predictive Business Analytics: Forward Looking Capabilities to Improve Business Performance
Filled with case examples, this forward-thinking book addresses the emergence of predictive business analytics, how it can help redefine the way your organization operates, and many of the misconceptions that impede the adoption of this new management capability.
Book Duration 3h 47m Book Authors By Gary Cokins, Lawrence S. Maisel

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Disruptive Analytics: Charting Your Strategy for Next-Generation Business Analytics
Through a short history of business analytics and a detailed survey of products and services, analytics authority Thomas W. Dinsmore provides a practical explanation of the most compelling innovations available today.
Book Duration 4h 36m Book Authors By Thomas W. Dinsmore

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Breakthrough Business Analysis: Implementing and Sustaining a Value-Based Practice
Realizing the positive impacts of a value-based BA practice could very well mean the difference between success and failure for businesses negotiating 21st century challenges. This book provides a framework for implementing a BA practice that is strategically positioned and value-based.
Book Duration 2h 54m Book Authors By Kathleen B. Hass

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The Visual Imperative: Creating a Visual Culture of Data Discovery
Providing practicable and use case-based experience, this book discusses several years of in-depth industry research and presents vendor tools, approaches, and methodologies in discovery, visualization, and visual analytics.
Book Duration 6h 57m Book Authors By Lindy Ryan
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AUDIOBOOKS INCLUDED

Audio Summary

Big Data Analytics: A Practical Guide for Managers
Big Data Analytics guides the reader through the basics of how big data is amalgamated, analyzed, and used. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 16m 14s Audiobook Authors By Kim H. Pries, Robert Dunnigan

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Marketing Communications: Offline and Online Integration, Engagement and Analytics, Sixth Edition
Marketing Communications discusses how to communicate your message and create a cohesive brand with the tools you have at hand. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 19m 16s Audiobook Authors By PR Smith, Ze Zook

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Learning Analytics: Measurement Innovations to Support Employee Development
Learning Analytics discusses the importance of developing an important asset—employees—to build a skilled workforce and add value to your business. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 19m 48s Audiobook Authors By Jean Martin, John Mattox, Mark Van Buren

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Advanced Customer Analytics: Targeting, Valuing, Segmenting and Loyalty Techniques
In Advanced Customer Analytics, author Mike Grigsby explores how retail data provides greater consumer insight. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Audiobook Duration 20m 54s Audiobook Authors By Mike Grigsby

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Behind Every Good Decision: How Anyone Can Use Business Analytics to Turn Data into Profitable Insight
This audio edition demystifies the process of business analytics and helps anyone move from data to decisions in just five steps...using only Excel as a tool.
Audiobook Duration 5h 49m 1s Audiobook Authors By Piyanka Jain, Puneet Sharma

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Sexy Little Numbers: How to Grow Your Business Using the Data You Already Have
This audio edition reveals how to turn your data - those sexy little numbers that can mean more profit for your business – into actionable strategies that drive real growth and revenues.
Audiobook Duration 6h 54m Audiobook Authors By Dimitri Maex, Paul B. Brown

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Georg Vielmetter and Yvonne Sell on Megatrends You Need to Understand
In this AMACOM Edgewise podcast, authors Georg Vielmetter and Yvonne Sell share their analysis of the six megatrends affecting organizations today.
Audiobook Duration 14m 34s Audiobook Authors By Georg Vielmetter, Yvonne Sell

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Keeping Up with the Quants: Your Guide to Understanding and Using Analytics
This audio edition offers practical tools to improve your understanding of data analytics and enhance your thinking and decision making.
Audiobook Duration 7h 51m 3s Audiobook Authors By Jinho Kim, Thomas H. Davenport

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Koen Pauwels on How it's Not the Size of the Data, It's How You Use It
In this AMACOM Edgewise podcast, author Koen Pauwels describes why smarter marketing can help drive up sales profits for any company.
Audiobook Duration 11m 46s Audiobook Authors By Koen Pauwels

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Win with Advanced Business Analytics: Creating Business Value from Your Data
This audio edition provides a comprehensive framework and applications of how to leverage business analytics/big data to outpace the competition.
Audiobook Duration 12h 54m 22s Audiobook Authors By Jean-Paul Isson, Jesse Harriott

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Analytics: The Agile Way
This audio edition shows how intelligent organizations such as Google, Nextdoor, and others are approaching contemporary analytics.
Audiobook Duration 6h 17m 53s Audiobook Authors By Phil Simon
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