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Data Analysis Foundation For Business Transformation

2-Day, 14 PDU/CDU/CEU, $850. Organizations need to make business decisions more quickly and accurately than ever before. Basing these decisions on data and best practice analysis techniques and less on gut feel or "the way we have always done things" is how today's corporate management is demanding information. A solid foundation of data analysis for business decision making is a critical skill you should have regardless of whether your motive is to obtain or sustain a competitive advantage or simply better steward your resources to serve customers. In this course, you will learn to use data analytics to create actionable recommendations, as well as identify and manage opportunities where data-based decisions can be used to change the way you do business.

This course provides many of the common data analysis tools used to gather, analyze and adapt your data to feed business decisions. You do not need heavy Excel or data analysis experience. This course includes introductory exercises on Excel add-ins, standard deviation, random sampling, and an introduction to pivot tables and charts. These exercises will show you how to effectively demonstrate basic data analysis functions and reporting in Excel or Google Spreadsheets. We will simplify math jargon and complex symbols and equations to concentrate on what your data can tell you and your organization. In addition, you will learn how to present to those executives, managers and subject matter experts who need to quickly make decisions that drive your organization.

We take time for each attendee to discuss their own data analysis questions and challenges and how they impact the day-to-day operations in their organization. We will discuss how other businesses, non-profits and agencies get value from data analysis and the tools they use to gather data. These tools include project management, risk management, document management, business analysis, data modeling, data reporting and more.

This course is packed full of instructional discussion and materials complemented by carefully chosen videos, examination of industry materials, proven best practices, and exercises in which the participants will gain insight into the practical application of the material. Be prepared to discuss and analyze some of your own challenges with identifying and quantifying the risks associated with decision making and forecasting future results. The course will provide insight into the future of analytics and the changing roles of those performing roles such as Business Analyst, Operations Analyst, Project Manager, Department or Division Manager, and IT functions. You will understand steps needed to implement a data analysis plan for your organization and begin your plan during class.

Public, Virtual, or at your site. Customizable to your needs. Detailed Course Description: (PDF tbd). May include multiple on-site and virtual live instructors to maximize Learner experience and points of view. To register: or +1-512-850-4402. Course Schedule: