- 28 Nov 2021 Online
Duration: 2-week online course | 2 hours per week
We have created many analytical tools that can gather data from myriad of sources in real time, as the data is being created practically. The tools and database applications are creating masses of data that is available continuously to organisations. The problem is that the old columnar format of reports so long employed by businesses no longer provides the immediate answers to questions that the businesspeople need in order to make informed decisions. In fact, in today’s world, traditional reports created through analytics usually must be re-analysed to gain any real insights.
So with all of this data available, and all the answers to business questions contained within, how do we best present the data so that the insights are obvious? This is the purpose of data visualisation: format and present the data in a way that the results are clearly visible through graphs, charts, maps, dashboards and so forth.
This course describes the basics of how to present data to people, especially management, in a way that it can be understood completely and unambiguously and used to solve problems, answer questions, and make better informed decisions.
Who Should Attend
Job titles that may find this course most beneficial include, but is not limited to:
- Data analysts
- Business analysts
- Data scientists
- Business managers
- Business executives
- User experience analysts
- Graphic designers
- Web designers and developers
- Anyone working with data analytics, artificial intelligence or machine learning
Benefits of Attending
- Why do we need to turn data into visualisations?
- How do I present the results of analysis to management in a way that people will understand completely?
- What are the forms of visualisation I can use and in what circumstances should I use each?
- How can I present multidimensional data without losing the dimensions?
- How can I include non-structured data, such as streaming audio or video, in a meaningful manner in a visualisation?
Steve Blais, PMP, PMI-PBA, is an international Trainer, Author, Consultant and Coach who has over 50 years’ experience in information technologies working as a Business Analyst, System Analyst, Information Security Analyst, Quality Assurance Analyst, Programmer, Project Manager, and General Manager.
He spent twenty years working as a Contractor in Washington DC for many US Federal government organisations in various roles. He also worked as a Technical Manager and Consultant to a number of financial organisations in the US and Europe. In the 1990s, he developed several disaster recovery plans for different government and civilian organisations, and wrote the five-year defence plan for the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) which outlined the disaster recovery plans and procedures. He has also worked with several Middle Eastern organisations, both government and commercial, in helping them develop business continuity plans for various industries and information technology companies.
Steve writes a monthly column for Business Analyst Times and is a frequent contributor to AllpM.com, Modern Analyst and other publications. He has presented the keynote addresses at business analyst conferences around the world in 2019, the IPMA European Conference (2013), the PMI Pacific Rim Conference in Tokyo (2012), and the PMI South America Conference in Sao Paolo (2011).
He is also the author of Business Analysis: Best Practices for Success (John Wiley, 2011) and co-author of Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide (PMI, 2014) and a member of the core team for A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide), v.3 (IIBA, 2015). His new book on the future of business analysis will be released in 2020.
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