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Journey to Mastery
Journey to MasteryBonnie Adams journey to be a master level data scientist
Course Overview for Obtaining my Masters Degree in Business IntelligenceMonth 1 MDL 510Mastery: Personal Development and Leadership Month 2 BIN 520Foundations of Business Intelligence Month 3 BIN 530Enterprise Data Management Month 4 BIN 550Business Intelligence Technologies Month 5 BIN 560Business Intelligence Analytics Month 6 BIN 580 Data Mining Month 7 BIN 610 Patterns and Recognition
Month 8 BIN 620Process Modeling and Analysis Month 9 BIN 630Data Visualization and Creative Reporting Month 10 BIN 650Business Intelligence Leadership & Communication Skills Month 11 BIN 660Business Intelligence Case Studies Month 12 BIN 680Business Intelligence Capstone Project
January 2016 December 2016
Mastery: Personal Development and LeadershipGoal: This first class introduced the concept of what is to become a Master in your field of study.
Strategies/Tactics:Read the book Mastery by Robert GreeneCreate and define my mastery journey over the next yearView and keep as motivational tools the following 2 videos by Randy PauschThe Last Lecture: Achieving your Childhood Dreams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSoTime Management https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blaK_tB_KQA
Foundations of Business IntelligenceGoal: Introduce the core concepts, processes and tools of Business Intelligence. Also, learn about business process analysis.
Strategies/Tactics:Read the book Business Intelligence: Practices, Technologies and Management by Rajiv Sabherwal and Irma Becerra-Fernandez Learn how to use Visio Visio Essential Training on Lynda.com http://www.lynda.com/Visio-tutorials/Visio-2016-Essential-Training/445423-2.htmlDatabase Fundamentals: Core Concepts - http://www.lynda.com/SQL-Server-tutorials/Database-Fundamentals-Core-Concepts/385693-2.html?srchtrk=index%3a1%0alinktypeid%3a2%0aq%3acore+concepts+of+business+intelligence%0apage%3a1%0as%3arelevance%0asa%3atrue%0aproducttypeid%3a2
Enterprise Data ManagementGoal: Introduce and understand the BI concepts of enterprise resource planning (ERP), decision support systems (DSS), supply chain management (SCM), knowledge management systems (KMS), customer relationship management (CRM) and human resources information systems (HRIS)
Strategies/Tactics:Read the assigned course text book and all materials as well as complete all assignmentsFollow the works of the EDM (Enterprise Data Management) council and use their website for resources and additional learning tools http://edmcouncil.orgThe Modern Enterprise Data Environment - http://www.lynda.com/Data-management-tutorials/Building-Modern-Enterprise-Data-Roadmap/420016-2.html?srchtrk=index%3a1%0alinktypeid%3a2%0aq%3aenterprise+data+management%0apage%3a1%0as%3arelevance%0asa%3atrue%0aproducttypeid%3a2
Business Intelligence TechnologiesGoal: Design and create a data warehouse
Strategies/Tactics:Read the assigned course text book and all materials as well as complete all assignmentsData Warehousing Tutorial http://www.tutorialspoint.com/dwh/Transitioning from Data Warehousing to Big Data - http://www.lynda.com/Hadoop-tutorials/Examining-data-warehouse-methodologies/385663/424477-4.html
Business Intelligence AnalyticsGoal: Gain more understanding on analyzing data with an introduction to the Bayesian Paradigm and Bayesian statistical methods.
Strategies/Tactics:Read the assigned course text book and all materials as well as complete all assignmentsBuy and read the book Bayesian Data AnalysisData-Analysis Fundamentals with Excel - http://www.lynda.com/Excel-tutorials/Welcome/196583/375044-4.html
Data MiningGoal: Gain more understanding on data mining.
Strategies/Tactics:Read the assigned course text book and all materials as well as complete all assignmentsAn Introduction to Data Mining - http://www.thearling.com/text/dmwhite/dmwhite.htmTechniques and Concepts of Big Data - http://www.lynda.com/Hadoop-tutorials/Data-mining-text-analytics/158656/190802-4.html
Patterns and RecognitionGoal: Gain more understanding on advanced data mining techniques and identifying meaningful statistical patterns and relationships in data.
Strategies/Tactics:Read the assigned course text book and all materials as well as complete all assignmentsSign up and follow the website Dataversity, especially for data mining concepts - http://www.dataversity.net/pattern-recognition-paragon-big-data-analytics/Understanding Big Data in Business- http://www.lynda.com/Hadoop-tutorials/Understanding-big-data-business/158656/190776-4.html
Process Modeling and AnalysisGoal: Gain more understanding of business process modeling and analysis, change management concepts and the industry standard for Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN).
Strategies/Tactics:Read the assigned course text book and all materials as well as complete all assignmentsIntroduction to Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) - https://www.mooc-list.com/course/business-process-modeling-and-analysis-openhpi?static=trueLean Six Sigma Fundamentals - http://www.lynda.com/Business-Skills-tutorials/Lean-Six-Sigma-Fundamentals/386880-2.html?srchtrk=index%3a1%0alinktypeid%3a2%0aq%3aprocess+modeling+and+analysis%0apage%3a1%0as%3arelevance%0asa%3atrue%0aproducttypeid%3a2
Data Visualization and Creative ReportingGoal: Learn how to deliver data analysis through data visualizations across different mediums, with an emphasis on dashboards.
Strategies/Tactics:Read the assigned course text book and all materials as well as complete all assignmentsData Visualization - http://www.sas.com/en_us/insights/big-data/data-visualization.html the SAS institute also offers additional educational opportunities with certificatesData Visualization for Data Analysts - http://www.lynda.com/Excel-tutorials/Data-Visualization-Data-Analysts/178123-2.html?srchtrk=index%3a1%0alinktypeid%3a2%0aq%3adata+visualization%0apage%3a1%0as%3arelevance%0asa%3atrue%0aproducttypeid%3a2
Business Intelligence Leadership & Communication SkillsGoal: Refine my presentation skills to deliver data visualizations across an organization.
Strategies/Tactics:Read the assigned course text book and all materials as well as complete all assignmentsDesigning a Data Visualization - http://www.lynda.com/Illustrator-tutorials/Designing-Data-Visualization/175720-2.html?srchtrk=index%3a1%0alinktypeid%3a2%0aq%3adata+visualization%0apage%3a1%0as%3arelevance%0asa%3atrue%0aproducttypeid%3a2Interactive Data Visualization with Processing - http://www.lynda.com/Processing-tutorials/Interactive-Data-Visualization-Processing/97578-2.html?srchtrk=index%3a1%0alinktypeid%3a2%0aq%3adata+visualization%0apage%3a1%0as%3arelevance%0asa%3atrue%0aproducttypeid%3a2
Business Intelligence Case StudiesGoal: Utilize all of the skills learned in the previous courses to apply the business intelligence analytic process to a range of business problems through the use of case studies.
Strategies/Tactics:Read the assigned course text book or materials as well as complete all assignmentsSign up for the Business Intelligence website and view their case studies - http://businessintelligence.com/big-data-case-studies/Projecting Intelligence - http://www.lynda.com/Business-Skills-tutorials/Projecting-Intelligence/373784-2.html?srchtrk=index%3a1%0alinktypeid%3a2%0aq%3abusiness+intelligence+case+studies%0apage%3a1%0as%3arelevance%0asa%3atrue%0aproducttypeid%3a2
Business Intelligence Capstone ProjectGoal: Utilize all of the skills learned in the previous courses to present my final project in Business Intelligence.
Strategies/Tactics:Practice presenting my data/project to friends and coworkers that can offer constructive feedback for improvementsView the presentation on the future of business intelligence - http://timoelliott.com/blog/2010/07/presentation-the-future-of-business-intelligence.htmlCreating a PDF Presentation - http://www.lynda.com/InDesign-tutorials/Giving-presentation/144077/164373-4.html
Characteristics of a Mentor in Business IntelligenceThe following are my ideal characteristics that I would look for in a mentor to help me become a master in the Business Intelligence world:Knowledge knowledge in the math, technology and business applications needed to be a successful data scientistPatience sometimes it takes me a bit to completely comprehend a new concept and the mentor needs the patience to be able to give multiple examples in a real world scenario to help me understandCaring the mentor will truly care about making me successful in my endeavorsTrust the mentor will build the trust between us and make sure to promote me and my work as my own and not try to take credit for anything I accomplishLeadership Skills the mentor will have natural leadership skills that he/she can pass on to me along with their business knowledgeGreat Communicator the mentor will have great communication skills and a high level of social intelligence in order to present complex data analysis to a wide range of audiences
Leaders, Masters or potential Mentors to Interview in the Big Data WorldThe following are people in the Big Data, Business Intelligence or Data Scientist world that I could interview as additional resources:David Amerland - https://twitter.com/DavidAmerlandBusiness journalist, author and international speakerLisa Arthur - https://twitter.com/lisaarthurCMO at Teradata applications and blogger at The EconomistElizabeth Dwoskin - https://twitter.com/lizzadwoskinThe Wall Street Journal reporterJill Dyche - https://twitter.com/jilldycheVice President at SAS Best Practice and best-selling business book authorBalaji Padmanabhan [email protected] of the University of South Floridas Information Systems Decision Sciences, professorStephanie Jegelka [email protected] professor at MIT
Clubs and Organizations at Full SailThe below are clubs or organizations I can join through Full Sail University that will help with real world experience or networking opportunities in the BI world:Full Sail Business Intelligence Face Book GroupWomen of Full Sail - https://orgsync.com/56208/chapter BI Masters Degree Program - https://orgsync.com/77806/groups
Professional OrganizationsThe below are clubs or organizations I can join that will help with real world experience or networking opportunities in the BI world:Business Intelligence http://businessintelligence.com Women in Technology International (WITI) Tampa Bay Area Chapter - http://www.witi.com/networks/tampa/ My company hosts events for them as wellBig Data Careers - http://www.bigdata-careers.comThe Data Warehousing Institute Business Intelligence Journal - https://tdwi.org/research/list/tdwi-business-intelligence-journal.aspx
PLN My Personal Learning NetworkI started a Personal Learning Network (PLN) by signing up for RSS Feeds and following professional organizations, media sources, leaders and company blogs through sites like Diigo and Feedly.I plan to integrate some of these feeds directly into my work email/calendar as this is my main schedule location and where I am logged into the most.Attend in person networking sessions in my area for some of these organizations, especially for WITI.
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