Preparing for Predictive Analytics

Preparing for Predictive Analytics

May 21, 2018

I was standing in the break area of the training center discussing random topics with students and trainers, when one of the instructors mentioned: "these folks are doing your average SAP implementation project. They need more than an hour module to be ready to use analytics on client work." Of course, he was right. I am confident the organization had more curricula in the offing, but the hour was what could be spared in this highly interactive, learn-by-doing, week-long client simulation. Your average business analyst and IT consultant comes with little in the way of data and analytics background. Learning the terms, techniques, project steps and roles is much more than an hour-long task.

Therefore, I set out to create introductions to these foundational skills for predictive analytics. The current goal of using data for analytics is to go beyond historical knowledge and use data, both streaming and static, to make predictions that lead to sound business decisions. The curricula on this website is broken down among basics, advanced concepts and those topics for managers applying their craft to predictive analytics projects. The blocks menu item above provides access to these interest groups.