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Training on Data Analytics for Managerial Decision Making

By: Data-Afrique Consultants

Kenya

05 - 09 Oct, 2020  5 days

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USD 1,000

Venue: Data-Afrique Training Centre, Nairobi Kenya.

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Data-Afrique Training Centre, Nairobi Kenya., Kenya 02 - 06 Nov, 2020 USD1000
Data-Afrique Training Centre, Nairobi Kenya., Kenya 07 - 11 Dec, 2020 USD1000

This interactive Data Analytics for Managerial Decision-Making training course will highlight the added value that data analytics can offer a professional as a decision support tool in management decision making. It will show the use of data analytics to support strategic initiatives; to inform on policy information; and to direct operational decision making. This training course will emphasize applications of data analytics in management practice; focus on the valid interpretation of data analytics findings; and create a clearer understanding of how to integrate quantitative reasoning into management decision making. Exposure to the discipline of data analytics will ultimately promote greater confidence in the use of evidence-based information to support management decision making.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Appreciate data analytics in a decision support role
  • Explain the scope and structure of data analytics
  • Apply a cross-section of useful data analytics
  • Interpret meaningfully and critically assess statistical evidence
  • Identify relevant applications of data analytics in practice

Who Should Attend?

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Professionals in management support roles
  • Analysts who typically encounter data / analytical information regularly in their work environment
  • Those who seek to derive greater decision-making value from data analytics

Course Content

Day One: Setting the Statistical Scene in Management

  • Introduction; The quantitative landscape in management
  • Thinking statistically about applications in management (identifying KPIs)
  • The integrative elements of data analytics
  • Data: The raw material of data analytics (types, quality and data preparation)
  • Exploratory data analysis using excel (pivot tables)
  • Using summary tables and visual displays to profile sample data

Day Two: Evidence-based Observational Decision Making

  • Numeric descriptors to profile numeric sample data
  • Central and non-central location measures
  • Quantifying dispersion in sample data
  • Examine the distribution of numeric measures (skewness and bimodal)
  • Exploring relationships between numeric descriptors
  • Breakdown analysis of numeric measures          

Day Three: Statistical Decision Making – Drawing Inferences from Sample Data

  • The foundations of statistical inference
  • Quantifying uncertainty in data – the normal probability distribution
  • The importance of sampling in inferential analysis
  • Sampling methods (random-based sampling techniques)
  • Understanding the sampling distribution concept
  • Confidence interval estimation

Day Four: Statistical Decision Making – Drawing Inferences from Hypotheses Testing

  • The rationale of hypotheses testing
  • The hypothesis testing process and types of errors
  • Single population tests (tests for a single mean)
  • Two independent population tests of means
  • Matched pairs test scenarios
  • Comparing means across multiple populations

Day Five: Predictive Decision Making - Statistical Modelling and Data Mining

  • Exploiting statistical relationships to build prediction-based models
  • Model building using regression analysis
  • Model building process – the rationale and evaluation of regression models
  • Data mining overview – its evolution
  • Descriptive data mining – applications in management
  • Predictive (goal-directed) data mining – management applications

General Notes

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

Data-Afrique Training Centre, Nairobi Kenya. Oct 05 - 09 Oct, 2020
Data-Afrique Training Centre, Nairobi Kenya., Kenya 02 - 06 Nov, 2020
Data-Afrique Training Centre, Nairobi Kenya., Kenya 07 - 11 Dec, 2020
USD 1,000.00
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