BI Reporting: Excel Stuff

Following on from my post yesterday, I wanted to give a small update. I’m now halfway through the Excel certification that contributions to the BI Reporting badge and I am learning some useful new features. As I mentioned before, I’ve been using PowerPivot for around 4 months, and while I’m aware there is still much to Read More

Organising Bookmarks More Usefully

One of the troubles with attempting to be a self-driven learner is that organising everything is up to you. Being in control of how and when learning happens is great, but being told what to learn and when and being directed to the material simplifies so much! So this is what I’m lamenting after my contact Read More

ARIMA Modeling – Homebrew Edition

ARIMA modeling has felt like a bit of a nemesis since I was first exposed to it. Figuring out what settings to use with it has been my main challenge. The ACF and PACF plots are supposed to help here, but you have to learn to read them somewhat. There is an auto.arima option, which tests Read More

The Flexible Plan Is The Best Plan

Yesterday I was a little concerned about my new study plan. I felt like I was falling short. This morning I made up some of the time I had missed on my plan. It didn’t take long to plug the gap and I was actually more eager to study because I wanted to prove to myself Read More

Starting With A Study Plan

It’s all well and good having a study plan, but it won’t work if you don’t stick to it. So far, I’m not sticking to it. On the upside, it helped me prioritise better and now I’ve decided that I can let the Business Statistics course wait for another month. On the downside, I’m having trouble Read More

Different Ways Of Learning

Today I attend a one-day course to learn some business strategies and tactics. It was led by an instructor with years of experience who obviously knew what he was talking about. He asked us our particular business problems and we shared them with him, and he gave example answers that would help us think of ways Read More

Here Comes The Predictive Analysis!

My next Nanodegree project feels more like my regular work than the last. I basically need to cleanse and combine multiple data sources, then use that data to predict future sales. It’s also reassuring that a course in analytics is starting to resemble my current job role. Not reassuring of the course content, but reassuring of Read More