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Business Intelligence Career Master Plan

By : Eduardo Chavez, Danny Moncada
Book Image

Business Intelligence Career Master Plan

By: Eduardo Chavez, Danny Moncada

Overview of this book

Navigating the challenging path of a business intelligence career requires you to consider your expertise, interests, and skills. Business Intelligence Career Master Plan explores key skills like stacks, coursework, certifications, and interview advice, enabling you to make informed decisions about your BI journey. You’ll start by assessing the different roles in BI and matching your skills and career with the tech stack. You’ll then learn to build taxonomy and a data story using visualization types. Additionally, you’ll explore the fundamentals of programming, frontend development, backend development, software development lifecycle, and project management, giving you a broad view of the end-to-end BI process. With the help of the author’s expert advice, you’ll be able to identify what subjects and areas of study are crucial and would add significant value to your skill set. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-equipped to make an informed decision on which of the myriad paths to choose in your business intelligence journey based on your skill set and interests.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Non-technical data analysis

The path into BI is filled with data analysis, and it’s a path we all walk every day. To say that BI is a private field is to disregard the very nature of human intuition. In this book, we say no to gatekeepers, as it closes the opportunity for non-technical fields to experiment and create a sandbox of new ideas where analysis mechanisms emerge from within. There are many examples in which a scientist of a specific field invents their own visualization technique that then is distributed and taught everywhere. You don’t have to create anything from scratch, as we all walk on the shoulders of giants. This book encourages anyone from any field to make use of BI techniques, such as data analysis, to explore more about their work or industry.

Case 1

A nurse can use data to perform better in many ways. For example, consider a nurse working in a hospital who is responsible for administering medication to patients. The nurse can use data to improve...