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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)

Business acumen

Business acumen is the ability to understand the complex and ever-changing business environment and make sound decisions that will help your company succeed. It is a combination of knowledge, experience, and judgment that allows you to see the big picture and make decisions that are in the best interests of your company.

Many different factors contribute to business acumen, including the following:

  • Knowledge: You need to have a deep understanding of the business world and how your company goals are aligned to face this environment and its challenges, including the different industries, markets, and technologies that are involved. You also need to understand the financial aspects of your business, such as accounting, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Experience: You need to have experience working in business to develop your business acumen. This experience can come from working in different roles within a company, or from starting your own business.
  • Judgment...