Business Analytics Toolkit

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Business Analytics Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Business Analytics related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Business Analytics specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Business Analytics Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 993 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Business Analytics improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 993 standard requirements:

  1. Which items present the most formidable barriers to improving the quality of information for use in making strategic and operating decisions?

  2. How completely and accurately does the information measure and represent your distinctive business capability and basis of competition?

  3. Should the conservancy revise its mission to reflect a growing need to make your conservation work more relevant to human well being?

  4. What recent technologies are responsible for or what is the impact of technology in current trends or businesses?

  5. What emerging technologies of information integration and analysis should you be exploring more aggressively?

  6. How does your organization leverage data as a foundation for innovation, transformation, and participation?

  7. What are the business benefits of using intelligent techniques in decision making and knowledge management?

  8. What is the difference between a traditional BI approach and a machine learning approach to customer churn?

  9. How are mobile technologies enabling newer kinds of predictive analytics for better targeting of consumers?

  10. What controls and assurance mechanisms should be adopted to ensure appropriate access and use of big data?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Business Analytics book in PDF containing 993 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Business Analytics self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Business Analytics Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Business Analytics areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Business Analytics Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Business Analytics projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Business Analytics Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Business Analytics project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Procurement Audit: Was the estimation of contract value in accordance with the criteria fixed in the Directive?

  2. Human Resource Management Plan: Is the assigned Business Analytics project manager a PMP (Certified Business Analytics project manager) and experienced?

  3. Scope Management Plan: Is there any form of automated support for Issues Management?

  4. Process Improvement Plan: Who should prepare the process improvement action plan?

  5. Milestone List: How late can each activity be finished and started?

  6. Cost Baseline: Will the Business Analytics project fail if the change request is not executed?

  7. WBS Dictionary: Is budgeted cost for work performed calculated in a manner consistent with the way work is planned?

  8. Team Operating Agreement: Do you call or email participants to ensure understanding, follow-through and commitment to the meeting outcomes?

  9. Lessons Learned: What were the most significant issues on this Business Analytics project?

  10. Procurement Audit: Is authorization required to make changes to the purchase order file?

 
Step-by-step and complete Business Analytics Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Business Analytics project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Business Analytics project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Business Analytics project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Business Analytics project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Business Analytics project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Business Analytics project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Business Analytics project with this in-depth Business Analytics Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Business Analytics projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Business Analytics and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Business Analytics investments work better.

This Business Analytics All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.