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A practitioner's guide to business analytics : using data analysis tools to improve your organization's decision making and strategy

Author: Randy Bartlett
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, [2013]
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"The real tragedy of a company failing while using analytics is the fact that its leaders will have the data to explain the failure, but they won't have the capabilities in place to filter the data and convert it into actionable business insights. One implication of Big Data is that we need to adapt ... quickly. A Practitioner's Guide to Business Analytics integrates powerful strategies for leveraging analytics  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randy Bartlett
ISBN: 9780071807593 0071807594
OCLC Number: 806017703
Description: xv, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : the business analytics revolution --
The strategic landscape : chapters 2-6 --
Statistical QDR : three pillars for best statistical practice : chapters 7-9 --
Data CSM : three building blocks for supporting analytics, chapters 10-12.
Responsibility: Randy Bartlett.

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true practical guide

by dougsameulson (WorldCat user published 2013-12-23) Excellent Permalink

“Randy Bartlett has written an important and useful book, filling at least some of the large void between books that exhort managers to think more analytically without explaining how,...
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Must Read!!!

by brpinney@gmail.com (WorldCat user published 2013-06-27) Excellent Permalink

I am a practicing statistician/business analyst and I have found Bartlett's treatment of the field to be insightful and eye-opening. His experience in the field shines through his explanations of current best practices. I have already...
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The Value of Analytics

by dianat60089 (WorldCat user published 2013-04-02) Excellent Permalink

I can honestly say that Randy Bartlett's book is one of my favorite business oriented books of all time. Most of the analytic books on the market go out and interview top...
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