Don't Get Drowned In Your Data Lake!

  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting, Register to receive the link


  • Members of the IIBA DC Metro Chapter
  • For employees of our Chapter Sponsors: Excella Consulting, North Highland, and Promontory Interfinancial Network
  • Free registration for students at any level in any discipline, contact us for the code

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Don't Get Drowned In Your Data Lake!


Data is a hot topic right now, because data driven decision making is the key to success.  Data Lakes, Data Farms, Data Mines, Data Warehouses can be confusing. This workshop will help demystify Data Science process and implementation. Learn what tasks and roles are involved in managing and analyzing data. Learn the most common mistakes that organizations are making and how to avoid them. Learn the terminology, processes, and best practices for turning business intelligence into business strategy and business solutions. Data-driven Decision Making is not easy. This workshop will re-introduce you to Data Analytics and its role in business decisions. You'll learn why data is important and how it has evolved. You'll be introduced to “Big Data” and how it is used. You'll also be introduced to frameworks and techniques for conducting Data Analysis and what tools are commonly used. You will have a chance to put your knowledge to work through hands on simulations and exercises.

Learning Objectives / Key Benefits:

  • Understand the difference between a Data Lake, Data Farm, Data Mine, and Data Warehouse
    • Data Lake vs Data Warehouse
    • Data Farming vs Data Mining
  • Learn How to Effectively Use Data
    • Identify Trends and Patterns
    • Turn Raw Data into Business Intelligence
  • Learn Best Practices
    • Turn Business Intelligence into Solutions
    • How to Avoid Common Mistakes

About our Speaker:

Deena Chadwick, The CommonSensical BA, has built a solid reputation for being an expert in Project and Product Delivery. She enjoys teaching scope definition, requirements management, stakeholder management, communication and collaboration, design thinking, and solution optimization. She is known for her ability to infuse innovative processes and best practice techniques. Deena has spoken at PMBA Global, BA World, BADDs, PDDs, colleges and more. She has articles published in BA Times. She is the author of a series of books that focus on bringing Common Sense back to the complex world of interactive project delivery including requirements Gathering Like An FBI Agent and CommonSensical Product Ownership.


6:00 - 6:30 pm   Virtual mingle, connect to Zoom

6:30 - 8:00 pm   Opening, Presentation, Conversation, Q&A

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