Core Data Science Techniques


Core Data Science Techniques

Analytics for Business Performance

The organization with better information has a better opportunity of outperforming their competitor or their own past performance. The rapidly emerging field of data science is a key capability to enable an organization to gain that advantage. Big data is one of the components of data science that leads to uncovering hidden relationships that provide what is called asymmetric information, information you have that a competitor does not have or you did not have before. This gives your organization a distinct advantage over other organizations.

Techniques and tools exist to uncover the hidden relationships and display them in a clear and concise manner. There are five basic analytic categories that define daa science today:

  1. Discovery - Finding and displaying key information about an opportunity
  2. Diagnostic - Assessing the opportunity
  3. Predictive - Finding relationships that predict such as consumer or supplier behavior
  4. Prescriptive - Information that point to how to fix or take advantage of a situation
  5. Performance - Reporting and alerts such as in Business Intelligence or Performance Reporting to alert to trends

All of the methods used in these categories depend on human interpretation to be really useful. This course is intended for people who want to take advantage of the capability that data science offers.


While Excel can be used for many of the exercises it may be necessary to use other tools for certain problem types. Laptops are required for the course.

Certification Requirements

All course attendees must meet minimum testing standards including in-class exercises to receive certification (75% is the passing grade).

Benefits of attending

By attending this highly beneficial course, delegates will:

  • Define and understand the relationship between the business and the policy and procedure needs
  • Write coherent policies
  • Assess the current state and future needs for policies and procedures
  • Write proper procedures
  • Define the governance requirements for policies and procedures
  • Organize and structure a set of policies and procedures
  • Identify the appropriate set of tools needed to manage a policies and procedures environment
  • Identify the content needed for policies and procedures
  • Define the project needed to develop a policies and procedures system
  • Identify the scope of change needed for proper policies and procedures update, replacement and change

Who should attend

Who should attend

  • Business Process Teams
  • Procedure Analysts
  • Technical Writers
  • Personnel Officers
  • Procurement Managers
  • Administrative Managers
  • Job Analysts
  • Business Analysts
  • IT documentation Specialists
  • Plus everyone involved in the drafting, development and evaluation of policies and procedures

Your trainer

Meet your expert course trainer: Frank Kowalkowski

Frank Kowalkowski

Frank Kowalkowski is President of Knowledge Consultants, Inc., a firm focusing on business performance, business/IT architecture and business analytical techniques. He has over 30 years of management and consulting experience in a wide variety of industries. He has been involved with many projects including business analysis, process management, business performance measurement, business and competitive intelligence and knowledge management.

In addition to being a keynote speaker at international conferences as well as a conference chair, he has written numerous papers and spoken at conferences on a variety of subjects. He is the author of a 1996 book on Enterprise Analysis (Prentice – Hall, ISBN 0-13-282-3365) and numerous papers.

Frank is currently working on a both a BPM book for managers and a new edition of the enterprise analysis book. He conducts frequent seminars nationally and internationally on a variety of business management and information technology topics. He is co author of a quarterly column on architecture for the website TDAN (

KCI and the FEAC Institute

KCI and the FEAC Institute

Feac Institute

KCI (Knowledge Consultants Inc) is pleased to offer its certification program through the FEAC Institute expanded certification program. FEAC has a long history of providing independent certification oversight. Their university relationships with California State University and National University provide certified professionals with additional educational opportunities.

Since opening in 2002, FEAC™ their worldwide program has graduated over 1,400 Certified Enterprise Architects (CEAs) and trained over 1,500 in several other architecture disciplines. FEAC programs feature the best thought leaders and instructors in the field of enterprise architecture, including John Zachman, the creator of the Zachman Framework™, considered the father of Enterprise Architecture and author of numerous EA publications. Now, FEAC has expanded its certification to include related business disciplines that expand and enable the architecture perspective.

Certification Value

Value to the professional

  • It is a form of personal recognition and achievement
  • Industry surveys suggest that certified employees enjoy higher salaries
  • Provides for a degree of specialization that can increase marketability
  • Transfers useful knowledge in a short time

Value to the employer

  • Provides an assurance of a level of competence
  • Trains in specific skills that are applicable to work
  • Brings individuals and teams up to speed in a discipline rapidly
  • Cost effective way of upgrading a staff
  • Hands- on exercises provide skill training
  • Knowledge transfer from trainers with industry and management experience

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Team of 2 delegates: 5% discount
Team of 4 delegates: 10% discount
Team of 6 delegates: 15% discount


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