For 8.11.17

  • Your research project (Delta)
  • Head First Data Analysis

Your Research Project (Delta)

Your mission is to explore the topic you have found in the Delta article as it appears in the consulting literatures of the present so that in the following week you can review the Delta example with a historical and critical perspective

The key lesson to be learned here is how to survey the sub-heads you will find in the consulting literatures, how to list and sort them as sub-heads in your outlines, and so learn how to formulate the concepts professionals use to develop a high-level view before digging down to the details

  • To start, in outline view, break your paragraphs on the Delta example into smaller pieces in level/ebene 4 and before each, in level/ebene 3, create a sub-head, a high-level generalization
  • Then find a text by searching for “current trends YourTopic 2017 pwc/deloitte/kpmg/ey” and select one featuring an overview of current issues in your field: you want Google to return something looking like this
  • Then list the chapter heads in your outline, they should look like this, before each create a high-level generalization or sub-head in your own terms, then select one (or two) that are of your interest and move them to the top and subordinate the rest under “More” until your outline looks like this
  • Then do the same for your selected chapters: list the sub-heads, select, sort, so that you end up with a limited number of passages.
  • Then, finally, read those passages carefully and report on what they have to say and where you look up any special terms like this

This method is designed to help you find and work with a high-level text by professionals offering surveys of your field by making strategic choices, narrowing down, and so limiting the passages you have to examine closely

  • You have all done a great job learning the mechanics of outlining, so this next step is designed to train you to exploit the method to deliver research value
  • Please remember the four part concept model, where concepts are the things we talk about with relevant professionals outside of the firm and how we find those concepts by examining, first, the consulting literatures that claim to survey current trends (later, we explore how those concepts apply to specific firms)
  • This initial survey will help you find the “acknowledgements and responses” of relevant professionals as well as the warrants, the principles, or principles, that support your claims what the rest, as you see in the research model from Craft

What makes this relevant to the study of Business Application Systems? By examining the Delta example from the perspective of 15+ years, you will learn how to research the digital transformation of the firm, how e-commerce and other systems have developed over time, and business models for business processes. In the following weeks, you will be introduced to how these systems are designed and work and how they fit into ERP systems. Your portfolio entries as a research project will constitute your final report.

Head First Data Analysis Exercises

Read the entire first chapter of Head First Data Analysis for understanding and where you will mark your understanding in transformative terms — where you identify the “a-ha!” experiences when you learn something (and DO NOT simply repeat to me what the text says: write up what you learn as a learning process)

  • The principles you will learn in this introductory text apply to Priceline and other B2C systems as they involve a fair amount of data analysis, including analytics central to pricing, marketing, and auctioning of inventory
  • Before we study how database work, we will study how they are used to support business
  • There are many ways to learn about these technologies, this one students have found accessible for the storytelling way: don’t be confused by the simplified look and feel, because this is a strategy to translate sophisticated concepts into bite-sized, chewable terms.

What makes this relevant to our study? Your study of data analytics will help you understand how systems are designed, the monitoring of performance, and the information managers use for decision-making