For 6.6.18

Head First Data Analysis Chapter 4

From the examples of your classmates, explore how differently (and better) you might study, note, and learn: don’t simply “claim and prove”, but “document and explain”

  • Identify what someone has done that you might do
  • Do it yourself (adapt to your purposes)
  • Quote or make an annotated screenshot of this advice and prepare a “before” and “after” with brief commentary on what you had to get over, explore, and mastery and so what you learned
  • Offer a brief (1 sentence) explanation of what you have done

Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)

How differently might you study, note, and learn BPMN: don’t simply “claim and prove”, but “document and explain”

  • Identify others who have done it like you (you are ok!)
  • Do something you might think up on your own (maybe explore the Camunda documentation for something interesting)
  • Identify what someone has done differently that you might do

Whatever you do:

  • Quote or make an annotated screenshot of this advice and prepare a “before” and “after” with brief commentary on what you had to get over, explore, and mastery and so what you learned
  • Take a brief moment to see where there are alternatives to Camunda as well as a whole field called troubleshooting

What learning style are you?

  • Examine Audience, identify your combination of intellectual styles
  • In your examination of the work of others, above, find one example upon which you might distinguish between your typically intellectual style and that of this other person’s

Definitions

Take a moment to research 1-3 terms in a way that will lead you to see how your first definition is probably ok, but that researching definitions will leave you with a far richer understanding.

  • Study my Definitions page, and set up your browser as you will find there
  • Your Definition. List a few special terms you’ve come across in your study of HFDA or BPMN, then write a simple definition for each based on what you know (don’t make this too smart!)
  • Dictionary Definition. Using the four sources you’ll find on my Definitions page, choose one or two that fit and briefly compare and contrast these new meanings to your original meaning (also specify the source and report on what you find: don’t tell me “what is,” but instead, “according to Oxford …”
  • Concept. What is the larger conceptual thing underlying both your definition and those you find, for example, larger than “constraints” you would probably agree that “limits” is the more general term
  • Example. Tell a story that illustrates and explains what this term means
  • Turn it upside-down. Tell a second story that explores the larger meanings (plural), the more fantastic and memorable the better
  • What you learn. Identify what you already knew (you are ok!) and what is new and so explain what you have learned through this research

GTD

This week, explore different and better ways of addressing the problems above

  • Your aim is to learn how learn, organize your time and materials better, learn new methods (lifetime learning)
  • Become an annotated screenshot wizard, explore the best ways to select, size, annotate, file name, and share your screenshots
  • Document “before” and “after,” and offer a brief discussion of what we are supposed to see in your documentation (not simply “claim and prove”, but “document and explore”)

Look for what works

  • Instead of exploring a zillion color-coded labels for your task, label those for today in red, tomorrow in yellow, and completed in green and arrange your calendar so most of it is green and so showing that you’ve accomplished much but have yet a little more do to
  • When you are trying to change habits, explore your problem using the behavioral modeling you will find in The Power of Habit