CP006: How to be a better analyst? – Road map for getting better at Data Analysis & Improving your career prospects

In the 6th session of Chandoo.org podcast, we focus on making you a better analyst.

How to become a better analyst - Learn the road map to become better at data analysis and improving your career prospects - Chandoo.org podcast - Session 006

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What is in this session?

One of the most popular questions I get, goes like this:

I recently became an analyst. I want to succeed in my work. How do I go about it?

So in this episode, lets explore the road map to becoming a better analyst.

Mindmap for becoming a better analyst - CP006 - Chandoo.org podcastIn this podcast, you will learn,

  • Announcement about Easter Egg hunt
  • Why become a better analyst?
  • The road map for becoming a better analyst – BETTER framework
  • B for Business Knowledge
  • E for Examining user needs
  • T for Thinking about analysis
  • T for Tools of Trade ie Excel
  • E for Expression
  • R for Refining yourself
  • Conclusions

See the mind-map aside (click on it to expand) to understand the BETTER framework.

Go ahead and listen to the show

Links & Resources mentioned in this session:

Easter Egg Hunt:

Courses mentioned:

Case Studies

Resources to learn Excel

Making Interactive Charts in Excel

Spreadsheet Errors & Auditing

Transcript of this session:

Download this podcast transcript [PDF]

Are you becoming better analyst?

As a CEO of a small company, most of my time is spent on analysis & decision making.  So I am always looking for ways to improve my skills.

What about you? How do you become better at your job. Please share your tips, ideas & inspiration in the comments.


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11 Responses to “CP006: How to be a better analyst? – Road map for getting better at Data Analysis & Improving your career prospects”

  1. Przemek says:

    another superb podcast, thanks a loooot for great ideas 🙂

  2. GJ says:

    like the mindmap

  3. Adi says:

    Thanks for a great podcast Chandoo, superb mindmap!

  4. DataKrisper says:

    Thank you for this. Wish i had it 10 years ago when i started the career! Still a lot of great advice. A great reminder to never stop refining!

    Thanks again.

  5. hasan says:

    hi chandoo excuse me for late answer to your message . then how are you i wish for you and your family golden life thanks alot again i appratiate and thank you goodby please send to me some note

  6. Estefani says:

    Hi Chadoo
    Thank you for such a great job, your website is already on my bookmarks and I am learning a lot from you. =)

  7. Dear Chandoo,
    Thank you so much for sharing this insightful podcast. Due to your limitless and altruistic collaboration to MS Excel world knowledge, you have inspired me to initiate a community of Excel users in Lima, Peru named "Excel Spyders". I aim to share my tips and tricks in English and Spanish to help Latin American professionals become better at Excel and data analysis. I hope you received this message and potentially meet over skype. It would be a pleasure to meet you.

    Carlos from Excel Spyders

  8. […] started off with Episode 6, “How to be a Better Analyst.” This title appealed as an analyst who reads and writes often on the […]

  9. mustafa says:

    Dear Chandoo,
    I am a beginner of Data Analyst, I would like to learn and wished to become Expert in Analyst and also to grasp in depth knowledge & skills in MS excell on my finger tips.

    So, plz share it from the beginning .

    Thanks & best regards,

  10. […] started off with Episode 6, “How to be a Better Analyst.” This title appealed as an analyst who reads and writes often on the […]

  11. wellinston says:

    Thanks chandoo for sharing its really helpful road map keep going, actually i want to share something about business analyst that may help someone; Business analysts (BAs) are responsible for bridging the gap between IT and the business using data analytics to assess processes, determine requirements and deliver data-driven recommendations and reports to executives and stakeholders.

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