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DAT-281: Project in Data Analytics

The following table maps course session dates, lesson topics, references, and content links for DAT-281: Project in Data Analytics

Collaborative Git Practice

course date wk no. session links learning objectives out-of-class work
DAT-281 Mon
1-FEB'21
1

Intro to course

  • Round robin: project ideas
  • Content brainstorming
DAT-281 Mon
8-FEB'21
2

Discussed project management paradigms

Develop a high-level view of a project management flow

For 15-Feb'21: Distill your project ideas down to a Statement of Work (SOW, what are you going to do?) to guide the development of your project & document that inquiry question in a evolving project management flow diagram of your design.

Get your hands on a dataset of some scale related to your inquiry question, or at least have attempted a search for one

Post either in the shared google directory or on your git repository for feedback from peers next week.

DAT-281 Mon
15-FEB'21
3

Review of project idea seeds

  • Project planning steps
  • Suggestions for additional steps

Continue honing your driving project questions. Create a draft project plan containing key milestone and the threads which interleave to arrive at your core deliverables on schedule.

DAT-281 Mon
22-FEB'21
4

Collaborative Git

  • Creating branches
  • Pushing branches
  • Merging and merge conflicts
  • Pull requests

Students will use git from the command line to create new branches and then use github.com to request inclusion of that branch's commits via a pull requests. Cope with merge conflicts during branch collapse.

Push a rough project plan to your git repository's remote location. Practice cloning down a peer's repository, creating a change on a unique branch, push that branch, and create an online pull request.

DAT-281 Mon
1-MAR'21
5

Students will use the git logging tools to successfully navigate a number of collaborative git processes.

DAT-281 Mon
8-MAR'21
6

Guest Speaker

Absent Will Walker

Spring '21 TODO

In preparation for the 15-March, for next week, please prepare and push to a remote git repo a project plan, including your inquiry question, primary data sets, analytical strategy, and milestones with target dates which, if adhered to, would likely guide your work all the way to a completed project.

DAT-281 Mon
15-MAR'21
7

Project plan peer review

Prepare for a formal informal sharing of your project plan for feedback.

DAT-281 Mon
22-MAR'21
8

Peer review of model output(s)

Goal: Mock or actual visualization of variables which inform answers to your central inquiry question.

DAT-281 Mon
29-MAR'21
- Spring break: No Class all week! Renew, rejuvinate, refactor! Catch up if you're behind.
DAT-281 Mon
5-APR'21
9

Session Recording

Activity Flow charting

Sample activity flow from steve

Create an activity flow diagram which supports achivement of milestones and includes activity relationships (PMBOK Precedence diagramming method 6.3.2.1)

Create a draft of your activity sequence, including the milestone(s) to which they contribute. Ideally you have this in a sharable location, such as an image of paper pushed to a git repo or an image export from a drawing application, such as diagrams.net.

DAT-281 Mon
12-APR'21
10

Review activity flow diagrams

Build activity scheduling facilities to attach to our activities.

Estimate time requirements for activities to create a realistic milestone achivement timeline.

DAT-281 Mon
19-APR'21
11

Collaborative project worktime

Consider a download and install of the Microsoft Corporation's Project planning tool from Imagine. Watch email for install instructions from Paula.

DAT-281 Mon
26-APR'21
12

MS Project Tinkering with Paual

DAT-281 Mon
3-MAY'21
13

Project Worktime

DAT-281 Mon
17-MAY'21
14 7:00pm Start: Final session; final project sharing Push revised work to your git repository