Make a Data Driven Decision
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In this course, you will

  • Identify an opportunity
    Identify an area in your business to make decisions with data and develop a plan with the support of your project advisor.
  • Use the right methods 
    Gain a clear understanding of data-driven decisions and apply a range of templates and toolkits to your guided project.
  • Develop relevant skills 
    Develop and improve a selection of key skills relevant to making decisions with data.

5 steps to success

16-20 hours over 6+ weeks

Help is always available

Project advisor support

Invaluable insider insights from your project advisor.

Up to 3 hours of 1-2-1 support.

Guides & resources

Switch on to our online library to access authentic case studies, proven business models, and practice scenarios that will help you test and deliver your plan.

Up to 4 hours of content.

Examples of tools and templates you will be introduced to

The 5 'Whys'?

Learn an iterative and interrogative method to discover the root cause of a particular problem.

The Stakeholder Map

Identify and manage your decision-makers and stakeholders, and determine the levels of interest and influence they have in your project.

The CoNVO Method

Use a structured approach to understand your problem, including how and what data or information you'll need to collect to define your scope.


Explore how cross-examination works to help you make better business decisions.

Power skills you will develop


Clearly define the goals and objectives of your guided project, sharing information in order to convey meaning and achieve desired outcomes. Convey the evidence and the argument to support a decision, and to manage the wider stakeholders.

Critical thinking

Think critically about what opportunity there is to make decisions with data in your business and make a clear evidence base for how you will complete this project. Make decisions by analyzing the decision to be made, identifying the right data to use, and designing the optimal methods for a decision-making process.

Data insights

Identify, clean, understand, summarize, interpret, and communicate data effectively and use relevant tools or techniques to analyze the data.

Evidence-based decision making

Use evidence from a wide range of sources to support evidence-based decisions. Challenge available evidence to ensure robust and objective decision making. 


Synthesize and understand many different perspectives to promote buy-in from stakeholders.

Social responsibility

Consider your knowledge, values and behaviors to avoid the decision being influenced by personal biases and preferences.

On completion you will have

Discovered ways to make a data-driven decision

Demonstrated live project experience around a key opportunity to make decisions with data in your business.

Transferable skills to use across your business

Gained proficiency in critical skills fundamental to making decisions with data that supports your career development.

Resources you can turn to again and again

A structured business plan with templates that you can download and use in future projects.

Credly badge

A Credly badge that certifies your competence in making a data-driven decision.

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