Bonus Project Exploring IBM Watson Analytics

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Projects in Industrial and Engineering Technology Spring 2016

Bonus Project Exploring IBM Watson Analytics

This is an optional project, not mandatory. This project is worth 100 points and your grade of this project will be directly added to your total grade of this semester. This is an individual project. No collaboration is allowed. Please accept my invitation to sign up to IBM Watson Analytics. Your IBMid will be your SEMO email account.

Introduction. “IBM Watson Analytics is an easy-to-use service for finding answers in your data on your own without downloading software. A visualization and smart discovery solution available on the cloud, it guides data exploration, automates predictive analytics and makes creating dashboards and infographics almost effortless.” (source: http://www.ibm.com/analytics/watson-analytics/)

In this project, I ask you to explore an employee performance data set to analyze the major reasons of employee leavings and suggest ways to retain top talents. You can sign in on the website: http://www.ibm.com/analytics/watson-analytics/. Add “Employee Performance data set” from Sample data to your personal folder.

Instruction. You need to write a report covering the following sections:

1.In the Prediction module, set “Attrition” as the target then generate results. Provide a snapshot of the result. (10 points) What are the most three significant factors that influence attrition? (15 points) When two or more factors are combined together, display at least one graph from the results, provide the snapshot(s) (10 points). What further conclusion you would have? (10 points)

2.In the Explore module, ask at least two questions. Provide snapshots of the results. What are the conclusions you can derive from the results? Your questions and answers should be related to employee retention. (40 points)

3.Other than employee performance and retention, suggest at least one use of IBM Watson Analytics in project management. (10 points)

Please use a word processor to compile your report. There is no format requirement, but your report organization should be easy to follow and clearly cover the three sections discussed above. (5 points)


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