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Cole Knaflic in her book Story Telling With Data writes, “We aren't naturally good at story telling with data.”


In school, we learn how to tell stories through essays, posters, and presentations. We also learn how to analyze numbers and use formals through mathematics. What is missing is the data visualization and the practice of explaining real life problems through data and data visualizations.


The Introduction to Data Visualization course will help lay the foundations for telling better stories with data visualization. This course will help you create stories using your company’s data, develop impactful reports that leverage clear data visualization, and present data that your audience can easily understand and utilize.


Length: 20 minutes


Format: Web-based Training


Audience: TBMAs


Prerequisites: None


Recognition Title: This course fulfills a requirement for the Reporting component of the Elite TBMA Certification.

As a part of the RTBMA Learning Plan, Introduction to TBM and ATUM  introduces you to the discipline of managing the business of IT. You will learn about TBM and how Apptio empowers common roles in IT.


Apptio developed the Apptio TBM Unified ModelTM, or ATUMTM, to provide adaptable best practices for standardized modeling of IT costs and allocations. We will examine the four main components of ATUM – Data, Taxonomy, Model and Metrics - and understand how these components work together.


Taking this self-paced class will prepare you for the courses that follow in the RTBMA Apptio University Learning Plans.


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Length: 5 minutes


Format: Self-Paced


Recognition Title: This course fulfills a requirement for the Recognized TBMA Certification