Analysis of Everyday Things.
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Analysis of Everyday Things.

A look at how the old ways of doing things get perpetuated causing us problems today.
3.8 (224 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
11,403 students enrolled
Created by Brian Dickinson
Last updated 4/2016
English [Auto-generated]
Price: Free
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • The course's goal is to enable the student to recognize the need to conduct a good analysis before attempting to develop a design. The student will learn that it is beneficial to ignore the "typical" and "expected" designs in place today.
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  • As it is a video the only requirement is a device on which to play the video with software that plays the MP4 format.

This introductory course gives the student an understanding of how we should separate Analysis from Design issues. It does this by looking at the many things that are simply perpetuated from old designs and taking a humorous look at where those old designs originated.

The course uses pictures, graphics, both static and animated, with voice-over to show the various real world examples of the perpetuation of old designs. It does this by progressing through basic examples in everyone's regular life to business issues that restrict us as customers.

There is no support material needed for this course.

The course video is approximately one hour in duration.

The student will see the importance of applying analysis concepts to every new invention or system be it a manual task or a computer business system.

There are no exercises or questionnaires to complete.

Who is the target audience?
  • The course video is aimed at a general audience as it aims to educate anyone who is a "Customer". However it will be most beneficial to those who intend to become or who are Business Analysts or those who are requestors of business systems.
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Curriculum For This Course
8 Lectures
Analysis of Everyday Things Introduction
1 Lecture 03:08
This course takes a "seriously" fun look at the origin of things in our lives. In it we analyze the things around us that were perpetuated from things in the past.
It is made up of six video lectures that build on each other. Starting with a look at non-technical things in our everyday life and culminating in a look at business issues that affect us as customers.
Introduction and Overview
Analysis of Modern Perpetuations of Old Designs.
6 Lectures 01:07:52

This first video starts off "light" looking at things we take for granted in transportation systems around the world.

Perpetuation of road and rail systems.

This second video in the series analyzes why we have a base 10 numbering system and 26 letters of the alphabet; also why we ended up with the worst computer data entry device - the QWERTY keyboard.
Perpetuation of numbering systems and the worst data entry technology.

This third video in the series analyzes where paper sizes originated and how we originally used 80 column punched cards and CRT screen formats leading to the Y2K computer problem.

Perpetuation of paper and computer formats.

. This forth video in the series analyzes the perpetuation of double-entry bookkeeping, manual and computer filing systems and the origin of computer storage/memory.

Perpetuation of bookkeeping and computer files.

This fifth video in the series analyzes how we perpetuate old industrial-age manual systems and old computer systems into today's business environment and how they affect us as customers.

Perpetuation of industrial-age systems into the information-age.

This six and final video in the series analyzes how we perpetuate old industrial-age business structures into today's business environment and how they affect efficiency and the response to a customer. It finishes with how organization can create a customer-focused business.

Perpetuation of industrial-age business structures today and the problems it causes.
Analysis of Everyday Things Conclusion
1 Lecture 02:28

This introductory course was aimed at providing an understanding of how we should always separate what something is trying to achieve from how it is currently, or will be, designed and implemented.

In other words to improve our world we need to conduct analysis rather than perpetuate old designs.

Wrap-Up and Review
About the Instructor
Brian Dickinson
3.8 Average rating
230 Reviews
11,459 Students
3 Courses
President & CEO

I am the President and CEO of Logical Conclusions, Inc., a training and consulting company specializing in how to create a Customer Focused, Event-Driven organization. For over three decades I've assisted Business Process Management/Improvement and Re-engineering projects at many major corporations and government agencies.

I've created numerous videos and educational tutorials on how to create the definitive efficient business structure for any organization.

I've also taught thousands of attendees at live business user and technical workshop seminars.

Being a prolific guest speaker I've given  talks at many Business Process/Information Resource conferences such as conducting keynote and featured speeches at:

  • Project Management Institute
  • US Universities, many ProjectWorld conferences,
  • GIGA Business Process & Workflow International conference
  • Workflow & Re-Engineering International Association (WARIA) conferences.
  • Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Management IIRM conferences.

Also presentations at:

  • International Business Rules Forum
  • National BPR Enterprise Re-Engineering Conf.
  • International Conf. on Software Engineering
  • Technology Transfer Institute
  • Many DCI conferences
  • Shared Insights
  • GIGA
  • IT & Business Alignment Forum
  • EDP Auditors Assoc. International Conf.
  • DOE Impact Conf.
  • and many more.

I've published many books and articles on Business Improvement and Quality Systems Development. My latest e-book is titled “Strategic Planning using a Customer-Focused, Event-Driven model”.

I have been a proud participant in the US Citizen Ambassador Program representing the U.S.A. in China and Russia.

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