How can an organization be data rich, yet information poor? One very likely culprit: maintaining data in its original, difficult-to-interpret form.
This course explores the benefits of using simple graphs to describe and attach meaning to data. Data visualization enables the clear and efficient communication of information, serving as an instrument for reasoning, discussion, and decision making at all levels of an organization.
The course includes a hands-on activity of manually building graphs from raw data with pencil and paper alone, teaching participants that graphs do not have to be computer generated. Studies show plotting points by hand creates more ownership and accountability of results, compared with entering them into a computer.
Employees from any level of an organization and any industry who desire to use visual data to improve their business effectiveness
None (mathematical expertise is not essential)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 25, 2020
As UB TCIE’s Operational Excellence Director, Peter is a resident expert in the Lean Six Sigma methodology and tools who has delivered substantial, validated hard and soft savings across a variety of projects in finance, medical devices, insurance, food services, building materials, publishing, and other service-related industries, as well as manufacturing. He has nearly 10 years of experience with a global company in serving as the lead on a multitude of process improvement project teams that have delivered record performance in yields, cost reduction, quality and safety. With an M.S. in statistics, Peter has an advanced understanding and application of statistics, and develops the potential in others through helping them understand Six Sigma and Lean methodologies.