Tag Archives: control charts

How to be hopelessly untrendy

I got me some data! Done gone put it in a graph! Added meself a TRENDLINE! And me answer is THE TREND IS DOWNWARDS! This is what happens when people get data and have excel. They stick it in and press … Continue reading

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Why you SHOULDN’T try to improve performance measures!

Imagine you come across a right mess of performance tat, all targets and comparisons against this time last year. Like this!   You’d want to try and fix it wouldn’t you? Turn them into measures of purpose, chuck the targets and … Continue reading

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I don’t know much about control charts (but I know what I like)

I’ve never been trained in using control charts, never passed a test or worked with anyone who’s knowledgeable in them. Everything I’ve learned has been off of the Internet Or books, books as well, they’re famously good for¬†learning. Cunninghams Law … Continue reading

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Come on feel the noize

If you’ve know anything about systems thinking and that, you know it’s chock full of counter intuitive truths. Here are some truths about one aspect of it all: when you “eyeball data” by looking at it in a table, graph … Continue reading

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Weather and climate

Freaking out because your KPIs aren’t working like they should? Here’s a tip: Allow the passage of time to occur. Just as it’s always darkest before dawn, data is always worse before it gets better. All you have to do … Continue reading

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Weather and climate

Freaking out because your KPIs aren’t working like they should? Here’s a tip: Allow the passage of time to occur. Just as it’s always darkest before dawn, data is always worse before it gets better. All you have to do … Continue reading

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