Truth About Data: Getting Started with Lean Six Sigma Analytics
If you're using data, you could be causing harm with the approach you've been taught for analyzing data. This course teaches you the truth about how to analyze data correctly so that you can gain valid insights and make powerful, accurate decisions. Software required: Microsoft Excel.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Craig Gygi, and welcome to my course, Truth About Data: Getting Started with Lean Six Sigma Analytics. I'm an expert in business operations, improvement, and data, and I've worked as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, sensei, guru, trainer, thought leader, and author for many years. I'm employed as a consultant and as a senior company executive. In this course, you'll see the myths, limitations, and problems of the usual data analysis methods, and how acting on the inaccurate conclusions they provide actually makes things worse than doing nothing at all. You'll learn the correct approaches for arriving at valid insights, and you'll master simple practices for communicating quickly and powerfully with data. Some of the major topics of this course include detecting invalid data approaches used by others, limited versus global data comparisons, the nature of variation in all data and routine compared to exceptional variation, the advantages of graphical data analysis and communication, and the link between this topic and the larger area of study called Lean Six Sigma. By the end of this course you'll know how to create your own system behavior charts using Microsoft Excel. This will enable you to consistently and quickly gain valid insights and make accurate decisions with any data you have, and avoid the errors that plague all the usual data approaches. From here, you'll be confident and qualified to dive into any other course about using data, or into full Lean Six Sigma training or certification, or into any of the tools and training that are specific to your field of work. Before beginning this course, you should be comfortable with basic math operations like adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing, and you should be familiar with how to use these math operations in Microsoft Excel formulas. That, and a genuine desire to question your own assumptions about using data are the only prerequisites for this course. I hope you'll join me in this journey to learn how to gain valid, powerful insights with the Truth About Data: Getting Started with Lean Six Sigma Analytics course, at Pluralsight.