No. of Days: 1 No. of participants: 4 – 14
Get the most from the information that is all around you in order to make more effective decisions.
Using games and activities participants will learn how to measure, analyse, interpret and display information using simple examples. Learn how to avoid accidental bias and errors arising from assumptions, apparent cause, false comparison, misleading visuals, and trend extrapolation.
Subject areas covered:
- The difference between data, information, and real knowledge
- Measuring ratios and trends rather than absolute values
- How should information be displayed or explained?
- Different graphs for different situations
- How can statistics be misleading?
- How to measure intangibles
- Practice simplifying information in order to get to the real issues
- Mind maps and decision trees
- Averages and percentages – don’t add them
- Extrapolating from trends
- How computers can help
Every participant receives a free audio as well as comprehensive notes.
Some example handouts taken from the course.
- Correlation, Connection, Causation
- Forecasting – five methods
- Forecasting exercise – which method works best
- Organising information – exercise
- Possible methods for organising your thoughts
- Presenting a case
- Quantifying risk
- Scientific management
- The 12 Commandments of managing information
- Which graph – quiz