Flowcharts are useful for documenting and visualizing processes. Here we will cover nuances of using PowerPoint for drawing flowcharts. We will also cover ways in which new shapes can be created. If you want professional flowcharts you must use Visio or similar dedicated tools.
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When you have two columns of numeric data, Scatter chart helps you understand how they affect each other (jargon: correlation). Creating a scatter plot is easy. But interpretation can be misleading or even absurd. Let us explore how to create effective Scatter plots.
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Read Histogram and Pareto articles first. Excel Data Analysis tool can create a Pareto chart while creating a histogram. Small tweak but very useful.
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Pareto chart is used to analyze important factors and prioritize action items. It is a combination of bar and line chart. Bar chart shows the data in descending order of importance and line chart shows cumulative percentage. It is popularly known as the 80:20 rule. We will see three ways of creating this chart using Excel.
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Well, the histogram articles don’t seem to be ending. I promise, this is the last one. With Excel 2016, a new chart type called Histogram was introduced. Now we don’t need either Data Analysis ToolPak or Pivot Table to create a histogram. Have a look.
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Run charts are simple line charts drawn against time. The idea is to visualize the pattern and trend of captured data. The data could be about defects, issues, observations or variability. Let us see how to manage this using Excel.
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This is a simple check sheet. Usually done on paper. But with ubiquitous tablets being available, it can be done on Excel as well.
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With this article, I am starting a mini-series about Quality management tools. Fishbone diagram is drawn easily using paper and pencil. Here is how you do it using Microsoft Visio.
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Finally, here is a proven set of best practices to make your Excel usage simpler, faster and more accurate.
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