»Me, myself and BI«

Bissantz ponders


Friday, August 21st, 2009

Is significance significant? (part II)

We cannot statistically prove anything because the statistics themselves lack the power to do so. Yet people still continue to believe they can – mostly because they don’t know what significance means. What can we do to prevent this lack of knowledge from spreading even further?

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Is significance significant? (part I)

Statistical significance has an outstanding reputation. But does it deserve it? How significant is your knowledge of significance? Take this test to find out!

Friday, July 10th, 2009

A quality measure assessing data density: values per page

When it comes to the amount of data in reports, all I can say is: the more, the merrier. If a report becomes hard to read, the design is the problem – not the numbers themselves. Numerous daily newspapers (and fans of a program called DeltaMaster) prove that point day after day.

Essays

Death to business charts!
Why business charts must die

Graphic tables
Lay back and control

Industrial reporting
Production-like efficiency for management reporting

Can we drive companies
like we do cars?

Against dashboards, speedometers and traffic lights in Controlling

Business Intelligence 2.0
modest, serious, sincere

Rediscovering slowness
Sparklines make us John Franklins in management information.

Good reporting is boring
Looking for excitement?
Try a night on the town instead.

Are sports fans smarter
than managers?

Management reports need to become more dense and dashboards more rare

The myth of data mining
Why men don't buy beer and diapers at the same time.

Numerical blindness?
I wouldn't see a doctor, if I were you.