Statistical Thinking

Author: Roger Hoerl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118094778
Release Date: 2012-04-24
Genre: Business & Economics

How statistical thinking and methodology can help you make crucial business decisions Straightforward and insightful, Statistical Thinking: Improving Business Performance, Second Edition, prepares you for business leadership by developing your capacity to apply statistical thinking to improve business processes. Unique and compelling, this book shows you how to derive actionable conclusions from data analysis, solve real problems, and improve real processes. Here, you'll discover how to implement statistical thinking and methodology in your work to improve business performance. Explores why statistical thinking is necessary and helpful Provides case studies that illustrate how to integrate several statistical tools into the decision-making process Facilitates and encourages an experiential learning environment to enable you to apply material to actual problems With an in-depth discussion of JMP® software, the new edition of this important book focuses on skills to improve business processes, including collecting data appropriate for a specified purpose, recognizing limitations in existing data, and understanding the limitations of statistical analyses.

Das Black Box Prinzip

Author: Matthew Syed
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423430654
Release Date: 2016-11-11
Genre: Psychology

Analysieren statt vertuschen Menschen, die gezielt aus Fehlern lernen, anstatt sie zu vertuschen oder anderen in die Schuhe zu schieben, nennt Matthew Syed Black-Box-Denker. Dazu sind jedoch nur wenige in der Lage. Auch in vielen Unternehmen geht man mit Misserfolgen nicht offen und ohne Schuldzuweisungen um. Syed bietet aufschlussreiche Analysen für dieses Verhalten. Zu welchen Erfolgen hingegen ein offensiver Umgang mit Fehlern führen kann, zeigt Syed anhand konkreter Beispiele, aus der Welt des Sports oder von erfolgreichen Unternehmen wie Google, Pixar oder Dropbox.

Das Ziel

Author: Eliyahu M. Goldratt
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593423593
Release Date: 2013-03-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Ein Roman über Prozessoptimierung? Geht das? Das geht nicht nur – das liest sich auch spannend von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite. Eliyahu M. Goldratts "Das Ziel" ist die Geschichte des Managers Alex Rogo, der mit ungewöhnlichen und schlagkräftigen neuen Methoden in seinem Unternehmen für Aufsehen sorgt. Der Klassiker unter den Wirtschaftsbüchern, der das Managementdenken weltweit umkrempelt, wurde jetzt erweitert um den wichtigsten Aufsatz des Autors, "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants": Pflichtlektüre für Manager – und fesselnder Lesestoff.

Statistical Roundtables

Author: Christine M. Anderson-Cook
Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 9780873899307
Release Date: 2016-04-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Quality Progress, the flagship journal of ASQ, has been publishing the column “Statistics Roundtable” since 1999. With over 130 contributions from leading authors in applied statistics, the column has been highly successful and widely read. This book collects 90 of the most interesting and useful articles on some key topics. The editors have constructed this book to be a resource for statisticians and practitioners alike – with short, accessible, practical advice in important core areas of statistics from world-renowned experts. This book is intended to be an informative read, with bite-sized columns, as well as a starting point for deeper exploration of key statistical areas. The book contains nine chapters with collections of articles on the following topics: Statistical engineering Data quality and measurement Data collection Key statistical tools Quality control Reliability Multiple response and meta-analysis Applications Communication and training Chapter introductions provide a quick overview of the material contained in the columns of that chapter, as well as complementary articles for that topic that appear elsewhere in the book. Also included at the end of the each chapter introduction is a short list of key references that can provide additional details or examples for material in the topic area.

Improving Performance Through Statistical Thinking

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Publisher: ASQ Quality Press
ISBN: 0873894677
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Presents a clear and practical explanation of statistical thinking without the typical equations and formulas. This book bridges the gap from concept to application by providing step-by-step guidance on how to get started on problems.

New Ecology for Education Communication X Learning

Author: Will W.K. Ma
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789811043468
Release Date: 2017-05-18
Genre: Education

This book gathers the best papers from the HKAECT-AECT 2017 Summer International Research Symposium. Revealing the complex interactions between communication and learning, which are represented by the symbol “X” in the title, it provides a platform for knowledge exchange on the new ecology for education in the digital era. It also equips readers to handle complex issues in both communication and education, and clarifies the difference between practitioners and academics in communication and in education.

Thinking with Data

Author: Priti Shah
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780805854213
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Psychology

The chapters in Thinking With Data are based on presentations given at the 33rd Carnegie Symposium on Cognition. The Symposium was motivated by the confluence of three emerging trends: (1) the increasing need for people to think effectively with data at work, at school, and in everyday life, (2) the expanding technologies available to support people as they think with data, and (3) the growing scientific interest in understanding how people think with data. What is thinking with data? It is the set of cognitive processes used to identify, integrate, and communicate the information present in complex numerical, categorical, and graphical data. This book offers a multidisciplinary presentation of recent research on the topic. Contributors represent a variety of disciplines: cognitive and developmental psychology; math, science, and statistics education; and decision science. The methods applied in various chapters similarly reflect a scientific diversity, including qualitative and quantitative analysis, experimentation and classroom observation, computational modeling, and neuroimaging. Throughout the book, research results are presented in a way that connects with both learning theory and instructional application. The book is organized in three sections: Part I focuses on the concepts of uncertainty and variation and on how people understand these ideas in a variety of contexts. Part II focuses on how people work with data to understand its structure and draw conclusions from data either in terms of formal statistical analyses or informal assessments of evidence. Part III focuses on how people learn from data and how they use data to make decisions in daily and professional life.

Aufkl rung jetzt

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104030685
Release Date: 2018-09-26
Genre: Philosophy

Eine leidenschaftliche Antithese zum üblichen Kulturpessimismus und ein engagierter Widerspruch zu dem weitverbreiteten Gefühl, dass die Moderne dem Untergang geweiht ist. Hass, Populismus und Unvernunft regieren die Welt, Wissenschaftsfeindlichkeit macht sich breit, Wahrheit gibt es nicht mehr: Wer die Schlagzeilen von heute liest, könnte so denken. Doch Bestseller-Autor Steven Pinker zeigt, dass das grundfalsch ist. Er hat die Entwicklung der vergangenen Jahrhunderte gründlich untersucht und beweist in seiner fulminanten Studie, dass unser Leben stetig viel besser geworden ist. Heute leben wir länger, gesünder, sicherer, glücklicher, friedlicher und wohlhabender denn je, und nicht nur in der westlichen Welt. Der Grund: die Aufklärung und ihr Wertesystem. Denn Aufklärung und Wissenschaft bieten nach wie vor die Basis, um mit Vernunft und im Konsens alle Probleme anzugehen. Anstelle von Gerüchten zählen Fakten, anstatt überlieferten Mythen zu glauben baut man auf Diskussion und Argumente. Anschaulich und brillant macht Pinker eines klar: Vernunft, Wissenschaft, Humanismus und Fortschritt sind weiterhin unverzichtbar für unser Wohlergehen. Ohne sie wird die Welt auf keinen Fall zu einem besseren Ort für uns alle. »Mein absolutes Lieblingsbuch aller Zeiten.« Bill Gates

Data Driven Healthcare

Author: Laura B. Madsen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118973899
Release Date: 2014-09-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Healthcare is changing, and data is the catalyst Data is taking over in a powerful way, and it's revolutionizingthe healthcare industry. You have more data available than everbefore, and applying the right analytics can spur growth. Benefitsextend to patients, providers, and board members, and thetechnology can make centralized patient management a reality.Despite the potential for growth, many in the industry andgovernment are questioning the value of data in health care,wondering if it's worth the investment. Data-Driven Healthcare: How Analytics and BI are Transformingthe Industry tackles the issue and proves why BI is not onlyworth it, but necessary for industry advancement. Healthcare BIguru Laura Madsen challenges the notion that data have little valuein healthcare, and shows how BI can ease regulatory reportingpressures and streamline the entire system as it evolves. Madsenillustrates how a data-driven organization is created, and how itcan transform the industry. Learn why BI is a boon to providers Create powerful infographics to communicate data moreeffectively Find out how Big Data has transformed other industries, and howit applies to healthcare Data-Driven Healthcare: How Analytics and BI are Transformingthe Industry provides tables, checklists, and forms that allowyou to take immediate action in implementing BI in yourorganization. You can't afford to be behind the curve. The industryis moving on, with or without you. Data-Driven Healthcare: HowAnalytics and BI are Transforming the Industry is your guide toutilizing data to advance your operation in an industry wheredata-fueled growth will be the new norm.

Das MotivationsManifest

Author: Brendon Burchard
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843714471
Release Date: 2016-09-09
Genre: Self-Help

Jeder Mensch strebt nach persönlicher Freiheit und Glück. Davon ist der international bekannte Motivationsexperte Brendon Burchard überzeugt. Er gibt in seinem Buch anschaulich praktische Anleitungen, wie wir freier und unabhängiger von äußeren Erwartungen und Ängsten werden. Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele zeigt er auf, wo Fallstricke liegen und wie es uns gelingen kann, die Hürden erfolgreich zu nehmen. Begeisterte Stimmen „Ein poetischer und kraftvoller Aufruf zu persönlicher Freiheit. Ich liebe dieses Buch.“ Paulo Coelho „Brendon Burchard ist einer der Top Motivations- und Marketingtrainer der Welt.“ Larry King

Bank Fraud

Author: Revathi Subramanian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118233979
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Learn how advances in technology can help curb bank fraud Fraud prevention specialists are grappling with ever-mountingquantities of data, but in today's volatile commercial environment,paying attention to that data is more important than ever. BankFraud provides a frank discussion of the attitudes, strategies,and—most importantly—the technology that specialistswill need to combat fraud. Fraudulent activity may have increased over the years, but sohas the field of data science and the results that can be achievedby applying the right principles, a necessary tool today forfinancial institutions to protect themselves and their clientele.This resource helps professionals in the financial servicesindustry make the most of data intelligence and uncovers theapplicable methods to strengthening defenses against fraudulentbehavior. This in-depth treatment of the topic begins with a briefhistory of fraud detection in banking and definitions of key terms,then discusses the benefits of technology, data sharing, andanalysis, along with other in-depth information, including: The challenges of fraud detection in a financial servicesenvironment The use of statistics, including effective ways to measurelosses per account and ROI by product/initiative The Ten Commandments for tackling fraud and ways to build aneffective model for fraud management Bank Fraud offers a compelling narrative that ultimatelyurges security and fraud prevention professionals to make the mostof the data they have so painstakingly gathered. Such professionalsshouldn't let their most important intellectualasset—data—go to waste. This book shows you just how toleverage data and the most up-to-date tools, technologies, andmethods to thwart fraud at every turn.

Work Rules

Author: Laszlo Bock
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 9783800650941
Release Date: 2016-02-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Die Arbeitswelt ändert sich. Sind Sie bereit dafür? Warum Sie ausschließlich Leute einstellen sollten, die besser sind als Sie. Was Sie von Ihren besten und schwächsten Mitarbeitern lernen können. Warum Sie den Managern Macht entziehen sollten. Weshalb Sie Entwicklung nicht mit Leistungsmanagement verwechseln dürfen. Warum Sie unfair entlohnen sollten. „Google schreibt an unserer Kulturgeschichte. Work Rules zeigt mit verblüffender Offenheit, wie eines der innovativsten Biotope funktioniert. Auf Basis einer nicht hintergehbaren Mission präsentiert Laszlo Bock ein experimentelles und evidenzbasiertes People Management. Am Ende sehen wir einige unverrückbare Regeln, aber vor allem eine Fülle über die Eigenverantwortung des Einzelnen herausreichenden Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten. Hierauf kann und muss nun jeder selbst aufsetzen.“ Prof. Dr. Jürgen Weibler, Autor des Standardwerkes „Personalführung“ „Wer verbringen die meiste Zeit unseres Lebens am Arbeitsplatz. Es kann deshalb nicht richtig sein, wenn hier unsere Erfahrungen von Demotivation, Unfreundlichkeit und Menschenverachtung geprägt sind“, sagt Laszlo Bock. Damit beschreibt er den Kern seines Buches „Work Rules!“, ein fesselndes Manifest mit dem Potenzial, die Art und Weise, wie wir arbeiten, zu verändern. Google gehört zu den attraktivsten Arbeitgebern weltweit und erhält jährlich etwa zwei Millionen Bewerbungen für wenige Tausend offener Stellen. Was macht Google so attraktiv? Die Personalauswahl ist härter als an den Universitäten Harvard, Yale oder Princeton, und doch zieht das Unternehmen die talentiertesten Menschen an. Warum bekommen einige Mitarbeiter bestimmte Sozialleistungen, andere aber wiederum nicht? Warum verbringt das Unternehmen so viel Zeit mit der Einstellung eines Mitarbeiters? Und stimmt es, dass die Mitarbeiter mit 20 % ihrer Arbeitszeit tun können, was sie wollen? Work Rules! zeigt, wie eine Balance zwischen Kreativität und Struktur in Organisationen hergestellt werden kann, die zu nachweisbarem Erfolg führt – und zwar in der Lebensqualität der Mitarbeiter und den Marktanteilen des Unternehmens. Das Erfolgsgeheimnis von Google im Umgang mit seinen Mitarbeitern lässt sich kopieren – in großen wie in kleinen Organisationen, von einzelnen Mitarbeitern wie von Managern. Nicht in jeder Firma ist es möglich, Vergünstigungen wie kostenlose Mahlzeiten zu gewähren, aber buchstäblich jeder kann nachmachen, was Google ganz besonders auszeichnet. Laszlo Bock leitet das Personalressort bei Google, einschließlich aller Bereiche, die mit der Anwerbung, Entwicklung und Mitarbeiterbindung zu tun haben, von denen es weltweit über 50.000 an mehr als 70 Standorten gibt. Während seiner Zeit bei Google wurde das Unternehmen über 100 Mal zum herausragenden Arbeitgeber erklärt, darunter auch die Auszeichnung als „#1 Best Company to Work for“ in den USA, Argentinien, Australien, Brasilien, Kanada, Frankreich, Indien, Irland, Italien, Japan, Korea, Mexiko, den Niederlanden, Polen, Russland, der Schweiz und Großbritannien. 2010 wurde er vom Magazin Human Resource Executive als „Human Resources Executive of the Year“ ausgezeichnet. 2014 gelangte Laszlo als einziger HR-Executive auf der Liste der „zehn einflussreichsten Menschen im Bereich HR“ des Jahrzehnts.

Leading Six Sigma

Author: Ronald D. Snee
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0130084573
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

Leading Six Sigmais the complete guide to leading quality initiatives in your company. Top Six Sigma consultant Ronald Snee and GE quality leader Roger Hoerl demonstrate how to deploy a Six Sigma plan that reflects your unique organization, and key lessons learned from the world's best implementations. Coverage includes every facet of Six Sigma leadership: strategy, goal setting, metrics, training, roles/responsibilities, processes, reporting, rewards, ongoing review, and much more.

Six Sigma Beyond the Factory Floor

Author: Ronald D. Snee
Publisher: Ft Press
ISBN: 013143988X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

"This book dispels the myth that Six Sigma is limited to the manufacturing process by providing compelling examples of transactional successes combined with a guide to practical deployment." –Paul J. Norris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, W. R. Grace & Co. "Ronald D. Snee and Roger W. Hoerl provide a compelling, fact-based, example-supported argument on the importance of improvement of nonmanufacturing processes within a manufacturing company. This valuable book completes the authors' "trilogy" of books on improving business performance via statistical thinking and Six Sigma, and is a welcome addition to the library of any individual or company engaged in this pursuit of excellence." –Dr. Steven P. Bailey, principal consultant and Master Black Belt, DuPont Engineering, Past President American Society for Quality "As interest in Six Sigma continues to flourish, this book will be of interest to newcomers and veterans alike. Snee and Hoerl address the case for Six Sigma, ensuring successful deployment and project success through a detailed yet easily understood style. Their use of case studies rounds out their assertion that Six Sigma can and should be used to improve performance in all types of businesses, from finance to health care." –Jean Cherry, Executive Vice-President, Commonwealth Health Corporation The first comprehensive, step-by-step Six Sigma implementation guide for nonmanufacturing organizations For finance, health care, retail, logistics/supply chains, R&D, education, nonprofits... every nonmanufacturing organization and function Expert deployment planning strategies, proven execution tactics Statistical methods, tools, and best practices–customized for nonmanufacturing organizations Something for every Six Sigma implementer–from beginners to leaders, champions, green belts, black belts, and master black belts Coauthored by Roger W. Hoerl, a leader in implementing Six Sigma at GE, including in corporate finance Nonmanufacturing organizations are rapidly discovering Six Sigma's immense potential to reduce costs, improve performance, grow revenue, strengthen focus, and empower people. To achieve these results in your organization, start right here. Drawing on new case studies, renowned practitioners Ron Snee and Roger Hoerl cover up-front planning and strategy... team building and executive sponsorship... project execution... methods, statistical tools, and metrics... overcoming obstacles... and much more. Their advice and best practices can guide you through any stage of the process, whether you're just starting out or extending an existing initiative. With their help, scores of world-class enterprises have delivered on the promise of Six Sigma. With this book, you can, too. Dr. Ronald D. Snee is principal in Tunnell Consulting's Performance Excellence Practice, which offers Six Sigma consulting, training, facilitation, and implementation, in addition to other process improvement approaches. Dr. Snee is a winner of the American Society for Quality's highest honor, the Shewhart Medal, and has served as a member of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Criteria Team. He designed DuPont's first company-wide continuous improvement curriculum. Dr. Roger W. Hoerl is a long-time leader of GE's renowned Six Sigma initiative. As manager of GE's Applied Statistics Lab, he partners on R&D with GE businesses ranging from NBC and GE Capital to GE Aircraft Engines. He has implemented Six Sigma in a wide range of GE processes, ranging from corporate audit to delinquent credit card tracking. He recently won the American Society of Quality's 2002 Brumbaugh Award. Snee and Hoerl are coauthors ofLeading Six Sigma(Financial Times-Prentice Hall, 2003), the best-selling executive's guide to Six Sigma. They also cowroteStatistical Thinking: Improving Business Performance(Duxbury Thomson Learning, 2002), an innovative guide to the strategic use of data and statistics in solving business problems. There are dozens of books on implementing Six Sigma in manufacturing. But what if you're in finance? Or health care? Or e-commerce? Or supply chain management? Or R&D? Or the nonprofit sector? This book focuses on your needs: Six Sigma Beyond the Factory Floor, the start-to-finish Six Sigma guide for the rest of the real economy. Ronald D. Snee and Roger W. Hoerl cover every level of Six Sigma implementation in nonmanufacturing environments: deployment planning and strategy, project execution, methods, statistical tools, and more. Throughout, they illuminate key concepts with case studies from a wide range of businesses and functions. Drawing on their unsurpassed consulting experience, they systematically identify hurdles to success–and best practices for overcoming them. Whatever your Six Sigma goals, this book will help you achieve them faster–with less pain, cost, or risk. Using a proven Six Sigma deployment roadmap for nonmanufacturing organizations Planning strategies, execution tactics, customized methods and tools Leveraging the immense value of Six Sigma in your environment Realistically assessing the benefits of Six Sigma in nonmanufacturing organizations Driving ongoing success: lessons from real-world case studies Best practices for driving project-by-project improvement Aligning the entire organization behind Six Sigma From leadership commitment to team building–and beyond