DeltaMaster clicks! 02/2015

Comparing positive and negative variances in the same report

Greetings, fellow data analysts! A general rule of writing says that the most important message belongs at the top, for example, in the heading or at the beginning of an explana­tion. That’s how we learned it, and that’s how we do it – in writing as well as reporting. When you analyze customers, products, materials, etc., you probably also sort them by a measure so that the most relevant objects appear at the top of the table. Yet in the Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 05/2006

Analyzing Deviations with the Stairs Analysis

Dear data analysts, the inventiveness of the people of Middle Franconia went down in the history of the German language as the “Nuremberg wit”. A wit was once understood as expertise, sophistication, and smartness. Today, this meaning can be felt only in a few phrases. One of them: the staircase wit. It does not stand for a humoristic story told on a staircase, but rather: a quick-witted response that didn’t occur until after the event; a well-put comment that would Read More …