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Metrics, Charts and Reports

That look pretty, promise much, but are pretty worthless - AND how to fix them

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Learn to Recognise Data Quackery

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Management by Little Red Circles
Comparisons using Management Reports
Pareto Charts not Data Quackery
Red Amber Green (RAG) Status
 
Ratios (one number divided by another)
Histograms and Bell Shaped Curves
Percentages
Charts with Single Points
 
Bar Charts
Trend Lines on Charts
Scatter Charts (Cause and Effect)
Rolling Averages
 
Run Charts
Traget Lineson Charts
Pie Charts
Radar or Spider Charts
 
Too Much Information on One Chart
Technicolour Charts
Metrics Wallpaper
Process Behaviour Charts