It's tempting to have software automate the signals in our KPI XmR charts, but before you do, be aware of these risks and recommendations. (more…)
The most useful way to see true signals of change in your KPI is to use an XmR chart. Here are five easy steps to build an XmR chart for your KPI. (more…)
XmR charts are more complex than line charts for KPIs, and until people understand their true value, they won't bother. This is how to explain the value of XmR charts. (more…)<...
CASE STUDY: 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid With Your XmR Charts (Part 1)September 10, 2013 by Stacey Barr | Leave a Comment
Some legacy habits with how we analyse our data often sneak surreptitiously into our XmR charts, and these habits make our XmR charts incapable of highlighting the real signals in our performance measures.
CASE STUDY: 3 Common Mistakes To Avoid With Your XmR Charts (Part 3)September 24, 2013 by Stacey Barr | Leave a Comment
Following on from Parts 1 and 2, another of the legacy habits that can sneak surreptitiously into our XmR charts and make them incapable of highlighting the real signals in our performance measures, is relying too much on our eyes and not enough on the rules for detecting signals.
CASE STUDY: 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid With Your XmR Charts (Part 2)September 17, 2013 by Stacey Barr | Leave a Comment
This is a case study about the Area Agency on Aging at the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) use of XmR charts. It's by Kirsti Klaverkamp and Jerry Stigall, of Denver, Colorado. (more&h...
What’s the Point of Using XmR Charts For Lag Measures?March 23, 2021 by Stacey Barr | Leave a Comment
We can't directly change the performance of a lag measure or indicator. So is there any point looking at their signals, or should we just focus on lead measures? (more…...
INTERVIEW: Donald Wheeler, on Interpreting Signals From Our KPIsJanuary 28, 2016 by Stacey Barr | Leave a Comment
My interview with Donald Wheeler is a very practical exploration of how we can better interpret signals from our performance measures and KPI's. (more&hel...
For KPIs with an underlying trend, regression lines and Excel-computed trend lines are very poor at signal detection - instead use the trending XmR chart. (more…)
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