A New Approach to Measuring Performance Over Time
How Are You Doing? is a “book” that describes in detail why and how seasonally adjusting your data will lead to a much better understanding of performance over time, for almost any given metric. I describe it as a “book” — in quotes — as it comes in the form of a PowerPoint presentation.
For managers and executives, this overview describes the hazards of typical reporting that relies on comparison with Plan or year-over-year to inform you how you’re doing. It also quickly describes how seasonally-adjusting your data works, and how it can give you much greater understanding about how you’ve done in the past, where you’re at today, and where you’re heading in future.
Includes all book text without the imagery.
This book refers to the following Excel files that you can download.
- Daily Trend Model
- DOM Factors
- Holidays — 3rd Friday
- Holidays — Fixed Date
- Holidays — Fixed Day
- Normalizing Data Template
- NYSE Daily Data
- Trend Model
- Trend Model — Initial
- Tend Model — Wisconsin Home Sales
- XYZ Model