Fact Based Improvements

2 days: Introduction to fact based improvements based on applied statistics and basic quality tools


Every day, we make decisions based on data. This may involve divergence, financial monitoring, metrics such as QLE or KPI, samples, lab results or other information. Do we have the tools and knowledge to be able to interpret the data and draw the right conclusions?

”Can I interpret the information!”

We will go through the basic statistics, introduce a statistical software Minitab and various quality tools as histograms, Box Plots, Time Series, Pareto etc.

By using these graphs, we learn to interpret and draw conclusions from what the information shows. Focus on day one is how to practically visualize raw data and interpret it. During day 2 we proceed with analyzing data in order to draw further conclusions.


Ability to interpret data and make decisions based on facts

Target audience

People and companies that want to work with improvements in a systematic way based on facts


No prerequisites but an advantage if you have taken the course “Introduction to DMAIC and Lean Six Sigma” or have acquired this knowledge in other ways.


You need to bring a PC and have Minitab installed.
Note: You can download a free 30-day trial version of Minitab 16

Training layout

Time: 08:30 – 17:00 Lunch 12:00-13:00
Minimum 4 and maximum 15 participants.
There will be a blend of theory, practical exercises and case studies during the day

Key topics during training

Normal distribution, Population, Sample, Centering, Distribution, Hypothesis Testing, Chi-2 test, T-test, ANOVA, Correlation, Regression, Residual Analysis

Contents: Day 1

08:30- 17:00
Basic Statistics
Introduction to Minitab
Graphs that display data:
, • Distribution
• Over time
• Relationships
Practical Exercises
Discussions and Reflections

Contents: Day 2

 08:30- 12:00
Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
Chi-2 test

Fee and Training material – Two days Fact based improvements

Fee: 9 600 SEK. All prices are excluding VAT. The fee includes training, course material (PDF file), refreshments and lunch. Travel and accommodations are not included.
Laptop should be brought. We will use Minitab software during training. If you do not already have the software available please download Minitab 16 software Free Trial before training start.

More information

For more information, please contact Håkan Wallin, hwallin@sbtimail.com.