Application of Data Driven Decision Making
VPT Task # 2
Western Governor’s University
A. SUMMARY OF SITUATION:
The real-world business situation to be answered is whether or not there is an increase in number of surgical cases over time. Does the total number of surgical cases per month increase over the course of the year? Data points in the test include monthly surgical cases scheduled from January 2014 to April 2016. Obtaining and analyzing the data will assist in validating or nullifying assumptions regarding the increase in demand. The outcomes from the test are based quantified and validated data. It is an important tool that management can use in making sound decisions such as revamping its staffing model and structure.
B1. SUMMARY OF DATA:
Data was obtained by running a report that tabulated the number of surgical cases each month from January 2014 to April 2016. Those totaled 28 months. The monthly surgical case is the dependent variable on plotted on the y-axis. The independent variable is months of the year plotted on the x-axis. The table below list month & year and total number of surgery cases per month that were analyzed.
Month & Year
Number of surgery cases
B2. GRAPHICAL DISPLAY:
B3. ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF THE DATA GATHERING METHODOLOGY:
The method used for data gathering in this paper is historical analysis. These are data that have been collected and archived by the institution. “Historical analysis is a method of discovering what has happened using records and accounts”1. When using historical...