The Discouraging But Enticing Scenario of Clinical Trials

One of the most expensive passages in the long road that a new drug must take to reach the marketplace is the series of mandatory clinical trials.  This past summer a "life-sciences advisory company,"  Value of Insight Consulting, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, provided a close look at the factors that make clinical trials so […]

Have confidence in your analysis!

Confidence intervals are the most valuable statistical tools available to decision makers, and according a recent Six Sigma IQ article written by Dr. Andrew Sleeper of Successful Statistics, they are not being used as frequently as they should. Sleeper’s article  Have Confidence in Your Statistical Analysis!: Learning How to Use Confidence Intervals does an excellent […]

The Analysis of Breathtaking Risk

With the frequent press reports of the probability of an epidemic of the so-called Swine Flu (the H1N1 virus) , I’ve been surprised that there has been so little published about how the well-publicized predictions are made.   Last month, however, specialists from University of California, Davis, the Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center, and a private […]

Dr. Hans Rosling’s “Let my dataset change your mindset”

For Friday, here’s some inspiration for great presentations of datasets. In his address to the U.S. Department of State, Dr. Hans Rosling of Sweden’s Karolinska Institute lets his dataset paint a picture, making a strong argument to dispel outdated notions about the Developing vs. Developed world. Years of data gathering, experiments, and statistical analysis are […]

Simulating the U.S. Economy: Where will we be in 100 years?

William Strauss is the President and founder of FutureMetrics. He brings more than thirty years of strategic planning, project management, data analysis, and modeling experience into the company’s stock of knowledge capital. Bill’s professional history includes executive positions as director, president, and senior vice president, as well as positions as senior analyst and field coordinator. […]

October 2009 – Worldwide Training Schedule

Palisade Training services show you how to apply @RISK and the DecisionTools Suite to real-life problems, maximizing your software investment. All seminars include free step-by-step books and multimedia training CDs that include dozens of example models. Europe 13-14 Oct 2009, Oslo: Decision-Making and Uncertainty Analysis using @RISK: Two Days North America      6-7 October 2009, […]

Bausch & Lomb’s Global Director of DFSS Gets Our Focus

As part of Palisade’s membership in the ISSSP, we get to participate in what are called Focused Sessions. For these webcast-like sessions, we are sponsors and exert no editorial control over their content . . . but we decide who the speaker is. So we’ve decided to put the attendees in good hands! Jeff Slutsky, […]

Consulting With Impact, Webcast with StatTools

Ed Biernat’s Consulting With Impact recently used Palisade’s StatTools in a two-week training session for Six Sigma Green Belt candidates as part of their certification.  Ed said the response from the candidates was very positive, so he decided the software tool would be a good addition to all his Green Belt training. Also, he thought […]