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Information Discovery, Analysis, &amp; Interpretation. Lecture 7 Tues 24 Feb 2009. Plan. Pareto Chart PIM. Pareto Analysis. Vilfredo Pareto C19 Italian Economist Investigated distribution of wealth Discovered 80/20 ‘rule’ Pareto Chart Chart based on 80/20 principle*

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### Information Discovery, Analysis, & Interpretation

Lecture 7

Tues 24 Feb 2009

Plan
• Pareto Chart
• PIM
Pareto Analysis

Vilfredo Pareto

• C19 Italian Economist
• Investigated distribution of wealth
• Discovered 80/20 ‘rule’

Pareto Chart

• Chart based on 80/20 principle*
• Heuristic i.e. rule of thumb
• Prioritisation tool
• Separate important few from the ‘trivial many’

*Sometimes 70/30

Problems with Car X in Jan 2009

Which problems should we focus on?

Pareto Chart

80/20

0r

70/30?

Pareto Chart in Excel
• Formulas
• Autofill
• Sum function
• Data sorting
• Custom Type Charts
• Edit Chart: Text Orientation, Scale
Which to act on?
• What are pro’s and con’s of this?

Pareto voting

• Vote for top 3 problems
• Create Pareto Chart
• Separate vital few from trivial many
• What are pro’s and con’s?
PIM

What PIM problems do you have?

• Think about work projects, college assignments, personal projects
• What PIM tools do you use?
• If you were feeling adventurous, what PIM tools could you use?
• Would you use a wiki?
• Plan PIM strategy for assignment 3. What information will you need to manage? How will you manage it?
Time permitting…

Remember EVERYTHING!

www.evernote.com

Could evernote be a useful PIM tool?

HOMEWORK if time doesn’t permit

Homework
• MyInfo
• ConnectedText
• EasyNoter
• CUEcards
• Onfolio
• Paperport
• myInfoSafe
• OneNote
• Debrief
• Ultra Recall
• myBase
• Zoot
• The Guide
• The Journal
• Quosa
• NotaBene
• KnowledgeWorkshop
• WhizFolders
• Action Outline
• BrainStorm
• GoBinder