Before You Start
Okay, so you might have collected a lot of data on a new product or a new task strategy. This might be from a beta test or from a survey. What do you do with it though? Collecting data is just one of the steps in the entire process. Analyzing the data, and making a sound decision is definitely the difficult part. After all, a poor decision could cost you, literally.
Even if you’re raking in the huge profits, you still don’t want to lose any money, and if you have a problem with a product or task strategy, then you want it solved as quickly as possible. If something is costing you money, then you want to deal with it even sooner than if you were just in the development stages of something new. Speed can certainly be your enemy in either situation though, as a rushed decision based on a poor analysis can leave your business reeling. So let’s go through the steps required to make a good and informed decision.