You know that you can do so many things in Excel. Well, add creating a Six Sigma run chart to your list. It's simple to do and saves you a lot of time. Learn how to create one today!
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Overview of a Run Chart
A run chart is a form of control chart. It is considered the simplest form of a control chart because it only shows the elementary measurements of data tracked over a period of time. A control chart tracks variation over time. A process is considered "out of control" if the process has changed over time.
With a run chart, you can use a center line to create your mean or median. You won't, however, have any control limits. You can use the run chart to group samples together and run statistical tests. If you have simple patterns that you are trying to compare, you can easily see if your process is out of control by simply looking at the chart.
A run chart allows you to plot your data over time. Your X axis shows your time measurements, and your Y axis shows what is being measures.