Are you a business analyst, a management accountant or a dashboard designer and feel that your work is not duly appreciated? We show you how using a consistent notation ensures your reports are actually read and understood, reducing wrong decisions by 61% and speeding up comprehension by 46%

Get to know the why and what of the consistent IBCS report notation and learn how to apply it to your charts and tables. We also touch briefly on what it takes to establish a standard notation in your organization. To the benefit of managers, analysts, dashboard designers and last but not least – yourself and your career.

How the content is conveyed

The course consists of 5 sections with about 30 digestible lessons in total. Every lesson lasts between 5 and 10 minutes. Most of them are interactive videos, i.e. videos interrupted by breaks, polls, quizzes and exercises. You also get a workbook which you can fill to perform the exercises. After finishing a section you can check your learning progress with the help of a test.

Course curriculum

  Welcome to our course "Solid, outlined, hatched"
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  The "why": Understand the way we visually perceive reports
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  The "what": Make your reports look similar with IBCS notation
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  The "how": Apply the IBCS notation to charts, tables, and entire reports
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  How to start introducing IBCS notation in your company
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J├╝rgen Faisst

Hi, my name is Jürgen Faisst and I'm your instructor

My mission is to enhance your reports and dashboards by applying consistent design standards.

They say I'm a well-versed notation expert, appreciated instructor and experienced manager. And I'm a passionate musician writing arrangements. I also frequently serve as a key-note speaker at international conferences with topics such as "What business management can learn from musicians".

Together with my partner Rolf Hichert I've been writing Solid, outlined, hatched – How visual consistency helps better understand reports, presentations and dashboards, the book this course is based upon.

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1 student gets access for 12 months

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10 students get access for 12 months (31% off)

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The person placing the order receives immediate access plus a coupon code for 9 additional students.

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Groups of more than 10 students can get an individual offer. Please send us a request detailing the desired number of students.

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Get the book: Solid, outlined, hatched

The book for the course describes in detail, how visual consistency helps better understand reports.

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Get the template for a notation manual

Template (PDF or editable PPT) for a company specific notation manual for creating IBCS compliant charts and tables.

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