Sensitivity Analysis Template: A comprehensive guide for analyzing business scenarios, helping to identify significant variables and robustness. Ensures detailed reporting.
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Define the Objective of the Sensitivity Analysis
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Identify the Variables
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Define the Range of Each Variable
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Determine the Method for Sensitivity Analysis
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Gather the Relevant Data
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Create a Model for Sensitivity Analysis
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Input the Data into the Model
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Calculate the Sensitivity Coefficients
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Analyze the Initial Results
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Approval: Analyst for Initial Results
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Decide Significant Variables
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Test the Robustness of the Model with Different Scenarios
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Analyze the Final Results
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Prepare a Sensitivity Analysis Report
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Approval: Manager for Final Report
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Present the Findings to the Relevant Parties
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Document the Process and Findings for Future Reference
Define the Objective of the Sensitivity Analysis
This task aims to clearly define the objective of conducting a sensitivity analysis. It sets the direction and purpose for the analysis. The desired result is a well-defined objective that guides the entire process. What is the specific goal of the sensitivity analysis? Are there any specific challenges that need to be addressed? What resources or tools are required to achieve the objective?
Identify the Variables
This task involves identifying the variables that will be considered in the sensitivity analysis. The variables are the factors that may have an impact on the outcome or results of the analysis. The desired result is a list of all the relevant variables. What are the variables that need to be included? Are there any specific considerations or criteria for selecting the variables?
Define the Range of Each Variable
In this task, the range of each variable identified in the previous task is defined. The range represents the values or values that each variable can take during the sensitivity analysis. The desired result is a clear definition of the range for each variable. What are the minimum and maximum values for each variable? Are there any specific considerations or constraints for defining the range?
Determine the Method for Sensitivity Analysis
This task involves determining the method or approach that will be used for the sensitivity analysis. The method defines how the analysis will be conducted and the calculations that will be performed. The desired result is a clear and defined method for the analysis. What method will be used? Are there any specific considerations or criteria for selecting the method?
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What-If Analysis
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Tornado Diagram
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Monte Carlo Simulation
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Spider Chart
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Sensitivity Matrix
Gather the Relevant Data
This task involves gathering the relevant data that will be used in the sensitivity analysis. The data should include information about the variables, their values, and any other relevant information. The desired result is a complete and accurate dataset for the analysis. What data is needed for the analysis? Where can the data be obtained? Are there any specific considerations or challenges in gathering the data?
Create a Model for Sensitivity Analysis
This task involves creating a model or framework for conducting the sensitivity analysis. The model should include the variables, their ranges, and any other relevant information. The desired result is a comprehensive and accurate model for the analysis. What are the key components of the model? What variables and ranges need to be included? Are there any specific considerations or constraints for creating the model?
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Variables
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Ranges
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Calculations
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Assumptions
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Results
Input the Data into the Model
In this task, the gathered data is inputted into the created model for the sensitivity analysis. The data should be accurately and completely entered into the model. The desired result is a model that contains all the necessary data for the analysis. What data needs to be inputted into the model? Are there any specific considerations or challenges in entering the data? What tools or software will be used to input the data?
Calculate the Sensitivity Coefficients
This task involves calculating the sensitivity coefficients based on the entered data and the defined model. The coefficients represent the degree of sensitivity of the outcome to each variable. The desired result is a set of sensitivity coefficients for each variable. What calculations or formulas will be used to calculate the coefficients? Are there any specific considerations or constraints in the calculation process?
Analyze the Initial Results
This task involves analyzing the initial results obtained from the sensitivity analysis. The results provide insights into the sensitivity of the outcome to each variable. The desired result is a clear understanding of the initial impact of each variable on the outcome. How will the initial results be analyzed? What metrics or measures will be used? Are there any specific considerations or criteria for analyzing the results?
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Decide Significant Variables
In this task, the significant variables that have the most significant impact on the outcome are decided. The significant variables are those that have a noticeable influence on the outcome based on the analysis. The desired result is a list of significant variables. How will the significance of each variable be determined? What criteria or thresholds will be used? Are there any specific considerations or challenges in deciding the significant variables?
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Variable Name
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Variable Impact
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Criteria for Significance
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Thresholds
Test the Robustness of the Model with Different Scenarios
This task involves testing the robustness of the model by simulating different scenarios or variations of the variables. The aim is to assess how the model and its results hold up under various conditions. The desired result is a comprehensive assessment of the model's robustness. What scenarios or variations of the variables will be tested? What metrics or measures will be used to assess the model's performance? Are there any specific considerations or challenges in testing the model?
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Best Case
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Worst Case
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Base Case
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Random Variation
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Extreme Variation
Analyze the Final Results
In this task, the final results obtained from the sensitivity analysis are analyzed. The analysis provides insights, conclusions, and recommendations based on the results. The desired result is a clear understanding of the overall impact and implications of the sensitivity analysis. How will the final results be analyzed? What conclusions or recommendations can be drawn? Are there any specific considerations or criteria for analyzing the results?
Prepare a Sensitivity Analysis Report
This task involves preparing a report summarizing the sensitivity analysis process, findings, and results. The report should be clear, concise, and informative. The desired result is a well-prepared report that effectively communicates the key aspects of the sensitivity analysis. What information should be included in the report? Are there any specific guidelines or templates for the report? What tools or software will be used to create the report?
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Present the Findings to the Relevant Parties
In this task, the findings of the sensitivity analysis are presented to the relevant parties or stakeholders. The presentation should effectively communicate the key aspects, insights, and implications of the analysis. The desired result is a well-presented and engaging presentation. Who are the relevant parties or stakeholders? What format or medium will be used for the presentation? Are there any specific considerations or guidelines for the presentation?
Document the Process and Findings for Future Reference
This task involves documenting the process and findings of the sensitivity analysis for future reference. The documentation should capture the key steps, decisions, and results of the analysis. The desired result is a comprehensive and easily accessible documentation. What information should be included in the documentation? What format or medium will be used for the documentation? Are there any specific considerations or guidelines for the documentation?