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  1. Purpose 
    This assignment illustrates how data analytics can be used to create strategies for sustainable organizational success while integrating the organization’s mission with societal values. You’ll apply statistical time series modeling techniques to identify patterns and develop time-dependent demand models. You’ll practice organizing and delivering a presentation to senior decision-makers. The PowerPoint presentation includes an audio component in addition to speaker notes.  

    Resource: Microsoft Excel®, DAT565_v3_Wk6_Data_File

    Scenario: A city’s administration isn’t driven by the goal of maximizing revenues or profits but instead looks at improving the quality of life of its residents. Many American cities are confronted with high traffic and congestion. Finding parking spaces, whether in the street or a parking lot, can be time-consuming and contribute to congestion. Some cities have rolled out data-driven parking space management to reduce congestion and make traffic more fluid. 

    You’re a data analyst working for a mid-size city that has anticipated significant increments in population and car traffic. The city is evaluating whether it makes sense to invest in infrastructure to count and report the number of parking spaces available at the different parking lots downtown. This data would be collected and processed in real-time, feeding an app that motorists can access to find parking space availability in different parking lots throughout the city. 

    Instructions: Work with the provided Excel database. This database has the following columns:

    • LotCode: A unique code that identifies the parking lot
    • LotCapacity: A number with the respective parking lot capacity
    • LotOccupancy: A number with the current number of cars in the parking lot
    • TimeStamp: A day/time combination indicating the moment when occupancy was measured
    • Day: The day of the week corresponding to the TimeStamp
    • Insert a new column, OccupancyRate, recording occupancy rate as a percentage with one decimal. For instance, if the current LotOccupancy is 61 and LotCapacity is 577, then the OccupancyRate would be reported as 10.6 (or 10.6%).
    • Using the OccupancyRate and Day columns, construct box plots for each day of the week. You can use Insert > Insert Statistic Chart >Box and Whisker for this purpose. Is the median occupancy rate approximately the same throughout the week? If not, which days have lower median occupancy rates? Which days have higher median occupancy rates? Is this what you expected?
    • Using the OccupancyRate and LotCode columns, construct box plots for each parking lot. You can use Insert > Insert Statistic Chart >Box and Whisker for this purpose. Do all parking lots experience approximately equal occupancy rates? Are some parking lots more frequented than others? Is this what you expected?
    • Select any 2 parking lots. For each one, prepare a scatter plot showing the occupancy rate against TimeStamp for the week 11/20/2016 –11/26/2016. Are occupancy rates time-dependent? If so, which times seem to experience the highest occupancy rates? Is this what you expected?
    • Presentation: 
      Create a 10- to 12-slide presentation with speaker notes and audio. Your audience is the City Council members who are responsible for deciding whether the city invests in resources to set in motion the smart parking space app. 

      Complete the following in your presentation: 

    • Outline the rationale and goals of the project. 
    • Utilize boxplots showing the occupancy rates for each day of the week. Include your interpretation of the results.
    • Utilize box plots showing the occupancy rates for each parking lot. Include your interpretation of the results.
    • Provide scatter plots showing occupancy rate against the time of day of your selected four parking lots. Include your interpretation of the results. 
    • Make a recommendation about continuing with the implementation of this project. 

Smart Parking Space App Presentation

DAT/565 v3

Data for Time Series Modeling Exercise Questions Requiring MegaStat

DAT/565 v3

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Data for Time Series Modeling Exercise Questions Requiring MegaStat

Use the following data for Wk 6 time series modeling exercise questions that require MegaStat.

Time Series Modeling Exercise 14-30, Connect Question 7

See output and graph MegaStat:

Qtr1 Index

Qtr2 Index

Qtr3 Index

Qtr4 Index

0.800

0.979

0.901

1.320

Time Series Modeling Exercise 14-32, Connect Question 8

Columns 2-4 contain calculation of seasonal indexes. From MegaStat:

1

2

3

4

1005

1.045

0.957

1006

0.890

1.084

1.053

0.927

1007

0.910

1.099

1.043

0.952

1008

0.928

1.129

1.054

0.909

1009

0.932

1.074

1.032

0.952

1010

0.942

1.032

mean

0.920

1.083

1.045

0.940

adjusted

0.923

1.087

1.048

0.942

Time Series Modeling Exercise 14-7, Connect Question 16

From MegaStat:

Error

a = .10

a = .20

a = .30

Mean Squared Error

0.039

0.028

0.021

Mean Absolute Percent Error

3.8%

3.1%

2.7%

Percent Positive Errors

42.3%

46.2%

51.9%

Forecast for Period 53

4.3

4.37

4.43

Data courtesy of McGraw-Hill Education

Copyright 2021 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved.

Smart Parking Space App Presentation

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Lot01 863 179 11/20/16 8:27 Sunday
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Smart Parking Space App Presentation

Purpose  

This assignment illustrates how data analytics can be used to create strategies for sustainable organizational success while integrating the organization’s mission with societal values. You’ll apply statistical time series modeling techniques to identify patterns and develop time-dependent demand models. You’ll practice organizing and delivering a presentation to senior decision-makers. The PowerPoint presentation includes an audio component in addition to speaker notes.  

Resource: Microsoft Excel®, DAT565_v3_Wk6_Data_File

Scenario: A city’s administration isn’t driven by the goal of maximizing revenues or profits but instead looks at improving the quality of life of its residents. Many American cities are confronted with high traffic and congestion. Finding parking spaces, whether in the street or a parking lot, can be time-consuming and contribute to congestion. Some cities have rolled out data-driven parking space management to reduce congestion and make traffic more fluid. 

You’re a data analyst working for a mid-size city that has anticipated significant increments in population and car traffic. The city is evaluating whether it makes sense to invest in infrastructure to count and report the number of parking spaces available at the different parking lots downtown. This data would be collected and processed in real-time, feeding an app that motorists can access to find parking space availability in different parking lots throughout the city. 

Instructions: Work with the provided Excel database. This database has the following columns:

  • LotCode: A unique code that identifies the parking lot
  • LotCapacity: A number with the respective parking lot capacity
  • LotOccupancy: A number with the current number of cars in the parking lot
  • TimeStamp: A day/time combination indicating the moment when occupancy was measured
  • Day: The day of the week corresponding to the TimeStamp
  • Insert a new column, OccupancyRate, recording occupancy rate as a percentage with one decimal. For instance, if the current LotOccupancy is 61 and LotCapacity is 577, then the OccupancyRate would be reported as 10.6 (or 10.6%).
  • Using the OccupancyRate and Day columns, construct box plots for each day of the week. You can use Insert > Insert Statistic Chart >Box and Whisker for this purpose. Is the median occupancy rate approximately the same throughout the week? If not, which days have lower median occupancy rates? Which days have higher median occupancy rates? Is this what you expected?
  • Using the OccupancyRate and LotCode columns, construct box plots for each parking lot. You can use Insert > Insert Statistic Chart >Box and Whisker for this purpose. Do all parking lots experience approximately equal occupancy rates? Are some parking lots more frequented than others? Is this what you expected?
  • Select any 2 parking lots. For each one, prepare a scatter plot showing the occupancy rate against TimeStamp for the week 11/20/2016 –11/26/2016. Are occupancy rates time-dependent? If so, which times seem to experience the highest occupancy rates? Is this what you expected?

Presentation: 

Create a 10- to 12-slide presentation with speaker notes and audio. Your audience is the City Council members who are responsible for deciding whether the city invests in resources to set in motion the smart parking space app. 

Complete the following in your presentation: 

  • Outline the rationale and goals of the project. 
  • Utilize boxplots showing the occupancy rates for each day of the week. Include your interpretation of the results.
  • Utilize box plots showing the occupancy rates for each parking lot. Include your interpretation of the results.
  • Provide scatter plots showing occupancy rate against the time of day of your selected four parking lots. Include your interpretation of the results. 
  • Make a recommendation about continuing with the implementation of this project. 

Submit your assignment.

Smart Parking Space App Presentation

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Smart Parking Space App Presentation

 

Purpose  

This assignment illustrates how data analytics can be used to create strategies for sustainable organizational success while integrating the organization’s mission with societal values. You’ll apply statistical time series modeling techniques to identify patterns and develop time-dependent demand models. You’ll practice organizing and delivering a presentation to senior decision-makers. The PowerPoint presentation includes an audio component in addition to speaker notes.  

Resource: Microsoft Excel®, DAT565_v3_Wk6_Data_File

Scenario: A city’s administration isn’t driven by the goal of maximizing revenues or profits but instead looks at improving the quality of life of its residents. Many American cities are confronted with high traffic and congestion. Finding parking spaces, whether in the street or a parking lot, can be time-consuming and contribute to congestion. Some cities have rolled out data-driven parking space management to reduce congestion and make traffic more fluid. 

You’re a data analyst working for a mid-size city that has anticipated significant increments in population and car traffic. The city is evaluating whether it makes sense to invest in infrastructure to count and report the number of parking spaces available at the different parking lots downtown. This data would be collected and processed in real-time, feeding an app that motorists can access to find parking space availability in different parking lots throughout the city. 

Instructions: Work with the provided Excel database. This database has the following columns:

  • LotCode: A unique code that identifies the parking lot
  • LotCapacity: A number with the respective parking lot capacity
  • LotOccupancy: A number with the current number of cars in the parking lot
  • TimeStamp: A day/time combination indicating the moment when occupancy was measured
  • Day: The day of the week corresponding to the TimeStamp
  • Insert a new column, OccupancyRate, recording occupancy rate as a percentage with one decimal. For instance, if the current LotOccupancy is 61 and LotCapacity is 577, then the OccupancyRate would be reported as 10.6 (or 10.6%).
  • Using the OccupancyRate and Day columns, construct box plots for each day of the week. You can use Insert > Insert Statistic Chart >Box and Whisker for this purpose. Is the median occupancy rate approximately the same throughout the week? If not, which days have lower median occupancy rates? Which days have higher median occupancy rates? Is this what you expected?
  • Using the OccupancyRate and LotCode columns, construct box plots for each parking lot. You can use Insert > Insert Statistic Chart >Box and Whisker for this purpose. Do all parking lots experience approximately equal occupancy rates? Are some parking lots more frequented than others? Is this what you expected?
  • Select any 2 parking lots. For each one, prepare a scatter plot showing the occupancy rate against TimeStamp for the week 11/20/2016 –11/26/2016. Are occupancy rates time-dependent? If so, which times seem to experience the highest occupancy rates? Is this what you expected?

Presentation: 

Create a 10- to 12-slide presentation with speaker notes and audio. Your audience is the City Council members who are responsible for deciding whether the city invests in resources to set in motion the smart parking space app. 

Complete the following in your presentation: 

  • Outline the rationale and goals of the project. 
  • Utilize boxplots showing the occupancy rates for each day of the week. Include your interpretation of the results.
  • Utilize box plots showing the occupancy rates for each parking lot. Include your interpretation of the results.
  • Provide scatter plots showing occupancy rate against the time of day of your selected four parking lots. Include your interpretation of the results. 
  • Make a recommendation about continuing with the implementation of this project.