Joint AGA Meeting – GAO
Crystal Ball for Analyzing Uncertainties
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
8:00 am Breakfast Meeting
Location: HQ-2 VSP HQ, 3188 Zinfandel Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
“Do you have to complete data analysis, forecasting, or predicting outcomes as part of your job?”
Dr. Ming Chen, Assistant Director International Affairs and Trade Team, GAO, Ph.D. who has completed numerous recommendations to executive branch agencies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government programs and policies will give a presentation on an analysis tool called “Crystal Ball”.
Crystal Ball is a spreadsheet-based application for modeling, forecasting, simulation, and optimization. It helps incorporate uncertainties in your analysis. It has been used by government agencies in social security projection, insular areas trust fund outlook, and capital project cost analysis.
Participants will have a better understanding of crystal ball and completing analysis for uncertainties.
Who should attend: The session will be directed to all internal auditors (basic/intermediate/advanced).
Presenter: Dr. Ming Chen, Assistant Director International Affairs and Trade Team, GAO, Ph.D.
Dr. Ming Chen, Ph.D. is an assistant director with the International Affairs and Trade team at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Her portfolio at GAO includes international assistance, insular areas, trade, international financial institutions, and overseas embassy management. Her work has contributed to changes in legislation and numerous recommendations to executive branch agencies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government programs and policies. Prior to joining the GAO, Dr. Chen worked as consultant at the World Bank and lecturer at the American Graduate School of International Management. Dr. Chen received her Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California at Berkeley and M.S. in applied economics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Field of Study: Auditing
Advance Preparation: None
Knowledge Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Live Group
Price: IIA, AGA and ISACA Members $25 and Non-Members $45
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