We consume forecasted data regularly in our personal and business lives, covering everything from the weather to projected investment returns. At work we use forecasted data for a multitude of purposes including developing strategies, budgets, and to provide the right amount of resources to meet demand. In this course, you will get your feet wet with statistical forecasting by designing, creating, and interpreting a growth forecast. You will do this as we work side-by-side in the free-to-use software Google Sheets. By the end of this course, you will understand use cases for conducting forecasts in your workplace and be able to confidently conduct a growth forecast in any spreadsheet software. You will also understand when it is necessary to refine a model to improve the accuracy of forecasted projections. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.