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Microsoft® Excel® 2010: Data Analysis and Business Modeling by Wayne L. Winston

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Chapter 19. Using the Scenario Manager for Sensitivity Analysis

Question answered in this chapter:

  • I’d like to create best, worst, and most-likely scenarios for the sales of an automobile by varying the values of Year 1 sales, annual sales growth, and Year 1 sales price. Data tables for sensitivity analysis allow me to vary only one or two inputs, so I can’t use a data table. Does Excel have a tool I can use to vary more than two inputs in a sensitivity analysis?

You can use the Scenario Manager to perform sensitivity analysis by varying as many as 32 input cells. With the Scenario Manager, you first define the set of input cells you want to vary. Next, you name your scenario and enter for each scenario the value of each input cell. Finally, you ...

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