Business Rules

Using Decision Management to avoid pointless and reckless

August 11, 2015

John Boyd, author of the OODA Loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) once said
Decisions without actions are pointless. Actions without decisions are reckless
This seems to me to be a clarion call for Decision Management and its combination of operational and analytic systems into Decision Management Systems:

A typical analytic system, a Business Intelligence or dashboard system for instance, […]

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Upcoming Decision Management and Decision Modeling Training Opportunities

August 10, 2015

If you are interested in Decision Management or Decision Modeling with the new Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard, check out these three training opportunities:
Online Training: Introduction to Decision Management August 25-27, 10:00-11:30am Pacific
This 3-part online live training class will prepare you to adopt Decision Management or expand existing business rules/analytic efforts into true Decision Management […]

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Online Training: Decision Modeling with DMN

July 16, 2015

[ September 1, 2015 to September 3, 2015. ] I am giving an online class Introduction to Decision Management in three 90 minute sessions September 1,2,3
Decision modeling with the new Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard is fast becoming the definitive approach for building more effective processes and for specifying requirements for business rules and predictive analytic projects. With decision modeling, you can:

Build more effective business processes […]

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Online Training: Introduction to Decision Management

July 16, 2015

[ August 25, 2015 to August 27, 2015. ] I am giving an online class Introduction to Decision Management in three 90 minute sessions August 25,26,27
Decision Management allows the effective automation of decision-making combined with increased business agility and greater effectiveness. Decision Management is a proven approach for adopting business rules and predictive analytics technology. Used with these technologies, Decision Management improves risk management and […]

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Webinar: Transforming Operational Systems: Analytics and Decision Management

July 8, 2015

[ August 11, 2015; 8:00 am to 9:00 am. ] I am giving a webinar with IBM on Transforming Operational Systems: Analytics and Decision Management, August 11 at 11am Eastern
Organizations today face rapidly changing environments where operational systems need to do more than just process high volume transactions quickly. They must also be able to execute informed business decisions for greater customer service and personalization. This requires […]

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Webinar: Sell Business Rules to your Boss

June 30, 2015

[ July 14, 2015; 9:00 am to 10:00 am. ] I am giving a webinar on Sell Business Rules to your Boss with Progress on July 14th at Noon ET:
You know and understand the key issues you face on a day to day basis. But does your boss? Often times you are faced with developing a new business application requiring complex logic or lots of business […]

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Gartner talking Decision Management and real-time analytics

June 24, 2015

Roy Schulte of Gartner gave a webinar last week on “Best Practices for Real-Time Analytics and Decision Management”
Digital business is driving CIO and senior IT leader awareness of decision management, an emerging discipline comparable to data management and business process management. Decision management improves business effectiveness by embedding real-time analytics and business rules into the […]

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White paper of the week: Maximizing the Value of Business Rules (Updated)

June 22, 2015

We have just released an updated version of Maximizing the Value of Business Rules
Components of a BRMSDecision Management streamlines and focuses business rules projects for faster, more effective deployment.
Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS) deliver on the promise of costs savings, agility and happy customers. Yet for many organizations, these efforts remain point solutions. Decision Management is […]

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Live Training in the UK in July: Decision Management and Decision Modeling

June 18, 2015

Our Partner Azinta is running a Decision Management and Decision Modeling class in the UK in July:
Decision modeling with the new Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard is fast becoming the definitive approach for building more effective processes and for specifying requirements for projects that integrate process models, business rules and predictive analytics.  Watch this […]

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Presentation at BBC: Lessons Learned from the Real-Life Deployment of Decision Management at Scale

June 17, 2015

[ November 6, 2015; 8:00 am to 9:00 am. ] I am giving a session at this year’s Building Business Capability conference on “Lessons Learned from the Real-Life Deployment of Decision Management at Scale”at 8:00am on the Friday of the show.
With initial success adopting decision management technologies, large, global, organizations have begun rolling out decision management and decision modeling using the new Decision Model and Notation (DMN). […]

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Presentation at BBC: Good Old UServ Product Derby in the Brave New World of Decision Management

June 16, 2015

[ November 4, 2015; 4:50 pm to 5:50 pm. ] Jacob Feldman of OpenRules and I are giving a session at this year’s Building Business Capability conference on “Good Old UServ Product Derby in the Brave New World of Decision Management”at 4:50pm on the Wednesday of the show.
More than 10 years ago the Business Rules Forum hosted a highly popular Business Rules vendors competition known […]

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Updated white paper on improving claims processing with Decision Management

May 26, 2015

We have just posted a new white paper on Next Generation Claims Systems
Decision Management delivers next generation claims systems that act immediately, increase agility, consistency and accuracy, improve customer satisfaction, speed response and reduce costs. Insurers can achieve significant speed-to-market gains, reduce fraud and create innovative new claims processes.
Today’s insurance claims systems deliver value to […]

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Improve your rules and analytics projects – learn about decision modeling with DMN

May 6, 2015

We have been doing more and more work with decision modeling and the new Decision Model and Notation standard recently – we have a large FSI rolling out decision modeling and DMN worldwide, we have trained over 700 people in DMN, and we are using DMN with clients in manufacturing, banking, insurance and healthcare. And […]

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InRule Update 2015

May 5, 2015

I last got an update on InRule back in 2014 when I was updated on 4.6. Catching up with them recently I got a company and product update. They continue to focus on healthcare (insurance and delivery), insurance, banking and government. Some of their new customers are using InRule with Microsoft Dynamics CRM as part […]

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Decision Modeling now standard for Business Analysts

April 28, 2015

If you are a business analyst and a member of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) then, like me, you have been waiting for the new version of the Business Analyst Body of Knowledge or BABOK to be released. A little while back this wait was finally over and BABOK 3 was released (details here). If you […]

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First Look: Erudine Behaviour Engine Update

March 12, 2015

A long time ago I came across a company called Erudine and blogged about the Erudine Behaviour Engine. At that time, Erudine came out of the defence, aerospace and nuclear power industries where the slightest mistake can lead to disaster. Today, Erudine’s more recent focus has been in the banking, financial services and investment sectors. […]

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Free Version of Decision Modeling Software DecisionsFirst Modeler Now Available

February 3, 2015

At Decision Management Solutions we have a long history of providing free resources to help drive the adoption of Decision Management, Decision Management technology and Decision Modeling. Today we continued this with our announcement of a free version of our decision modeling software, DecisionsFirst Modeler.
The free Basic Version delivers user-friendly, DMN standards-based graphical decision models for up […]

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Yseop Update

January 21, 2015

I got an update from Yseop recently, having last been briefed back in August 2013.Yseop has repackaged its capabilities into two products – Yseop Smart NLG (Natural Language Generation) and Yseop Smart Machine. Yseop Smart NLG is software that turns data into text and narrative, primarily working in finance, business analytics and business intelligence while […]

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First Look: appStrategy Business Rules Engine

January 15, 2015

I got an update from the folks at appStrategy today. appStrategy started in 2003 and is based in Washington DC with offices also in France and the UK. Their business rules product suite was announced today and consists of a business user studio, a plugin for Visual Studio, server products and tools for integration with […]

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Kick off the new year with DMN training

December 31, 2014

Happy New Year everyone. Now that the Decision Model and Notation standard (DMN) has been approved by the OMG, why not kick off the new year with our online training in Decision Modeling with DMN? Still time to register – class starts on Tuesday January 6!

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