Decision Management Solutions

DMN Demystified: The Decision Modeling Revolution Starts Now!

November 6, 2015

I caught up with Bruce Silver, well known for his work on business process modeling with BPMN, for his presentation on the Decision Model and Notation standard – DMN. Bruce began by introducing DMN – you can read my DMN introduction here – and emphasized that it is both a model (underpinnings) and a notation […]

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Tutorial Workshop at BBC: Business Analysis and Architecture with Decision Modeling

April 22, 2015

[ November 2, 2015; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. ] I am giving a workshop tutorial at BBC 2015 on Business Analysis and Architecture with Decision Modeling Monday November 2, 1:30pm:
The proven technique of decision modeling is fast becoming the go-to approach for extending business architectures and system requirements to include business decisions. Modeling business decisions as peers to business processes is central to accurately conceptualizing, […]

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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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Decision Management Manifesto in French, Spanish, German and Portuguese

May 27, 2014

We published the Decision Management Manifesto to help organizations like yours use business rules and predictive analytics effectively. The Decision Management Manifesto White Paper explains the reasoning and value proposition and now there are French, Spanish, German and Portuguese translations. So if you want to know more about Decision Management, about the core principles involved and about how Decision Management maximizes the value of […]

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Process innovation videos from bpmNEXT 2014

May 14, 2014

I attended bpmNEXT a little while ago and gave a demonstration of Decision Modeling for Simpler, Smarter, More Agile Processes. This was a live demonstration of DecisionsFirst Modeler, our collaborative cloud-based environment for decision modeling and showed how the Decision Model and Notation standard works. In addition, I showed how teams can collaborate on these models, […]

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Webinar: 3 Reasons why Decision Modeling with DMN Makes for Better Business Analysis

May 5, 2014

[ May 28, 2014; 9:00 am to 10:00 am. ] I am giving a webinar on “3 Reasons why Decision Modeling with DMN Makes for Better Business Analysis” May 28 at 9am Pacific, Noon Eastern.
Experience shows that there are three main reasons for defining decision requirements as part of an overall requirements process:

Current requirements approaches don’t tackle the decision-making that is increasingly important in information […]

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Decision Modeling, BPMN, Business Rules and Predictive Analytics: A live demo

March 31, 2014

I recently gave a presentation at bpmNEXT showing how you can apply decision modeling, using the new Decision Model and Notation standard, to build simpler, smarter and more agile processes. The actual presentation was recorded and I will blog when it goes live but as part of preparing I recorded the demo itself and we […]

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Some excellent Gartner advice on Decision Management

March 20, 2014

Lisa Kart, Roy Schulte and Teresa Jones of Gartner recently published Find the Best Approach to Decision Management. It’s a great piece and if you are a Gartner subscriber you should definitely read it and share it around your organization. Even if you are not you should seriously consider getting it from Gartner as it makes […]

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BPM and Decision Management: An Interview with Juergen Pitschke

March 11, 2014

As part of our ongoing “Meet our Partners Series” I caught up with Juergen Pitschke of BCS, a Decision Management Solutions partner. Juergen and I are giving a webinar on April 1 – Getting Started with Decision Management.
Please describe your current role and title and tell us a little about your company
I’m Juergen Pitschke the founder of BCS, […]

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Legacy Modernization and Decision Management: An Interview with Claye Greene

February 18, 2014

As part of our ongoing “Meet our Partners Series” I caught up with Claye Greene of TechBlue, a Decision Management Solutions partner. Claye and I made this recording of a webinar on legacy modernization.
Please describe your current role and title and tell us a little about your company
I’m Claye Greene, Managing Director of TechBlue. TechBlue is a management […]

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Compliance in Finance – An Interview with Jan Purchase – Part 2

February 4, 2014

Welcome to Part Two  of my interview with Jan Purchase, Director and Co-Founder of LuxMagi (Part One of the interview is here). Lux Magi are experts in helping their clients automate complex, legal and regulatory compliance processes using business rules technology and decision management.  Jan and I gave a webinar on Agile and Cost Effective Financial Compliance: Going […]

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Lux Magi and Decision Management: An interview with Jan Purchase (Part 1)

January 27, 2014

We have been expanding recently, adding partners to help us deliver decision management to customers around the world. You can see the current list of partners here on Decision Management Solution’s website. To introduce these partners to you I am going to be conducting a series of interviews in the coming weeks. I am going […]

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Online Decision Management and Decision Modeling training in February

January 13, 2014

[ February 4, 2014 to February 20, 2014. February 4, 2014 to February 20, 2014. ] We are running our “Decision Management and Decision Modeling” online in February.
This 6-session online live training class will prepare you to be immediately effective in using the Decision Management approach and a modern, collaborative and standards-based approach to decision modeling.You will learn how to identify and prioritize the decisions that drive your success, see how […]

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White paper on Managing the Next Best Activity Decision

April 22, 2013

With the kick off this week of my blog series on Marketing Decision Management I thought I would highlight a white paper relevant to this topic. If you are interested in using Decision Management to improve marketing and treat customers right, check out this white paper on Managing the Next Best Activity Decision  sponsored by KXEN – No matter […]

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New report on Decision Management Systems platform technology

August 9, 2012

As many of you know, Decision Management Solutions publishes a report on Decision Management Systems platform technologies. We have just released a new version with more vendor information, links to product reviews and great new content on best practices and key product characteristics.
To recap:
Decision Management Systems are agile, analytic and adaptive. They are agile so […]

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Gagan Saxena joins Decision Management Solutions

July 25, 2012

A quick bit of Decision Management Solutions news here on the blog today. We are delighted to announce that Gagan Saxena, previously the CIO of Apple Vacations, has joined Decision Management Solutions as VP of Consulting and one of our Principal Consultants. Gagan brings more than 20 years experience in enterprise architecture, reengineering, organizational change […]

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Announcing the Decision Management Summit

July 2, 2012

Last week there was an exciting announcement, reflecting the growing interest in Decision Management and the rapid acceptance that decisions are something that companies and organizations must manage if they are to survive and thrive in the area of big data. I am delighted to announce that Decision Management Solutions, the company of which I […]

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Webinar: A New Approach to Business Design at Apple Vacations

May 9, 2012

[ May 22, 2012; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] I am giving a webinar with Gagan Saxena (@Gagan_S), CIO of Apple Vacations on A New Approach to Business Design at Apple Vacations on May 22, 2012 at 10:00 am PT, 1:00 pm ET.

Gagan and I will present how how Apple Vacations applied Decision Management to redesign the consumer experience and create a “smart system” that […]

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Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies online now

March 20, 2012

Our new report on Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies has been available for download for a while now and thousands of you have downloaded it. To make it even easier to access (the PDF does not require a registration even) we have made it available online in the main report webpage – just scroll down […]

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Optimization and simulation in Decision Management Technologies

March 15, 2012

As you probably know by now, we have released the first version of our Decision Management Systems Platform Technology report. This report is available free for download from This version of the report focuses on four key areas (outlined in the webinar we gave recently and available in our archive here). One of these […]

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