Decision Management

Great new case study on the power of decision modeling

October 30, 2014

We have just posted a great new case study on the power of decision modeling with a story from the Finnish Tax Authority. In Decision Modeling Closes the Gap Between Processes and Business Rules at the Finnish Tax Administration, Timo Laukkanen, Process Director at the Finnish Tax Administration (FTA), describes how decision modeling has filled [...]

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#IBMInsight Internet of Things

October 28, 2014

Jake Porway came back to talk about the coming explosion of data. With the Internet of Things, drones and more sensors everywhere, our current view of “big data” is going to seem quaint in the not too distant future. So much more data is going to come flooding in we have to adopt new technologies and new [...]

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Live at IBM Insight: Customer-Centric Enterprises Leverage IBM ODM Advanced to React Accurately to Risks and Opportunities

October 27, 2014

[ October 28, 2014; 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm. ] I am speaking at IBM Insight on Customer-Centric Enterprises Leverage IBM ODM Advanced to React Accurately to Risks and Opportunities at 1:45pm Pacific in Mariners B.
Business rules combined with predictive analytics address a proven solution to a wide array of traditional business problems where micro decisions are to be made about individual customers at well defined [...]

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Webinar: Analytics Maturity Curve or Landscape?

October 24, 2014

[ November 6, 2014; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] I am giving a webinar November 6 at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern with Information Management magazine on Analytics Maturity Curve or Landscape?

What’s the difference between the various analytic capabilities?
How do I map available analytic capabilities to my business needs?
What’s the right combination of capabilities for me now and in the future?
What should I look for in [...]

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Business and IT perspectives on Decision Management – some videos

October 22, 2014

I am often asked to give a business or an IT perspective on Decision Management. As part of some recent work with SAS on Decision Management we created two decision management videos – one aimed at business users and one at IT professionals:

For Business Users an interview between Fiona McNeil of SAS and me on SAS® Decision Manager Insights:

A high-level description of [...]

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First Look: IBM Operational Decision Manager Advanced

October 22, 2014

I blogged a little about the tech preview of IBM’s Operational Decision Manager – Advanced product when I was at IMPACT and I recently got a full briefing on the new ODM Advanced release.
ODM Advanced has been under development for about 2 years with early access for customers back in late 2013 and technology previews [...]

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A new book on decision modeling and process modeling with BPMN/DMN

October 21, 2014

Tom Debevoise and I have just published The MicroGuide to Process and Decision Modeling in BPMN/DMN: Building More Effective Processes by Integrating Process Modeling with Decision Modeling and it’s now available on Amazon.
A little bit about the book: the landscape of process modeling has evolved as have the best practices. The smartest companies are using decision modeling [...]

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SAS Decision Manager Product Review

October 20, 2014

As part of working with SAS on their Decision Management initiatives I got to talk with their about their new product – SAS Decision Manager.  As part of this I recorded some wrote a product review:
SAS Decision Manager delivers more precise, accurate, and traceable decisions into operational processes using analytics and business rules. SAS Decision Manager closes the [...]

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Some new Decision Management assets

October 15, 2014

I recently did some work with the folks at SAS on Decision Management and they helped me create some new decision management assets. We recorded three short webinars on core decision management topics:

Operationalizing Analytics With Decision Management.

Where decision management fits in your analytic environment.
How to modernize analytical business processes.
The value of operational analytics.

Manage Business Risk With Decision Management.

Methods that [...]

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First Look: FICO Analytic Modeler suite

October 14, 2014

FICO Analytic Modeler is FICO’s in-browser analytic tool suite – the evolution of the Model Builder product line post the InfoCentricity acquisition. These offerings are part of the FICO Analytic Cloud, a cloud-based environment for building and managing analytic models and deploying analytics into decisioning applications.  It also features a marketplace for analytic solutions.
The FICO [...]

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Engaging Business Users with Drools: Presentation and Webcast

October 9, 2014

Decision modeling as part of the requirements phase or iteratively during agile projects makes it easier for business users to fully participate in Drools implementations and maintenance. If you missed our webinar, Engaging Business Users with Drools, the presentation and webcast are now available. In the webinar Mariano De Maio, CTO of Drools experts Plugtree and I present how [...]

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Training: Decision Management and Business Rules 101 (BPM Institute)

October 8, 2014

[ November 3, 2014; 6:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] I will be giving the Decision Management and Business Rules 101 class at BPM Institute’s New York event in November – Monday November 3
Decision Management and business rules allow the effective automation of decision-making combined with increased business agility. Adopting decision management and business rules technology improves customer service, enables 1:1 marketing, increases straight through [...]

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Article on discovering decisions suitable for decision management

October 6, 2014

I recently published a new article over on the BPM Institute – Discovering Decisions in Your Business.
Most organizations will initially identify decisions within their business processes – either finding tasks that are clearly decision-making tasks such as those handling validation, approval, calculations, assessments etc – or collapsing process complexity into a decision that was previously [...]

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Decision Management Solutions at Decision CAMP

October 2, 2014

[ October 13, 2014 to October 15, 2014. ] Join us at Decision Camp 2014, October 13-15, 2014 in beautiful San Jose, CA hosted by PayPal.

Decision Camp is an event by decision management practitioners for practitioners – and registration is free! Practitioners are Business Analysts, Business Experts, Developers or Architects that use or consider using Decision Management technologies such as Business Rules, Predictive Analytics, Business Intelligence and [...]

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DecisionsFirst Modeler Enterprise Edition announced

October 2, 2014

Earlier this week we announced the release of the Enterprise Edition of our cloud-based decision modeling software, DecisionsFirst Modeler. This new Enterprise Edition extends our user-friendly, DMN standards-based graphical decision models by integrating them with implementation platforms such as business rules management systems (BRMS) and predictive analytic workbenches. By linking business user-friendly decision requirements models to often complex [...]

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Decision CAMP 2014: Decision Management 101

September 30, 2014

[ October 13, 2014; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Decision Management is both an approach and a technology stack. In this opening day workshop at Decision CAMP 2014, Decision Management consultant and author James Taylor will introduce both.

We’ll begin with the discovery and modeling of suitable decisions, move into the construction of decision services and wrap up with the importance of decision analysis for [...]

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WEBINAR: Making Decisions at the Velocity of Change

September 29, 2014

[ October 29, 2014; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] I am giving a webinar with Emericon on October 29 at 2pm ET/11am PT on Making Decisions at the Velocity of Change
Many leading organizations see the need to align business and IT to better meet market demand. The velocity of change is continually increasing and organizations are expected to keep pace to stay competitive and relevant. [...]

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New Decision Management MarketScape from IDC

September 15, 2014

Brian McDonough has been writing (with Dan Vesset, Steve Hendrick, Henry Morris and others) on Decision Management at IDC for many years and he has recently published an IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Decision Management Software Platform 2014 Vendor Assessment. The report has an IDC MarketScape figure, IDC’s opinion on the Decision Management market, process and software as well as some [...]

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Help us with some research on mobile platform capabilities

September 15, 2014

Sandy Kemsley (of column2.com fame) and I are doing some research into the potential for BPM and Decision Management technology in mobile application development. As part of this research we are gathering information on the use, development and support of mobile applications and we would like your help – we would like you to take our survey:
surveymonkey.com/s/smartermobile
The [...]

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Webinar: Don’t Move Your Data: Deeper Analysis, Faster Results, Lower Cost

September 8, 2014

[ October 1, 2014; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] I am giving a webinar on October 1, 2014  at 1:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:00 a.m. Pacific with Teradata on Don’t Move Your Data: Deeper Analysis, Faster Results, Lower Cost
Are your analysts spending too much time and effort analyzing growing data volumes? Free your analysts from the limitations and restrictions of the traditional analytic architecture that [...]

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