Decision Management

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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Decision Modeling – a technique for Process Modelers

June 15, 2015

Paul Harmon of BPTrends had an interesting post last month – What Techniques Should a Process Methodology Support? – that made me want to make a pitch for decision modeling as a core technique for process modelers. In his article he quotes a friend as saying that this friend
“didn’t include Decision Management (or Business Rules) in process, but […]

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Teradata Aster AppCenter #td3pi

June 4, 2015

John Thume wrapped up the day with a session on Aster Operationalizing Analytics and the new Aster AppCenter. Success in Big Data Analytics requires several things he said:

It’s all about People and Process not technology he says. The technology has evolved hugely but the people and the process they have to change remain challenging.
Aster is […]

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Teradata Unifed Data Architecture #TD3PI

June 4, 2015

Next up is Randy Lea with a discussion of Teradata’s UDA – Unified Data Architecture. The challenges of managing and analyzing data have not really changed in years – people still worry about complexity, volume and ease of analysis just like they always have. Competitive differentiation continues to require management  of data and delivery of […]

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Teradata Marketing and MGM #td3pi

June 3, 2015

Next up was a discussion of the Teradata Marketing applications with a presentation from MGM Resorts. I wrote about their marketing solutions back in 2013. These solutions have evolved and include in-house and acquired technology like Market Helm, Aprimo and others. These solutions are designed to bring cross-channel consistency and customer specificity. Individualization, real-time interaction, […]

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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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Another analytic practitioner speaks: an interview with Matt Kitching of Apption

May 19, 2015

As part of my ongoing series of interviews with analytic practitioners I caught up recently with Matthew Kitching, Senior Data Scientist at Apption. I am giving a webinar with Matt Kitching, Senior Data Scientist at Apption at 10am Pacific, May 27 on The Value of Predictive Analytics and How Using Decision Modeling Helps You Succeed.
Apption is a […]

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Webinar: The Value of Predictive Analytics and How Using Decision Modeling Helps You Succeed

May 7, 2015

[ May 27, 2015; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] I am giving a webinar with Matt Kitching, Senior Data Scientist at Apption at 10am Pacific, May 27 on The Value of Predictive Analytics and How Using Decision Modeling Helps You Succeed
Successful predictive analytic projects follow a well defined approach from requirements to modeling, implementation and deployment, embedding the analytic results in operational systems that improve […]

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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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Webinar: Putting Your Predictive Analytics to Work

May 6, 2015

[ May 21, 2015; 8:00 am to 9:00 am. ] I am giving a webinar with Angoss May 21 at 11am ET/8am PT on “Putting Your Predictive Analytics to Work”
When it comes to getting the most from your analytics, your ROI is only as good as your implementation. So join Angoss software and the foremost expert in Decision Management, James Taylor, to learn some key lessons […]

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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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Event: TDWI Solution Summit – Maximizing your Analytics Investment

May 4, 2015

[ May 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015. ] I am co-hosting the TDWI Solution Summit “Maximizing your Analytics Investment: Innovative Business through Predictive & Advanced Analytics” with Fern Halper, May 31-June 2 in San Diego.
Join an exclusive, hosted gathering of experienced professionals, industry thought leaders, and top solution providers for real-world tips and best practices to help you harness the power of analytics […]

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IBM Analytical Decision Management Update 2015

April 29, 2015

I last got an update on SPSS early last year. In March 2015, IBM released an update for the complete set of products in its advanced analytical portfolio. Analytical Decision Management (ADM) is positioned as part of this portfolio of predictive and prescriptive analytic tools.
IBM’s advanced analytic portfolio is focused on having meaningful impact on […]

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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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Online Training: Decision Modeling with DMN

April 27, 2015

[ May 12, 2015 to May 14, 2015. ] I am giving live Online training on Decision Modeling with DMN, May 12 – 14, 2015 10:00 am – 11:30 am PDT each day

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 […]

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