Decision Management

DMN approved!

December 12, 2014

The Decision Model and Notation (DMN) 1.0 standard was accepted by the OMG Architecture Board yrsterday 12/12/14 at the Long Beach, CA, OMG Technical meeting.
We have a standard!
Check out our white paper or the new book on BPMN/DMN that I wrote with Tom Debvoise. You can also try our DMN decision modeler DecisionsFirst Modeler for […]

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The benefits of using BPMN and DMN together

December 4, 2014

Tom Debevoise and I gave a webinar this week on 4 key benefits of using the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) and the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standards. We highlighted the power of these two standards in combination, specifically in terms of:

Streamlined processes
A combination of process modeling and decision modeling produces simpler business processes […]

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Process modeling certification now requires decision modeling Knowledge

November 24, 2014

In a recent announcement, the Object Management Group made it clear that process people – those getting BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation) certification specifically – should know about decision modeling and the new Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard. In this press release OMG Updates Business Intermediate Level of BPM Certification Program the role of DMN in […]

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New Article on in-database analytics

November 19, 2014

I recently published a new article in the Teradata Magazine – Get Closer to Your Data
If data holds the secrets to better business decisions, then advanced analytics is the means to getting data to reveal that information. That’s why organizations striving to be more data driven are adopting advanced analytics.
New and improved techniques offer solutions to business […]

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Webinar: 4 Key Benefits of Integrating BPMN and DMN

November 11, 2014

[ December 2, 2014; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] I am giving a webinar with Tom Debevoise on 4 Key Benefits of Integrating BPMN and DMN on December 2 at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern
The landscape of process modeling has evolved as have the best practices. The smartest companies are using decision modeling in combination with process modeling. The principle reason is that decisions and processes are discovered […]

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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 20, 2014; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] I am giving a webinar November 20 [New Date] 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 […]

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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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