Decision Modeling now on the GSA

April 7, 2014

We get a steady stream of interest from government agencies here in the US – agencies and departments looking to modernize legacy applications with business rules, develop simpler and more agile business processes or adopt more advanced analytics. Decision Modeling, the first step in Decision Management, is a powerful tool to help these projects succeed. [...]

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Decision-centric dashboards and application lifecycle management with Assure

March 24, 2014

We have become increasingly convinced that decision modeling, especially decision modeling using the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard and DecisionsFirst Modeler, is a great way to design dashboards. Building a decision model focuses on the decisions that must be made by the user of the dashboard, on how they make that decision and on [...]

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Still time to register for our Decision Modeling online training

February 11, 2014

If you are interested in decision modeling and in the new Decision Model and Notation standard there’s still time to come to this quarter’s online training. We are running our highly recommended online Decision Modeling training live and online February 18, 19, 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET to 11:30 AM PT/ 2:30 [...]

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On becoming the Editorial Director for Decision Management at BPM Institute

January 29, 2014

I have just been announced as the new Editorial Director for Business Decision Management on The plan is that I will guide the direction of the Business Decision Management or BDM content as well as teach a number of new and improved training courses. is a great outfit and I am excited to [...]

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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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Decision Model and Notation officially adopted

January 20, 2014

Well it’s official – the Object Management Group’s Board of Directors has voted to publish the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) specification. You can see the press release here. Decision Management Solutions is excited to be a submitter for this new standard. As I say in the press release:
“Decision modeling is transforming how organizations adopt powerful technologies [...]

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White Paper of the Week: The Intelligent Enterprise

November 4, 2013

This week’s white paper of the the week is The Intelligent Enterprise
The Intelligent Enterprise leverages decision management to move from business intelligence to predictive analytics. Moving forward, it is no longer enough to look backward at historical performance. Becoming analytic and adaptive will be a source of sustained competitive advantage.
In an era of “Big Data” [...]

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This week: Announcing the results of our Predictive Analytics in the Cloud research, a webinar on October 22

October 21, 2013

There’s just a day left before we present the results of our Predictive Analytics in the Cloud 2013 survey and research. The webinar is on Tuesday October 22 and is hosted by Information Management – you can register for it here. It’s entitled Predictive Analytics in the Cloud 2013 – Opportunities, Trends and the Impact of [...]

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More results from our Predictive Analytics in the Cloud survey

October 16, 2013

A couple of weeks ago I posted a sneak peek of some of the results from our survey on Predictive Analytics in the Cloud. With a week to go until the results webinar over on Information Management I thought I would post a few more. If you want to see the webinar or a recording of it, [...]

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New Book on Intelligent BPM Systems launches today

October 14, 2013

Future Strategies launched their new book today in Chicago: iBPMS: Intelligent BPM Systems: Impact and Opportunity:
Intelligent business process management is the next generation of enterprise BPM, leveraging recent technological advances to attain a degree of operational responsiveness not possible with yesterday’s business process platform.  Today, companies of all types want faster and better insight into their [...]

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Next steps for the Decision Model and Notation standard

September 23, 2013

I have been blogging and writing about the Decision Model and Notation standard on the blog for a while now (check out these posts on the goal of a standard from 2011 and these on the approach and the submission itself). Today was a big day because the key boards at the Object Management Group approved our submission, [...]

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Predictive analytics and cloud technologies in the era of Big Data

September 9, 2013

We are excited to be kicking off a research project today on the potential of Big Data and Predictive Analytics in the Cloud – the Predictive Analytics in the Cloud 2013 Survey is now live.  This online survey gives business, IT and analytic professionals a chance to voice their opinion about the exciting intersection of predictive [...]

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Some ways to learn about Analytics, Business Rules and Decision Management

August 28, 2013

Regular readers know that there is an events category on the blog that shows the upcoming opportunities to hear me speak, attend one of my webinars, or come to a workshop. These get tweeted  by me (@jamet123) but for various technical reasons don’t appear on the home page except as part of the calendar widget. [...]

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A Decision Model and Notation update – it’s submitted!

August 28, 2013

Well all our hard work has paid off and we submitted a proposed standard to the Object Management Group on Decision Model and Notation. This standard is intended to provide a standard business-friendly notation that can be used for initial decision requirements, for detailed decision models, and even to manage technical implementation of decisions in [...]

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New vendors and products in the platform technologies report

April 30, 2013

We have just issued a new version of the Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies report. There are several new vendors included like Saffron Technology, Informatica, Decisions and Precog as well as a number of updated reviews including GDS Link, IBM and others. Check out the report online or download it as a PDF here.
If you have [...]

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IBM Big Data Management Launch – Kickoff #bigdatamgmt

April 3, 2013

I am attending the IBM Big Data Management launch today and will do my best to blog it as it happens. Steve Mills, on video, kicked things off.
Steve began by pointing out that the price performance boost of recent years has made a whole new class of use cases reasonable. In particular more data is [...]

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Building Business Capability Super Early Bird Expires April 5!

March 29, 2013

As usual I will be speaking and attending Building Business Capability 2013 – this year in Las Vegas NV November 11-15. I will be speaking on Decision Management and giving a tutorial before the show begins. Building on the long history of the Business Rules Forum, this is one of the best places to find [...]

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Predictive Analytics World – a discount

March 19, 2013

I was checking up on Predictive Analytics World and one is coming up in my neck of the woods next month – San Francisco April 14-19. This looks like being a great conference including sessions from my friends Anthony Goodbloom of Kaggle, Dean Abbott of Abbott Analytics and John Elder of Elder Research – both [...]

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Rexer analytics survey extended

March 8, 2013

Karl Rexer just informed me that his annual Rexer Data Miner survey will be extended until April 22 so it can be announced at a couple of events/in a couple of newsletters.
If you have not already taken the survey, and you are interested in data mining, predictive analytics, data science etc I strongly recommend taking [...]

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Job: Analytics Community Manager

March 6, 2013

SmartData Collective is  looking for a Community Manager. I really like the work they are doing and if you are interested in data, analytics, BI etc this could be a fun gig. They are looking for someone who can handle:
Original content and content strategy:

Interviews with thought leaders (skype or in person)
Coverage of events (2-4 per year, [...]

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