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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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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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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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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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Two live events in July on Predictively Enabling Your Organization

July 17, 2014

I am presenting at a couple of evening events in July on Predictively Enabling your Organization. Sponsored by Predixion, these events will introduce you to predictive analytics and will share practical tips on how to leverage predictive analytics to improve results across your business. I’ll discuss the power of Predictive Analytics, how to get started and how to [...]

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Decision Modeling and the Business Analyst Body of Knowledge

May 20, 2014

Some time back I participated in a large group of practitioners working on a new version of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® . After months of consolidating feedback and updating this (vry thorough) document, the IIBA has announced a public review of version 3. As their own newsletter says:
You can review the [...]

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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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Insurance Analytics Symposium 2014 – call for papers

May 9, 2014

I am on the advisory board of the Insurance Analytics Symposium, taking place in New Orleans this October 16 and 17. I spoke on Overcoming Barriers to Predictive Analytic Success – Before You Hit Them at last year’s and I am looking forward to this year’s also. If you have a story to tell about analytics in [...]

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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 BPMInstitute.org. 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. BPMInstitute.org 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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