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Legacy systems remain critical to many (most) organizations and so legacy modernization is still a hot topic (which is why we have this recording of a webinar on legacy modernization we did with our partner TechBlue). With that in mind, as at is has been a while since I blogged on this topic, I thought I would [...]

As part of our ongoing "Meet our Partners Series" I caught up with Claye Greene of TechBlue, a Decision Management Solutions partner. Claye and I made this recording of a webinar on legacy modernization. Please describe your current role and title and tell us a little about your company I’m Claye Greene, Managing Director of TechBlue. TechBlue is [...]

I gave a webinar with Jan Purchase of LuxMagi on Agile and Cost Effective Financial Compliance (recording here). Compliance, and the need to automate compliance across multiple processes and systems, drives many organizations to adopt business rules and Business Rules Management Systems. Combining this technology with a Decision Management approach (and with Decision Modeling) helps build compliance into every [...]

I recently gave a webinar with Jan Purchase of LuxMagi on Agile and Cost Effective Financial Compliance (recording here) and thought I would highlight some of the key challenges in compliance: Scale, Transparency, Consistency, Agility and Effectiveness: Scale There are more and more regulations that involve an increasing number of rules to ensure compliance. Decision Management, and decision [...]

Welcome to Part Two  of my interview with Jan Purchase, Director and Co-Founder of LuxMagi (Part One of the interview is here). Lux Magi are experts in helping their clients automate complex, legal and regulatory compliance processes using business rules technology and decision management.  Jan and I gave a webinar on Agile and Cost Effective Financial Compliance: Going [...]

I was pointed to a blog post today from the folks at Forrester talking about their Governance Risk and Compliance Platform wave report.  In an era of increasing regulation and increasing costs for compliance failures, these kinds of platforms are clearly important. These platforms help you manage documentation, track overall levels of risk, generate required reporting, [...]

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 [...]

I am giving a webinar on Lux Magi. Decision management and business rules management systems are the ideal platform for an agile and cost-effective compliance approach. In regulated industries like financial services, leading companies are building compliance into every process and system with consistency and transparency across the entire organization and with the agility to meet [...]

Happy New Year. This week's white paper is one from 2012: Beyond Business Agility: Becoming Adaptive and Analytic or how to use more than just business rules to develop systems more effectively. Business rules are a powerful tool for developing agile systems. Moving forward, becoming analytic and adaptive as well as agile will be a source of competitive advantage. [...]

I am giving a webinar for the International Institute of Business Analysis on "Integrating Decision Modeling into your Requirements Process," January 15 at 11am ET/8am PT [Note new date] A new generation of agile and analytic systems is delivering more accurate, more automated and more analytical decision-making to companies and organizations. Delivering consistent, and consistently [...]

I am going to attend and blog a few sessions at the Building Business Capability conference. First up are folks from Unum talking about how they are evolving their business rules management policies and practices. Unum is a group of life and health insurance companies, mostly in the US but also in the UK and [...]

The old way: Business rules projects begin by analyzing all the business rules in a business area. A set of techniques are applied to identify common terms across the whole business and to document every rule. A big book of rules is created that defines the rules for the business, generally in a defined syntax [...]

The old way: Most organizations model and manage their business processes. Business process analysis and business process management systems (BPMS) helps organizations focus on an end-to-end set of activities that deliver business value. There are many benefits of a business process focus – consistency, improved customer experience, reduced costs and increased agility. However many business [...]

I am speaking at the Insurance Analytics Symposium this week so I thought I would post a link to a white paper relevant to the insurance industry - Next Generation Claims Systems with Decision Management. Decision Management delivers next generation claims systems that act immediately, increase agility, consistency and accuracy, improve customer satisfaction, speed response and [...]

DREAMing of decision requirements

I recently spoke at the DREAM event in the Netherlands  - the Dutch Requirements Engineering and Management event. This was a great event, focused on requirements engineering and I spoke on "Simpler, smarter and more agile: Modeling decision requirements to simplify processes and effectively apply business rules." Here's the gist of the presentation Business rules are [...]

I am giving a webinar with Ryan Trollip of Prolifics on August 28 at 11am Eastern on "The Future of Business Agility, Process & Decision Management" Any organization that has successfully implemented some level of BPM can point to its many benefits, such as improved operational consistency and agility through automation. However, some BPM users [...]

The white paper of the week this week is Smarter Systems for an Uncertain World In an increasingly uncertain world, businesses require agility more than ever. But no organization can be more agile than its systems. Decision Management transforms your hard-to-change IT applications into action–oriented, flexible, predictive, smarter systems that learn and adapt. This introductory paper outlines [...]

Regular readers of my blog (as well as those who hear me speak and our Decision Management clients) know that I talk alot about automating decisions. Really, a lot. The evidence that taking control of decisions, specifically operational decisions, and developing Decision Management Systems to automate and manage those decisions drives improved organizational effectiveness is [...]

I am giving the opening keynote "Smarter, simpler and more agile: Modeling decision requirements to simplify processes and effectively apply business rules" at the ATOS Dream (Dutch Requirements Engineering and Management) event September 12 in Houton near Utrecht. Organizations have long seen the value in modeling and managing business processes. Today thesis Adopting organizations are business [...]

A new week and a new white paper. This week’s it’s all about Next Generation Claims Systems with Decision Management: 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 [...]