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I am delighted to announce that Jan Purchase, founder of Lux Magi, and I have finished what we believe is the definitive guide to decision modeling with the Object Management Group’s Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard, Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN. The book is now on general release and available for purchase from Amazon and Barnes [...]

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 [...]

While many, most, organizations know they need to focus on business processes, a matching focus on operational decisions is less common. The effective combination of Business Process Management (BPM) with Business Decision Management (BDM) is emerging as a critical element in successful organizations. BPMInstitute.org has been providing insight and education on the relationship between business rules/Business Decision Management [...]

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 [...]

I just wrote an article for BPM Institute on The Technology of Business (Enterprise) Decision Management. It's short but, if you want more, Neil and I are working on a multi-vendor study of the technology for decision management that we should have available really soon...

Well at least one more as of today - Jim Sinur, over on his Gartner blog - has finally started to use the phrase he has been threatening to use for a while "Intelligent Decision Management". While Jim has not published a formal definition - I expect he will soon now he is back at [...]

My good friends Larry Goldberg and Barbara von Halle have just published an interesting article: The New Frontier: BPM, BDM and SOA. It's worth a read as it makes some good points about the intersection of BPM and decision management - whether Business Decision Management or Enterprise Decision Management.

Yesterday my old buddy Dave Wright told me about Bill James on 60 minutes - for those of you who don't know, Bill James is the Red Sox stats guy who, like Billy Beane at the Oakland As, uses data mining and analytics to drive recruiting, game planning etc. Dave's comment was "now that's Decision [...]

The current issue of BPM Strategies magazine has a Q&A on decision management - check out the online version of the magazine (members of the BPM Institute only).