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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 [...]

Many of you already own Decision Management Systems: A Practical Guide to using Business Rules and Predictive Analytics – we’ve sold over 7,000 copies after all – but if you have been looking for the book recently on amazon you may have noticed something odd: the Kindle version is gone… This is not because the Kindle version does [...]

Jan Purchase of LuxMagi and I are working away on our new book, Available now! Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN and I wanted to take a moment to talk about why Jan and I are the right people to be writing this. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive book that explains decision modeling as well as the DMN standard and [...]

IBM Press is 10 years old this month and to celebrate all books and eBooks are 40% off through the end of July! You can buy my book, Decision Management Systems: A Practical Guide to Using Business Rules and Predictive Analytics and get this discount. Just buy it here and use discount code IBM10YEARS during checkout.

A short video in which I discuss the past and future of Decision Management as part of celebrating IBM Press’ 10th year. I published Decision Management Systems:A Practical Guide to Using Business Rules and Predictive Analytics with IBM Press at the end of 2011 and you can but it direct from IBM Press here or amazon.com here.

  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 [...]

IBM Press is starting its July 4th sale today and my book “Decision Management Systems: A Practical Guide to Using Business Rules and Predictive Analytics“ is available at 40% off. Just click here to go to the IBM Press site and enter the code JULY4 to get a 40% discount. Enjoy!

I don’t know how many of you have kindles but my family is awash in them. Several of us get the Amazon Daily Deal emails too and, of course, the kindle displays an advertisement for the daily deal when it is charging or idle. And while all this is fairly up-to-the-minute in terms of marketing it still lacks [...]

The last two weeks have been very focused on analytics, especially predictive analytics. First I attended the IBM Analyst Summit where they formally launched their big new focus on Decision Management (see my blog series here). This event was a big deal, I believe, because it showed IBM’s increased focus on Decision Management – moving [...]

I am speaking at a series of IBM/Information Week events this quarter on “Process Excellence: A Route to Better Business.”  This time it is in Toronto on May 15 and the main session starts at 8:30am ET. I will be kicking off the session with “BPM and Decision Management for Smarter, Simpler and More Agile [...]

I have been going to IBM IMPACT for a couple of years now. This year’s event is just around the corner – it starts on Sunday – and I am particularly excited about this one. While it’s not the first at which I have spoken, nor the first where there have been sessions on Decision [...]

Dean Abbot wrote a great post recently “Why Defining the Target Variable in Predictive Analytics is Critical” in which he referenced the CRISP-DM approach to building predictive analytic models and talked about the importance of target variable selection in building an effective model. The thrust of Dean’s post was the crucial point that because The [...]

I am giving a webinar with Dr Alex Guazelli of Zementis on Predictive Analytics at the Speed of Business: How decision management and a real-time infrastructure get predictive analytics where and when you need them. Organizations are looking to maximize the value of their analytics investment. They need to accelerate the deployment process, reduce costs and [...]

Session 2750 at IBM’s IMPACT this year is titled “Decision Management Trends with Author and Thought Leader James Taylor”. I will be discussing Decision Management, how to build Decision Management Systems and more. UPDATE: I will be joined by a great panel of technical architects who will answer your questions on Decision Management: AVP/Product Mgr [...]

The folks at IBM Press have asked me to sign copies of “Decision Management Systems: A Practical Guide to Business Rules and Predictive Analytics” at IBM’s IMPACT event this year. I will be at the bookstore from noon to 1pm on May 1. Bring a copy by to have it signed or buy one at [...]

I am speaking at a series of IBM/Information Week events this quarter on “Process Excellence: A Route to Better Business.”  The seventh is in Baltimore, MD on April 18 and the main session starts at 8:30am ET. I will be kicking off the session with “BPM and Decision Management for Smarter, Simpler and More Agile [...]

I am speaking at a series of IBM/Information Week events this quarter on “Process Excellence: A Route to Better Business.”  The sixth is in Orlando, FL on April 17 and the main session starts at 8:30am ET. I will be kicking off the session with “BPM and Decision Management for Smarter, Simpler and More Agile [...]

I am speaking at a series of IBM/Information Week events this quarter on “Process Excellence: A Route to Better Business.”  The fifth is in Long Beach, CA on April 12 and the main session starts at 8:30am PT. I will be kicking off the session with “BPM and Decision Management for Smarter, Simpler and More [...]

I am speaking at a series of IBM/Information Week events this quarter on “Process Excellence: A Route to Better Business.”  The fourth is in St Louis, MO on April 10 and the main session starts at 8:30am ET. I will be kicking off the session with “BPM and Decision Management for Smarter, Simpler and More [...]

Organizations are adopting a new class of operational systems called Decision Management Systems to meet the demands of consumers, regulators and markets because traditional systems are too inflexible, fail to learn and adapt and crucially cannot apply analytics to take advantage of “Big Data.” Decision Management Systems, as I described in my book, are agile, [...]