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Bastian Steinart of Signavio came up after the break. Like Jan and I, he focused on their experience with DMN on Decision Management projects and the need for additional concepts. Better support for handling lists and sets, handling iteration and multiplicity for instance is also something they find essential. They have developed some extensions to [...]

Last day of blogging from Building Business Capability and the first topic is modern business architecture with Gagan Saxena, VP of consulting at Decision Management Solutions, and Andrew Ray of Goldman Sachs. The presentation is focused on a new approach to business architecture to address problems in the legacy approaches - one that connects business at rest to business [...]

Available now! Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN is done! Jan and I have put the book to bed and we are just working through the remaining steps to getting it completely available. But if you are coming to Building Business Capability 2016 you can get the book there. First, if you sign up for my workshop Decision Modeling with [...]

My colleague Gagan Saxena is presenting with Andrew Ray of Goldman Sachs on Beyond Textbooks: Building the Modern Business Architecture at this year's Building Business Capability conference. A modern Business Architecture has been developed to align organizational change projects and to leverage new technologies. Value Streams, Capabilities, Processes, Decisions, Data, Events and Metrics have been lined up [...]

Gagan Saxena, also of Decision Management Solutions kicked off the first day of sessions for me at this year’s Building Business Capability show in Las Vegas. Gagan has been working on a large financial services client’s regulatory initiative and presented on the role of decisions and DMN-based decision models on regulatory compliance. A business architecture [...]

The Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard is starting to get some real traction in the market. We have a growing number of clients adopting the modeling techniques (described in this white paper if you are not familiar with decision modeling with DMN) and a number using our decision modeling software DecisionsFirst Modeler. In a few [...]

If you are interested in Decision Management or Decision Modeling with the new Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard, check out these three training opportunities: Online Training: Introduction to Decision Management August 25-27, 10:00-11:30am Pacific This 3-part online live training class will prepare you to adopt Decision Management or expand existing business rules/analytic efforts into true [...]

I am giving a workshop tutorial at BBC 2015 on Business Analysis and Architecture with Decision Modeling Monday November 2, 1:30pm: The proven technique of decision modeling is fast becoming the go-to approach for extending business architectures and system requirements to include business decisions. Modeling business decisions as peers to business processes is central to accurately [...]

Ray Wang of Constellation Research published a report early this year "The Elements of Business Architecture for Digital Transformation." In the report Ray identifies some interesting boardroom priorities (this is just some of them): Consistent Customer Experience Mass automation Insights-driven business models Cost-effective regulatory compliance All of these are reasons given by our clients as they invest [...]

A very high powered executive panel – Bob LeBlanc, 6GMs and a Global Leader from GBS – took questions. No particular structure but here are some key takeaways: IBM has made, and continues to make, investments in a broad range of flexible cloud approaches supporting public, private, hybrid and localized cloud. It sees the flexibility [...]

Final session at this year's Building Business Capability conference with some closing thoughts from the chairs of the conference. Panels are always tough to blog but here are some takeaways: Strategy is central to anything you do at any scale And I would add that they should be linked to the processes and decisions. Many [...]

The old way Few organizations treat their decisions as first class objects. Business analysts don’t write requirements for them while enterprise architects don’t include them in their patterns. Organizations may invest heavily in technology to improve decisions such as Business Intelligence or predictive analytics, but they don’t know which decisions they are hoping to improve [...]

We recently released The Decision Management Manifesto. In a post last week I explained why we did this. This week I want to talk about a couple of the key elements of the manifesto – its focus on putting Decisions first and its emphasis on Decision Modeling. We have helped many customers adopt business rules [...]

I am participating in a panel "Decisions from a Business Perspective" at 3:20pm on Thursday at this years Building Business Capabilities conference in Las Vegas This first-ever industry panel on decisions as part of business capability will feature the foremost world experts in the field. Each panelist will give a 5-minute position statement, followed by [...]

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 [...]

I am presenting at Building Business Capability 2013 on Lessons Learned Modeling Decisions in Aerospace, Banking, Insurance and Healthcare on Thursday November 14 at 2:10pm Pacific Companies across a broad range of industries are applying business rule and analytic technology to improve the way their systems make day to day decisions. Knowing where to start, how to [...]

Opening Keynotes at #BBCCon11

Gladys Lam kicked if off by introducing the three chairs of the conference - Kathleen Barret Chair of IIBA who heads up the business analysis tracks, Roger Burlton of BPTrends who heads up the business process tracks and Ron Ross of BRSolutions who heads up the business rules forum tracks. The three chairs then came [...]

Craig Hayman presented some interesting statistics to kick off - 83% of CEOs expect significant change yet 76% of IT budgets is spent on maintenance. BPM BlueWorks is one of IBM's new products - very like AlignSpace - and Craig kicked off a demo. The web environment provides lots of information about process modeling and [...]

Michele Edelman of Discover presented on Building Blocks of Decision Management: "Tools to Rule". Michele spends a lot of time educating people inside Discover and her team use sources like McKinsey to show executives why EDM matters. For instance, a report on top 10 macro-economic trends: Centers of economic activity will shift profoundly not just [...]

Thomas Erl presented on the Architecture of Service-Orientation to start the breakout sessions and build on his opening comments. The key challenge is that of the endless IT progress cycle - the business continually needs more and different support from IT to deal with changes to business models while IT has new and changing capabilities [...]