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I am pleased to be the instructor for the upcoming BPMInstitute.org Decision Modeling with DMN course. This course is schedule is take place at the Hilton Arlington on Tuesday, September 27 and is part of a 4-day training event hosted by BPMInsittute.org. In this course I will discuss the primary goal of DMN, which is [...]

We are kicking off a number of business rules projects this months – some new, some part of existing programs – and we are going to be applying decision modeling in all of them. Why? Because decision modeling with DMN (the Decision Model and Notation standard) really works for business rules projects. When we work [...]

Join me for a free webinar 4 Reasons to Start with Decision Modeling on Your First BRMS Project on Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:00 AM PDT If you are kicking off your first BRMS project, don’t start by gathering the rules! Often teams will be advised to begin their project by gathering all the relevant rules, in a [...]

I am working on a new book – Available now! Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN – with Jan Purchase and he recently posted another great post – How DMN Allows Business Rules to Scale. While decision modeling with DMN is not JUST about writing business rules (as I noted earlier), this is a great use case for it. [...]

We have just released an updated version of Maximizing the Value of Business Rules Components of a BRMSDecision Management streamlines and focuses business rules projects for faster, more effective deployment. Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS) deliver on the promise of costs savings, agility and happy customers. Yet for many organizations, these efforts remain point solutions. Decision [...]

I will be giving the Decision Management and Business Rules 101 class at BPM Institute’s New York event in November – Monday November 3 Decision Management and business rules allow the effective automation of decision-making combined with increased business agility. Adopting decision management and business rules technology improves customer service, enables 1:1 marketing, increases straight [...]

At Decision Management Solutions we are big believers in building decision models as a way to specify the requirements for business rules projects. Our cloud-based, collaborative decision modeling software DecisionsFirst Modeler is ideal for building and managing these models. Not only that, it also works with any business rules management system, allowing you to link [...]

I am teaching a live online version of the BPM Institute’s Decision Management and Business Rules 101 class on April 9 and 10th, 1-5pm ET each day. Decision Management and business rules allow the effective automation of decision-making combined with increased business agility. Adopting decision management and business rules technology improves customer service, enables 1:1 [...]

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 [...]

We are exhibiting at Building  Business Capabilities 2013 this week and talking about decision modeling a lot so the white paper of the week this week is Decision Modeling for Business Rules Projects There is an emerging consensus that Decision Requirements Modeling is the best way to specify this decision-making. Decision Requirements Modeling is also central [...]

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 [...]

As I am teaching a class on decision modeling this week, the white paper of the week this week is Decision Modeling for Business Rules Projects There is an emerging consensus that Decision Requirements Modeling is the best way to specify this decision-making. Decision Requirements Modeling is also central to a forthcoming standard, the Object Management [...]

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 [...]

On September 9-10, 2013 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands I am giving a class on Decision Modeling for Business Rules Projects. Decision modeling is fast becoming the definitive approach for specifying requirements for business rules projects. Decision modeling makes it easier to get the requirements right, easier to draw the automation boundaries, easier to re-use, evolve and [...]

I am attending IBM IMPACT and this is a duplicate post for one running on the IBM IMPACT Blog. Business rules get everywhere – we have business rules in our user interfaces, in data quality, in business processes and more. But when organizations adopt a business rules management system they are focused on improving decision-making. [...]

A quick bit of Decision Management Solutions news here on the blog today. We are delighted to announce that Gagan Saxena, previously the CIO of Apple Vacations, has joined Decision Management Solutions as VP of Consulting and one of our Principal Consultants. Gagan brings more than 20 years experience in enterprise architecture, reengineering, organizational change [...]

New Wisdom LLC I have an update on the RuleGuide™ product from New Wisdom recently. I blogged about RuleGuide back in 2009. The product started with a focus on business rule management for the business team – allowing them to create a container of rules to pass to the IT group for implementation in a [...]

A new white paper is posted to Decision Management Solutions company site, “Maximizing the Value of Business Rules – Decision Management streamlines and focuses business rules projects for faster, more effective deployment“. Summary: Business rules management systems deliver on the promise of costs savings, agility and happy customers. Yet for many companies, business rules efforts remain point [...]

A new white paper is up on Decision Management Solutions company site, “The Decisions at the Heart of Your Processes – How Decision Management simplifies business processes and improves results.” It is a companion paper to the workshop I gave last week at Gartner BPM 2011. Summary: Companies applying Business Process Management can create simpler and [...]