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I am teaching a tutorial at Building Business Capability 2017 on Decision-Centric Business Transformation: Decision Modeling, Monday November 6 at 1:30pm. Whether simplifying business processes; increasing straight through processing; applying big data, advanced analytics or AI/cognitive technology; or looking for dramatic reductions in time to market, many transformation opportunities require a focus on decision-making. In fact, [...]

I am giving a tutorial on Decision Modeling with DMN at this year's Building Business Capability conference and there's still time to register for it. Decision modeling is fast becoming a must know technique for business analysts and business architects. Decision modeling aligns processes, business rules and data in the most optimal way possible. When [...]

As Jan and I work on our book, Available now! Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN, we have been discussing some of the common misconceptions about decision modeling that we’ve encountered among adopters. This is going to be one of the chapters in the book, in which we analyze misguided applications of decision modeling and their consequences, but [...]

I am giving a tutorial at this year's Building Business Capability Conference on Decision Modeling with DMN Decision modeling is fast becoming a must know technique for business analysts and business architects. Decision modeling aligns processes, business rules and data in the most optimal way possible. When analytics or business rules need to be integrated [...]

Decision Management Solutions joined the OneDecision.io consortium back in September and we have been working with them ever since both within the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standards process and to provide some integration between the OneDecision.io Java-based reference implementation for DMN execution (which supports basic decision tables, JSON data types, and the standardized DMN XML interchange format) [...]

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 [...]

I am giving a webinar on "Framing Analytic Requirements with Decision Modeling" April 2, 9am Pacific/Noon Eastern: One of the most important steps in a predictive analytic effort is correctly framing the problem a way that creates a shared understanding of the business problem across business, IT and analytics teams. Established analytic approaches such as CRISP-DM stress [...]

As you may know, Tom Debevoise and I recently published The MicroGuide to Process and Decision Modeling in BPMN/DMN: Building More Effective Processes by Integrating Process Modeling with Decision Modeling. The Business Process Model and Notation, BPMN 2.0, has established itself as the dominant standard for process modeling since its release in 2011. The publication [...]

Steve Knode of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and I will be talking about how you can use Decision Modeling to specify requirements for predictive analytic projects at 2:40pm on March 31, 2015 Establishing a shared understanding of the business problem across business, IT and analytics teams is critical for successful predictive analytics projects. Recently [...]

Well it's official - the Object Management Group's Board of Directors has voted to publish the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) specification. You can see the press release here. Decision Management Solutions is excited to be a submitter for this new standard. As I say in the press release: "Decision modeling is transforming how organizations adopt powerful [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

There's a great article over on Computerworld - 12 predictive analytics screw-ups. They asked some of my favorite data miners (John Elder and Jeff Deal of Elder Research, Eric Siegel of Prediction Impact and Dean Abbott of Abbott Analytics) what they saw as the top ways to screw up predictive analytic projects. The list of 12 [...]

My colleague at Decision Management Solutions, Gagan Saxena, has just posted on Designing User Experience with SAP Screen Personas. As he and I have worked more with decision modeling (or decision requirements models as they are sometimes known) we have found more and more uses for them. As you can see from the role of decision requirements modeling [...]

The folks at Tableau have a nice little white paper 10 Tips to Create Useful & Beautiful Visualizations (registration required). Many of these are pretty straightforward, if still valuable reminders of best practice. I particularly liked Tip #1 - "tell a story" - as this is obviously critical for a powerful visualization. But I have one more [...]

Mychelle Mollot kicked off day 2 of the Analyst Insights event discussing the analytic skills gap. Only 1 in 10 organizations, she says, feel they have the tech skills they need while 3 in 4 students feel they lack the skills they need. Meanwhile 72% of academic institutions believe they generate employable graduates but only [...]

My old friend David Raab just published a new white paper The Customer Data Platform: A new foundation for customer management (download for free with registration from ReachForce). In this paper David reiterates the power of marketing automation with some great stats on how much better companies that apply marketing automation perform when it comes to [...]

Earlier this week I posted on the value of decision requirements modeling in analytic projects when it comes to coping with some of the analytic skills shortages people face. But this is not the only reason to focus on decision requirements if you are focused on predictive analytics and data mining.  In fact decision requirements modeling [...]

There are lots of articles these days about the challenges of recruiting enough data scientists, predictive analytic specialists or data miner (whatever you call them). There's not enough of them and it's hard for most companies to compete with Google, Amazon, Facebook et al let alone political campaigns and startups. For most companies simply going [...]

While at IBM's IMPACT I recorded an Ignite presentation. For those of you who don't know, the idea behind Ignite presentations is that you get 5 minutes (exactly) and 20 slides that move every 15 seconds to make one point. I presented on Why Model Decisions? and the result is shown below. Decision requirements modeling [...]