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Last week, Silicon Valley research firm Aragon Research cited Decision Management Solutions as a visual and business-friendly extension to digital business platforms and named us a 2017 Hot Vendor in Digital Business Platforms. We’re delighted about this and feel pretty strongly that this validates our vision of a federated digital decisioning platform as an essential ingredient [...]

I am attending this year’s Building Business Capability conference and blogging sessions like this one from Jim Sinur of Aragon Research. I gave a tutorial earlier in the week on decision modeling with DMN and will be speaking later in the week with David Herring of Kaiser Permanente (and signing my new book, Available now! Real-World Decision Modeling [...]

Jim Sinur, Gartner Emeritus, is next at Building Business Capability talking about the possibilities of transformation resulting from BPM and process models. Businesses, he says, are in a battle to lead in revenue per hour worked. This means a constant focus on increasing productivity and the linkage of every action to desired business outcomes. It [...]

A recent Gartner group announcement said something that caught my eye Seventy percent of high-performing companies will manage their business processes using real-time predictive analytics or extreme collaboration by 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. “It has been technically possible to implement real-time analytics in transactional and record-keeping operational applications for decades. However, few business processes [...]

I got to hear Jim Sinur (@jimsinur)talk about intelligent business operations – what he sees as the future of business process and business rules at Building Business Capability 2012. Jim sees two critical trends – a focus on incremental transformation and a new business/IT gap driven by the business’ focus on business process and IT’s focus [...]

Jim Sinur had an interesting post this week – Don’t Get Stuck with Bad Policy/Rule Management. In it he said I think organizations that do not manage their policies/rules may find themselves behind the eight ball a sentiment with which I completely agree. But I would go one step further, organizations that do not manage [...]

When I blogged about Jim Sinur’s session “Business rules are king” at the Gartner BPM Summit I provoked a very thoughtful response from Tom Graves – On business rules. While Tom strongly agreed with the basic implication that organizations need discipline around business rules he identified three concerns, all of which seem to me to [...]

It’s the end of day 1 of the Business Rules Forum/Enterprise Decision Management Summit and time to write a wrap up post for the day – no live blogging today as I have too much on as track chair to sit behind my keyboard! Today I got to attend Jim Sinur’s keynote and sessions from [...]

While at the recent Gartner BPM conference (twitter feed at #gartnerbpm) I got some interesting questions from @gagan_s. He saw my posts on the bare essentials of making rules work and @skemsley‘s post on my advanced decisioning for process excellence session (recording here). The first question he asked was a follow-up to Jim Sinur (@jimsinur) [...]

Jim Sinur on the topic of business rules management – BRM – and its role as the misunderstood partner for process.  Jim argues you cannot survive, much less thrive, if you do not know your business rules. In particular, you must pull out and make explicit the 30% ff your most volatile rules. These rules [...]

Jim Sinur introduced the session by describing how Gartner saw BPM being used to turn a cost reduction axe into a cost reduction scalpel during the recent recession – cutting more precisely. The current economic climate he says is “nirvana” for BPM and BPM is not perceived as a luxury but a necessity. The session’s [...]

Jim Sinur and Dave McCoy of Gartner hosted a quick session on making rules work at the Gartner BPM show. With only 30 minutes this was quick and dirty and the audience was overwhelmingly people completely new to business rules (though not to BPM). Dave outlined his 5 pieces of advice: Ignore standards While it [...]

BPM Optimization and Simulation

Jim Sinur is up next on optimization and simulation. The world is changing fast so he sees the use of optimization and simulation becoming broader than its traditional role of improving existing process. Optimization and simulation allows: Try new processes in a safe environment Give business people power to try changes before they go live [...]

I am the chair of the Summit and I am going to give … A Keynote on Smarter Systems for Uncertain Times A Tutorial on Maximizing the ROI of a Business Rules Investment with Decision Management A Special Talk on Performance Management and Agility The Early Bird rate for the Summit has been extended one [...]

Syndicated from ebizQ Jim Sinur had a short post on The Power of Visibility with BPM Enabled Processes that made me think about another kind of visibility – visibility of decisions. One of the most powerful benefits of adopting business rules to manage decisions is that the approach generates increased visibility into the decision making [...]

Jim Sinur asked (and answered) a similar question on this blog recently – Do I Really Need a Business Rule Capability? Now I generally talk about Decision Services as the driver for business rules – services that answer business questions for other services – so how can you tell that a service is ideal for [...]

Syndicated from ebizQ Jim Sinur, over on the Gartner blog, has a post this week on Rule Guided Processes are the Way of the Future in which he says There are obvious benefits in making business policies/rules explicit and easily changed via accompanying quick-change processes. Now I have blogged before about the power of business [...]

Syndicated from ebizQ Well last week was exciting on the ebizQ blog – thousands of new visitors after a link from a popular programming blog. This article – Programming Sucks! Or At Least, It Ought To – referred to an old article of mine – Don’t soft-code, use business rules that had been prompted by [...]

Jim Sinur posted BPM Needs to Add More Intelligence to Decisions Surrounding Processes and said: Going forward, I see a need for more sophisticated decisions that will require a deeper integration of rules, analytics, and complex events. If you read my blogs, you know I agree with this statement in broad terms. I think, however, [...]

Inspired by a post of Jim Sinur’s – Can the Business Really Use BPM Technologies Without Help? – I started thinking about the decision management corollary: Can the business use decision management technology without help? Regular readers will know that I often refer to the dirty secret of business rules: Business users don’t want to [...]