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There is a great article from Bain and Company from 2013 that Elena Makurochkina (@elenamdata) pointed me to today – Infobesity: The enemy of good decisions. This is not only a fabulous phrase – infobesity feels viscerally correct as soon as you see it – but a great article too. Some quotes: Companies have overindulged in information. Some [...]

As you may have noticed I am working on a new book – Available now! Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN – with Jan Purchase. Yesterday Jan had a great blog post – Why Decision Modeling? (In 1000 Words). Jan makes some great points, emphasizing the value of  decision modeling with DMN in: Transparency of the logic Separation  of [...]

Mark Clare, the Global Head of Data/Information Management and CDO at HSBC, came up next to be interviewed by Jill Dyche of SAS. Mark has been a CDO previously and took his latest role in large part because it is a business role focused on driving data into the operations of several division. He and [...]

Decision modeling as part of the requirements phase or iteratively during agile projects makes it easier for business users to fully participate in Drools implementations and maintenance. If you missed our webinar, Engaging Business Users with Drools, the presentation and webcast are now available. In the webinar Mariano De Maio, CTO of Drools experts Plugtree and I present how [...]

I am giving a webinar on Plugtree, on October 8 at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern: Drools is a technically strong, high performance Business Rules Management System (BRMS). Drools has editors that can be configured so business analysts and business users can maintain and update business rules but many organizations trying to engage their business users in this [...]

Welcome to Part Two  of my interview with Jan Purchase, Director and Co-Founder of LuxMagi (Part One of the interview is here). Lux Magi are experts in helping their clients automate complex, legal and regulatory compliance processes using business rules technology and decision management.  Jan and I gave a webinar on Agile and Cost Effective Financial Compliance: Going [...]

I am giving a webinar on Lux Magi. Decision management and business rules management systems are the ideal platform for an agile and cost-effective compliance approach. In regulated industries like financial services, leading companies are building compliance into every process and system with consistency and transparency across the entire organization and with the agility to meet [...]

I recently checked out The Evolution of Decision Making – How leading organizations are adopting a data-driven culture, a new white paper from the Harvard Business Review sponsored by SAS: People have long preached the benefits of relying on data and insights from business intelligence (BI) and analytics to help make better and timelier decisions. A reliance [...]

In conjunction with ASUG, the SAP user group,  I am giving a members only webinar on Managing and Evolving Decisions with DecisionsFirst Modeler and SAP Netweaver Decision Service Management, July 11 at 8am PT/11am ET. I am speaking with Carsten Ziegler, Architect and Chief Product Owner of SAP Netweaver Decision Service Management. Decision requirements models allow business analyst, [...]

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. [...]

I am giving a webinar on Managing and Evolving Decisions with DecisionsFirst Modeler and SAP Netweaver Decision Service Management, May16 at 7am PT/10am ET / 16:00 CET. I am speaking with Carsten Ziegler, Architect and Chief Product Owner of SAP Netweaver Decision Service Management. Decision requirements models allow business analyst, architects and decision designers to describe the decision-making [...]

I am giving a webinar on Creating and Managing Executable Decision Models with DecisionsFirst Modeler and OpenRules®, May 7 at 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern. This webcast will demonstrate how graphical decision requirement models can be integrated with executable decision models. Decision requirements models allow business analyst, architects and decision designers to describe the decision-making they [...]

I have been getting a bit behind with my blogging and tweeting recently but I was struck by a comment on Howard Dresner’s thread (@howarddresner) based on preliminary results from his survey (http://wisdomsurvey.com). #BetterDecisionMaking (so far) is the top goal for #BusinessIntelligence – wisdomsurvey.com #BIWisdom — Howard Dresner (@howarddresner) March 8, 2013 and Boris Evelson [...]

IBM has two core Decision Management products, Operational Decision Management and Analytical Decision Management. As noted yesterday CIOs see a need to drive better real time decisions while CEOs see the need to differentiate their organizations by translating insight into actions (by making decisions). The Decision Management solutions are focused on optimizing decisions – not [...]

KDNuggets had an interesting poll this week in which readers expressed themselves as Skeptical of Machine Learning replacing Domain Expertise. This struck me not because I disagree but because I think it is in some ways the wrong question: Any given decision is made based on a combination of information, know-how and pre-cursor decisions. The know-how [...]