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Paul Harmon of BPTrends had an interesting post last month - What Techniques Should a Process Methodology Support? - that made me want to make a pitch for decision modeling as a core technique for process modelers. In his article he quotes a friend as saying that this friend "didn't include Decision Management (or Business Rules) in process, [...]

Actian has recently released its new Actian Analytics Platform (blogged about here) to deliver scale, parallelism, advanced analytics etc. Following on from this they announced a new offering, Clear Path. The Clear Path Program is designed to provide blueprints to help customers adopt this platform and deliver "transformational value". Clear Path Analytics Blueprints package up [...]

Please describe your current role and title DecisionViz is a management consultant that helps companies build leadership in the processes, people, and culture around data visualization. We work with senior management to elevate visualization from the activity of reporting and making charts to being integrated with their daily decision-making. I founded the company in 2012. [...]

As part of our ongoing “Meet our Partners Series” I caught up with Juergen Pitschke of BCS, a Decision Management Solutions partner. Juergen and I are giving a webinar on April 1 - Getting Started with Decision Management. Please describe your current role and title and tell us a little about your company I’m Juergen Pitschke the founder [...]

A Decision Management Manifesto

I am pleased to announce the publication of The Decision Management Manifesto. The goal of the manifesto is to provide decision management practitioners with a useful synthesis of many years as a decision management practitioner, speaker, author and trainer. I am fortunate to work with and talk to a lot of people about Decision Management [...]

I went to listen to the folks from Cardinal Health talking about their supply chain and their use of BPM, Decision Management and analytics. Cardinal Health delivers products to medical facilities with 60,000 sites delivered to daily, 86% of US hospitals use them and 30,000 employees are involved. Cardinal Health is focused on helping improve cost-effectiveness and quality of [...]

IBM BPM and ODM Analyst Summit

Getting started at the IBM analyst summit for business process management and decision management. David Millen kicked off with a somewhat rambling introduction to the current state of process and decision management in the market and at IBM. Some key points: Managing business processes, making them more efficient, remains the top priority for companies when [...]

I am speaking at an event in Dresden, Germany on Decision Management (details here) on June 7 17:00 - 19:00 CET. I will be giving an introduction to Decision Management. Business processes and business logic are two sides of same coin. Without an explicit consideration of business rules, process models can be incomplete and topics such [...]

Bosch Software Innovations (the company that emerged from Bosch’s acquisition of Innovations Software Technology with its Visual Rules BRM suite some years ago) acquired inubit last year and has been working to develop an integrated portfolio. The inubit acquisition came after a number of joint projects where customers used both inubit Suite for BPM and [...]

First Look – FICO Model Central

FICO Model Central is the latest addition to FICO’s Decision Management platform and is focused on lifecycle management of predictive analytic models in the context of an overall Decision Management implementation. The original driver was a growing regulatory requirement in the banking industry to have a regular cycle of model validation and monitoring of predictive [...]

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 [...]

Decision Management can only succeed if the business rules for decisions can be effectively managed. Effective management must involve both business and IT organizations. There must be alignment and collaboration if the business rules are to be managed correctly. Indeed empowering this collaboration is the primary value of a business rules management system. Yet most [...]

CRISP-DM - Cross-Industry Standard Process for Data Mining - is the best known data mining methodology out there. It's been around a long time but ownership/management of the consortium that developed it has gotten complex recently (the CRISP-DM.ORG site is down at present for instance but you can get some details in the CRISP-DM Wikipedia [...]

Brian McDonough of IDC talked about the drivers for pervasive BI in organizations. He identified various metrics for measuring pervasiveness. Each of these could be assessed (from beginner to expert for instance) to see how well an organization is doing. Data Update Frequency Percent of Power Users Degree of Internal Use Degree of External Use [...]

I am back home after a couple of days at IBM IMPACT 2011 in Las Vegas and as promised here are a couple of closing thoughts. Decision Management has gone mainstream IBM put Decision Management front and center alongside Business Process Management. For someone like me who has been writing and talking about Decision Management [...]

IBM IMPACT 2011 Day 2 Keynotes

Steve Mills kicked off day 2 to talk about the kind of IT architecture that supports business agility. Your IT architecture, he says, must enable business processes run reliably and securely across application silos. Business must own their processes and their data, not have them be subsumed into siloed packaged applications. IT must enable these [...]

IBM WebSphere update

Helping clients transform their business is the theme. In the rapidly changing world, transformation is not optional and it doesn’t come easy. IBM talks about a “culture of adaptability” and about complex business ecosystems that pull together capabilities from multiple companies as part of delivering new products and services. IBM’s recent focus has been on [...]

I was presenting this week to a company that asked what trends I saw in business rules. I had my ow thoughts but I also reached out to some other experience business rules implementers. Here's what we came up with: A broader context for business rules Business rules are increasingly adopted as part of a [...]

My friend Carsten Ziegler, with Thomas Albrecht, has just released a new book on business rules for SAP customers - BRFplus -- Business Rule Management for ABAP Applications. I was delighted to provide a foreword to this book as I think BRFplus is a terrific tool for SAP customers, giving them the power of business [...]

Syndicated from ebizQ Last week Carole-Ann posted on 2 MegaTrends at Business Rules Forum 2010. I normally agree with a lot of what she has to say but this time I am going to have to take exception to one of her points. Her second mega trend is that innovation has dried up in the [...]