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This webinar is at 7am PT, 10am ET and 16:00 CET to support our European customers. This webinar will focus on business rules and on Business Rules Management Systems as a platform for Decision Management Systems. You will learn how a Business Rules Management System makes the agility and transparency you need possible and what [...]

I had no slides for my session but I thought I would post my notes or outline: I have just written a new book called Decision Management Systems about a class of system not widely deployed in organizations. They’re not new systems – I have been talking about them and helping people build them for [...]

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 [...]

I am participating in a Business Agility Radio event on Thursday October 27th at 11:30 am Pacific/2:30pm Eastern (NOTE CHANGED TIME). We’re going to talk for 25-30 minutes about my new book; about what we mean when we talk about decision management; where it is best used and where it’s best left alone; how DM [...]

This is an update of an earlier post on Decision Technology Events for October 2011 There are a number of great events related to Decision Management themes and technology platforms this Fall.  Here’s my list so far: Computerworld BI & Analytics Perspectives 2011, 18-20 September, Phoenix, AZ @BIAPCW I am giving the opening keynote “From Business [...]

There are a number of great events related to Decision Management themes and technology platforms this October. Here’s my list so far for October 2011 Teradata Partners Conference and Expo 2-6 October, San Diego, CA This is a great conference for anyone using or considering Teradata. I assume that this year there will be a [...]

I am giving a workshop on Driving Enterprise Decisions with Business Analytics at Predictive Analytics World in New York all day on Tuesday October 18th. Putting business analytics to work is top of mind for organizations like yours. Business agility and operational responsiveness are more important than ever. There is a real opportunity to use [...]

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 [...]

Westenrot and Wurttembergbische AG is a German financial services company covering insurance, home loans and savings. W&W had a set of business processes for order processing across all the products sold by the bank. These processes validated, completed and stored the order data and then generate a PDF to send to the customer/archive and update [...]

Three folks from Nationwide Insurance introduced their ILOG business rules implementation. Nationwide is one of the largest insurance and financial services companies with multiple brands offering products in property and casualty, mortgages, lines of credit, retirement plans and more. They are 124 on the Fortune 500, 16M policies and 32,000 staff. This project focused on [...]

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 [...]

As companies move to this more changeable, uncertain world that requires a coordinate extended enterprise, it is essential to manage decisions as well as processes – not by using process management to manage decisions but by managing decisions alongside processes. These operational decisions – micro decisions – are the front line in driving business agility [...]

Nancy Pearson and David Farrell kicked off the main event. 8,000 people at IBM IMPACT apparently and Nancy introduced the key themes – helping companies optimize for growth and focus on delivering results. The topics are based on a continued focus on getting business and IT to work together (a key theme of Decision Management [...]

I am presenting at an IBM/Information Week webinar What, exactly, do you mean by business rules on December 9th. I will try to clear up the confusion between rules and decisions, explaining why this distinction is critical if you expect to incorporate improved agility into your organization’s ability to respond to market demands, competitive actions [...]

Rob Ashe and Fred Balboni kicked off the IBM Business Analytics Analyst Summit with a presentation on IBM’s overall strategy for analytics – product and consulting in an integrated view. Of course this is IBM so everything starts with Smarter Planet – and Smarter Planet begins with how to get insight to drive better performance, [...]

Syndicated from ebizQ I got another comment on an old article of mine that is linked to a popular programming site – Don’t soft-code, use business rules. This remains my most commented post and the new comment basically repeats some of the arguments made before – that making a change to code is only hard/time [...]

I am giving a workshop between Predictive Analytics World and Business Rules Forum called “Driving Enterprise Decisions with Business Analytics and Business Rules”. Putting business analytics to work is top of mind for organizations like yours. Business agility and operational responsiveness are more important than ever. There is a real opportunity to use analytics – [...]

Syndicated from ebizQ Sapphire, SAP’s big show, is on this week and I have been following the twitter stream (I was invited but couldn’t make it). Merv Adrian (@merv) had a sequence of posts about some SAP customers (Shell and Unilever) that really struck me: Shell … “Once you pour electronic concrete, it’s hard to [...]

I presented on the role of decision management in adding agility to Performance Management to the BI SIG of the SDForum last night. Here are the slides and Paul O’Rorke blogged a summary. Performance management and agilty View more presentations from Decision Management Solutions.

Syndicated from ebizQ Johan den Haan had a great post on Business Agility through Model Driven Development in which he had 3 things important to driving business agility: Provide short feedback cycles. …From the start you need iterations, a lot of them. …finally learn from the production system by monitoring it and feeding that information [...]