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My colleague Gagan Saxena is presenting with Andrew Ray of Goldman Sachs on Beyond Textbooks: Building the Modern Business Architecture at this year’s Building Business Capability conference. A modern Business Architecture has been developed to align organizational change projects and to leverage new technologies. Value Streams, Capabilities, Processes, Decisions, Data, Events and Metrics have been lined up [...]

While many, most, organizations know they need to focus on business processes, a matching focus on operational decisions is less common. The effective combination of Business Process Management (BPM) with Business Decision Management (BDM) is emerging as a critical element in successful organizations. BPMInstitute.org has been providing insight and education on the relationship between business rules/Business Decision Management [...]

I have just been announced as the new Editorial Director for Business Decision Management on BPMInstitute.org. The plan is that I will guide the direction of the Business Decision Management or BDM content as well as teach a number of new and improved training courses. BPMInstitute.org is a great outfit and I am excited to [...]

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 [...]

Sapiens has been around for over 25 years developing technology solutions around business rules and model-based development, specifically in financial services and insurance. Established in 1982 and NASDAQ traded, they have $100M in annual revenues post a couple of recent mergers. They have over 750 employees in US, Canada, UK, Japan, Australia, Belgium and Israel. [...]

We have released the first version of our Decision Management Systems Platform Technology report. This report is available free for download from http://www.decisionmanagementsolutions.com/decision-management-technology. One of the challenges is that multiple product categories exist in the market for the capabilities we discuss in the report. These product categories often overlap. While there are many Business Rules [...]

Bruce Silver wrote a couple of interesting posts on this topic – Integrating Process and Rules – Part 1 and Part 2. Reading Bruce’s posts, and thinking back on the various posts I have written about business process and business decision management (Risks of pursuing BPM without decisioning, Adding decisioning to your BPM initiative or [...]

I just wrote an article for BPM Institute on The Technology of Business (Enterprise) Decision Management. It’s short but, if you want more, Neil and I are working on a multi-vendor study of the technology for decision management that we should have available really soon…

Well at least one more as of today – Jim Sinur, over on his Gartner blog – has finally started to use the phrase he has been threatening to use for a while “Intelligent Decision Management”. While Jim has not published a formal definition – I expect he will soon now he is back at [...]

My good friends Larry Goldberg and Barbara von Halle have just published an interesting article: The New Frontier: BPM, BDM and SOA. It’s worth a read as it makes some good points about the intersection of BPM and decision management – whether Business Decision Management or Enterprise Decision Management.

Yesterday my old buddy Dave Wright told me about Bill James on 60 minutes – for those of you who don’t know, Bill James is the Red Sox stats guy who, like Billy Beane at the Oakland As, uses data mining and analytics to drive recruiting, game planning etc. Dave’s comment was “now that’s Decision [...]

How are you integrating business rules and analytics? How are you adding intelligence to your business processes? How are you putting analytics to work in your operational systems? How, in other words, are you using Enterprise Decision Management (EDM) to innovate your business? Your colleagues and peers want to know. We invite you to present [...]

The current issue of BPM Strategies magazine has a Q&A on decision management – check out the online version of the magazine (members of the BPM Institute only).