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One of the most useful ways to define an approach is to contrast it with other established approaches. Decision Management is often compared with various kinds of Business Intelligence and with Business Process Management. And because Decision Management uses Business Rules and Data Mining or Business Analytics, it is also compared with these approaches individually. [...]

The Business Rules Forum/Enterprise Decision Management Summit in Las Vegas offers the most complete set of talks on business rules as well as some great sessions on rules in the context of BPM, adding analytics and focusing on decisions. I am giving a keynote on smarter systems for uncertain times, chairing the decision management track [...]

This week’s event calendar is below. The intent of this weekly post is to focus on web events coming in the next few weeks and conferences in the coming months. If you know about web or physical events around business rules, analytics, optimization or decision management, please let me know – james@decisionmanagementsolutions.com. Web Events: Silverlink: [...]

The International Business Rules Forum™ is the premier Conference dedicated to Business Rules, where the future of Business Rules, Decisioning, Compliance & Enterprise Design is taking shape! This year’s event covers Business Rules, Decision Management, Business Process, Governance and Compliance. Once again I will be giving a tutorial and a keynote and acting as track [...]

At last year’s Business Rules Forum I participated in a great panel on future trends in business rules and decision management with Ron Ross of BR Solutions, Don Baisley of Microsoft and Jim Sinur of Gartner. You can check out the transcript on BR Community. Don’t forget this year’s event – the premier opportunity to [...]

Enterprise Decision Management Summit 2009 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nov. 1-5, 2009 Business Rules Decision Management Business Alignment Symposium – New! “How-to” Project Labs – New! Business Process Management Track – New! CEP Workshop – New! Make sure you’re on the Business Rules Forum mailing list – sign-up here: http://www.businessrulesforum.com While you are [...]

The EDM Summit is going to Las Vegas, Nov 1-5, 2009 Mark Your Calendars! The 2009 event will be bigger and better than ever. In addition to the usual focus on business rules and intelligent decisioning (chaired by yours-truly), there are going to be a Business Alignment Symposium and “How-To” Project Labs to deliver practical [...]

I thought I would wrap up with some closing thoughts for the week: Lots of discussion of the importance of data – understanding it, integrating it, cleaning it and making the same data available to those reporting on it, doing analytics with it and running operational systems. Interesting times in the rules market with recent [...]

EDM Summit – Day 3 Begins

Day 3 starts early – 8am for the first session. The Expo closed yesterday and today will be just content. Yesterday was an interesting day with lots of discussion among the attendees of the Oracle acquisition of Haley. Here are the blog posts I found for yesterday 2008 Business Rules Forum – Day 1 2008 [...]

EDM Summit – Day 2 Begins

Getting ready for my keynote and wanted to post a few quick things. Firstly other bloggers: Sandy Kemsley, Paul Vincent and Mike Kaviz are all here and are/will be posting. Here are the links I found so far: Business Rules Forum: Vendor Panel Business Rules Forum: Mixing Rules and Process Business Rules Forum: Ron Ross [...]

Next week Neil and I will be at the EDM Summit/Business Rules Forum the whole week so say hi if you are there and look for posts from the show.

Great event, nice little discount

There is a great conference coming up October 26-30 – not only are Neil and I Co-Chairs but readers of the blog can get a discount. We are presenting twice – A Pre-Conference Tutorial Succeeding as a Decision-Centric Organization and a Keynote Competing on Decisions. Because of this you can get a special $100 Conference [...]

Remember the 1st Enterprise Decision Management Summit and the 11th International Business Rules Forum ? October 26-30, 2008 at the Buena Vista Palace, Orlando FL. Don’t forget that as a reader of this blog we are able to offer you a special, one-time offer as an honorary member of the Friends and Family of the [...]

1st Enterprise Decision Management Summit and the 11th International Business Rules Forum October 26-30, 2008 at the Buena Vista Palace, Orlando FL. I am pleased to announce that we have published the agenda for the Enterprise Decision Management Summit and Business Rules Forum. This is the first time we have run the EDM Summit and [...]

I am involved in two great decision management conferences this year and I wanted to quickly post about them to encourage you to attend – apologies to readers of my other blogs who may see this information more than once. First up is InterACT, Fair Isaac’s show on decision management and analytics, April 27-30. I [...]

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 [...]

Ron Ross recently gave his keynote from the Business Rules Forum as a webinar. You can access the recording (free registration required) here. It’s a great overview and well worth your time.

Now I am back from the forum I thought I would blog a quick summary of the posts I found on various blogs. These include mine, Sandy Kemsley’s Column2, David Raab on the Customer Experience and Edison over on the Drools blog. A framework for selecting business rules platforms Ron Ross keynote and From Business [...]

One of the interesting panels was the one that Steve Hendrick of IDC hosted where representatives of many of the big players in business rules took questions. I did not attempt to take detailed notes but here are some of the things that struck me: All the vendors are very focused on providing more tools [...]

Scott Sehlhorst of Tyner Blain and I presented on Getting It Right. Rules and Requirements in Software. Scott writes a great blog on requirements. The slides are on slideshare here | View | Upload your own I reviewed one of the books we referenced, Use Cases: Requirements in Context Enjoy.