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Bastian Steinart of Signavio came up after the break. Like Jan and I, he focused on their experience with DMN on Decision Management projects and the need for additional concepts. Better support for handling lists and sets, handling iteration and multiplicity for instance is also something they find essential. They have developed some extensions to [...]

I will be giving a webinar on BCS on April 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM EST, 16:00 CET Organizations like yours are improving results, streamlining operations and personalizing customer transactions by automating the repeatable decisions central to their operations. These organizations are using the time-tested and proven decision management approach to effectively apply business rule, predictive [...]

I am a faculty member for the International Institute for Analytics and recently published two new briefs on how to use decision requirements modeling in the successful application of analytics, especially (but not solely) more advanced analytics such as data mining or predictive analytics. Decision Discovery for a Major Business Function This outlines how an organization [...]

Enterprise Architects partner with the business to help them take full advantage of the technologies that their organizations are using, or should be using. They map technologies to the business requirements, ensure that technologies are applied cost-effectively and for maximum business benefit. Why do Enterprise Architects want Decision Management? Many Enterprise Architects are chartered with [...]

As many of you know, Decision Management Solutions publishes a report on Decision Management Systems platform technologies. We have just released a new version with more vendor information, links to product reviews and great new content on best practices and key product characteristics. To recap: Decision Management Systems are agile, analytic and adaptive. They are [...]

A quick bit of Decision Management Solutions news here on the blog today. We are delighted to announce that Gagan Saxena, previously the CIO of Apple Vacations, has joined Decision Management Solutions as VP of Consulting and one of our Principal Consultants. Gagan brings more than 20 years experience in enterprise architecture, reengineering, organizational change [...]

Session 2750 at IBM’s IMPACT this year is titled “Decision Management Trends with Author and Thought Leader James Taylor”. I will be discussing Decision Management, how to build Decision Management Systems and more. UPDATE: I will be joined by a great panel of technical architects who will answer your questions on Decision Management: AVP/Product Mgr [...]

Organizations are adopting a new class of operational systems called Decision Management Systems to meet the demands of consumers, regulators and markets because traditional systems are too inflexible, fail to learn and adapt and crucially cannot apply analytics to take advantage of “Big Data.” Decision Management Systems, as I described in my book, are agile, [...]

A client of mine – Fiserv in Norcross GA – is looking a Decision Management Architect. This individual will be required to: Partner with Fiserv Business Units and 3rd parties/partners to lead and facilitate the definition of a robust & scalable technical architecture foundation for the solution that would meet business requirements and vision of [...]

Syndicated from ebizQ Decision-centric organizations also focus on automating, not just supporting, decisions. They use this focus to develop simpler, standard processes and to become more event-driven. With decisions at the forefront, organizations need to change their thinking about automation. Instead of regarding information systems as simple stores of information that people use, they need [...]

Gerry Mooney – IBM’s point man for fiscal stimulus and economic recovery. He feels that the Smarter Planet initiative and the current economy/stimulus are closely linked, at least potentially. Stimulus money could be focused on managing the current crisis more effectively but it could also be used to build a 21st Century infrastructure. In addition, [...]

Thomas Erl presented on the Architecture of Service-Orientation to start the breakout sessions and build on his opening comments. The key challenge is that of the endless IT progress cycle – the business continually needs more and different support from IT to deal with changes to business models while IT has new and changing capabilities [...]

An old colleague asked me to explain a little about the difference between Complex Event Processing or CEP and decision management. In particular he referenced a recent series of articles by James Kobelius in which the last one (titled Really Happy in Real Time) discussed how “Complex event processing empowers the contact center to manage [...]

First session today was some folks from Allstate Financial talking about the Impact of Service Oriented Architecture on Data Modeling: A Case Study. AllState Financial has the large number of data sources typical of a large corporation. Each line of business has its own administrative systems and mergers and acquisitions also create new data sources. [...]

Last up for me today were some folks from IBM on IBM Metadata Strategy – An Information Management Perspective. IBM’s focus is Information on Demand – getting information about of the data management layer and into an integration layer from which it can be delivered as business intelligence and performance management. I, of course, would [...]

Darren from ASG presented next on Metadata enabled Business/IT Integration. Business metadata can be contained in all sorts of things like data models, XML and database schemas, process definitions, ERP/CRM etc. Not clear who created what or which ones are “right” and things like mergers and acquisitions may create new problems. There is no “right” [...]

Neil and I are attending the DAMA conference this week and I will be blogging from some sessions. First one (after a fairly long set of announcements) is the Tuesday morning keynote, Michael Blechar of Gartner on The Yin & Yang of Process and Data: Which Will Be King of the Next Generation of Applications? [...]

As I consider business rules a form of model-driven architecture, I thought I would share this new LinkedIn Group from Joahn den Haan http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/50539/04809C3A2E89 The idea is to form a group of folks interested in MDA on LinkedIn so, if you are interested, go ahead and request membership.

What IS the SOA Consortium anyway?

I realized yesterday that people might not know what the SOA Consortium is, so I thought I would publish some quick notes. The SOA consortium (www.soa-consortium.org) is a time-limited (2010) advocacy group for business-driven SOA. In other words they are going to “Promote and enable business agility via SOA to allow businesses to compete, innovate [...]