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Leveraging Organizational Knowledge with Decision Modeling

Organizational decisions are not as effective as they could be because organizational knowledge is not directly connected to the decisions that impact business performance. Decision modeling helps deploy existing knowledge and highlights knowledge gaps that need to be filled. Knowledge is diffused across the organization How do we know if we are making good decisions? […]

DMN and TDM Compared – New Brief

We are pleased to announce a new resource, DMN and TDM Compared, posted to our Briefs Page. The Decision Model and Notation (DMN) industry standard and The Decision Model (TDM) are decision modeling approaches that have both similarities and differences. TDM is a proprietary approach established in 2009. Because it is well established and still practiced, […]

DecisionCamp 2017 Recap: DMN and Analytics

I was pleased to be able to both attend and present at DecisionCamp 2017 in London on refinements to DMN and decision modeling for analytics. I want to thank my fellow members of the organizing committee and I would like to recognize the efforts of the conference Chair, Dr. Jacob Feldman, for making this important […]

Upgrading Clinical Decision Support Systems with Decision Modeling and Business Rules

Kaiser Permanente is developing Clinical Decision Support systems using a combination of Decision Modeling, DecisionsFirst Modeler and IBM’s Business Rules Management System ODM. Their experience is that well-designed decision services can replace existing guideline documents. This is critical as guideline documents are expensive to develop (they involve significant investment from SMEs) and even good guidelines are of […]

Can Machine Learning Solve Your Business Problem?

One of my LinkedIn contacts recently pointed to this great little article on HBR – How to Tell If Machine Learning Can Solve Your Business Problem – and it makes some points that show the potential for decision modeling to help you better apply machine learning and other analytic techniques. The author begins by pointing out that automation is […]

New Book: Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN now available!

I am delighted to announce that Jan Purchase, founder of Lux Magi, and I have finished what we believe is the definitive guide to decision modeling with the Object Management Group’s Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard, Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN. The book is now on general release and available for purchase from Amazon and Barnes and Noble (full details on the Meghan Kiffer site).

BBC 2016: Building a Modern Business Architecture

At the recent Building Business Capability 2016 conference, Gagan Saxena, our VP of Consulting, and Andrew Ray of Goldman Sachs presented on building a modern business architecture – one that connects design (business at rest) to operations (business in motion). A perfect architecture would provide an organizing framework that synchronizes:

Trip Report BBC 2016

We are back from an excellent week at the Building Business Capability Conference 2016. Our thanks to the organizers.  We are thankful for the opportunity to discuss and share with you our expertise and experience in using the Decision Management approach and decision modeling  technique to help our clients achieve operational excellence through a modern business architecture that is analytic, agile and adaptive.

BBC 2016: Decision Services in Healthcare

At the recent Building Business Capability 2016 conference, I presented with David Herring, who leads the Process Transformation and Decision Management Program at a large healthcare provider in Northern California, on “Pioneering Decision Services with Decision Modeling”. His organization is a large, not-for-profit health plan providing everything from inpatient, to home health, hospitals, hospice, pharmacy, and insurance. 10M+ members, 17,000 doctors and nearly 200,000 total employees.

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