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Delivering the Business Value of Analytics

Learn three critical success factors in delivering business value from your advanced analytics investments. Many organizations still struggle to get a business return on their investment on advanced analytics. The biggest barrier? An inability to integrate analytics, especially predictive analytics, into frontline systems and business processes. Work with a number of global companies has revealed […]

DMN had a great year and looking forward to 2018

Happy New Year! 2017 saw strong growth in decision management and decision modeling with DMN, especially in claims, underwriting, marketing and origination. Customers increasingly are choosing Decision Management to integrate advanced analytics, business rules and AI into their operational systems, and deliver consistent decisions across multiple applications and channels. There were also notable changes in how customers […]

Upcoming Training: Decision Modeling with DMN

A hands-on course for analysts and architects developing decision requirements based on the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard for business rules analysis, BRMS implementation, predictive analytics requirements, business process optimization and decision-centric dashboard design.

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: