analysis

Tutorial Workshop at BBC: Business Analysis and Architecture with Decision Modeling

November 2, 2015 BBC2015 I am giving a workshop tutorial at BBC 2015 on Business Analysis and Architecture with Decision Modeling Monday November 2, 1:30pm: The proven technique of decision modeling is fast becoming the go-to approach for extending business architectures and system requirements to include business decisions. Modeling business decisions as peers to business processes […]

Live from IBM Insight 2014

For live updates from IBM Insight 2014, follow @jamet123 and www.jtonedm.com. Here are the live blogging updates from conference: Table of contents for IBM Insight 2014 Opening #IBMInsight Keynote: Seize This Moment: Envision Your Future #IBMInsight Keynote: Envision you journey: Are you ready for real-time decision-making? #IBMInsight Powerful Analytics for Everyone #IBMInsight Keynote: Seize this […]

Decision Modeling and the Business Analyst Body of Knowledge

Some time back I participated in a large group of practitioners working on a new version of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® . After months of consolidating feedback and updating this (vry thorough) document, the IIBA has announced a public review of version 3. As their own newsletter says:

You can review the entire document or focus only on your areas of expertise and provide your feedback to the international, volunteer Core Team. Be sure to forward this email to your colleagues and friends in the Business Analyst profession and encourage them to participate. The more people from more countries, industries and companies of all sizes who contribute, the stronger this version of the BABOK® Guide will be!
[IIBA has] implemented a new Feedback Collector that makes it easy to submit suggestions, propose edits and provide feedback. To learn how to us

Analytic practitioners speak – an interview with Lee Feinberg of DecisionViz

Please describe your current role and title

DecisionViz is a management consultant that helps companies build leadership in the processes, people, and culture around data visualization. We work with senior management to elevate visualization from the activity of reporting and making charts to being integrated with their daily decision-making. I founded the company in 2012.

What’s your background, how did you come to be working in analytics

Our story I think is like many in the analytics field. It’s been more of an evolution and the company has been almost 20 years in the making.
I was very involved with the Internet before most people heard about the Internet. So we were dealing with how to capture and measure all this new data. I’ve always been on the lookout for how to make that a lot less painful. Most of the work was in financi

Another analytic practitioner speaks – an interview with Tracy Altman

Last year I interested Andrea Scarso, CEO of MoneyFarm, about analytics. This was a hugely popular post so I thought I would continue the series this year by interviewing some other analytic practitioners. The first in this continuing series is an interview with Tracy Allison Altman, co-founder of Ugly Research. Ugly Research are developing PepperSlice, […]

Another analytic practitioner speaks – an interview with Tracy Altman

Last year I interested Andrea Scarso, CEO of MoneyFarm, about analytics. This was a hugely popular post so I thought I would continue the series this year by interviewing some other analytic practitioners. The first in this continuing series is an interview with Tracy Allison Altman, co-founder of Ugly Research. Ugly Research are developing PepperSlice, an analytics application for explaining recommendations to decision makers.  She’s on Twitter @EvidenceSoup, blogs at EvidenceSoup.com and you can read about her work at Ugly Research.

What’s your background, how did you come to be working in analytics?

I started out as an engineer, evaluating oil and gas investment decisions. This sparked my interest in data and analytical methods, so I got a Master’s (Computer Science concentration) and then a PhD in Pub

Presentation & Replay: Reinventing Business Requirements with Decision Management

The presentation and replay of yesterday’s webinar are now available. James and business rules consultant Don Perkins presented practical advice from real world projects on how to effectively identify, document and model the repeatable, operational decisions crucial to success with business rules and predictive analytics. Don recommended in his presentation several books. First he recommended Chapter […]

Why Business Analysts Want Decision Management

The purpose of business analysis is to accurately describe the requirements for an information system (more or less). Business Analysts use a variety of techniques to do this. They use techniques designed to help them find out what is required, to elicit the requirements, and they use techniques to describe and model those requirements in […]

Analytics and ending the tyranny of the anecdotal

I was chatting with our VP of business development today and she shared a great phrase that she had heard recently – “the tyranny of the anecdotal.” This refers, of course, to the terrible tendency of people to use anecdotes and stories to make decisions. The regrettable tendency for a doctor to ignore data about […]

From Decision Support Systems to Decision Management Systems

I am often asked about the difference between decision support systems and decision management systems. This is an interesting topic and one that is central to the value proposition of decision management systems so I thought I would revisit it. All decisions involve a choice, a selection of a course of action from a set […]