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Why Write a Book When There’s a Standard? – A Video

The fourth in our series of videos about Decision Modeling discusses the difference between the book and the standard document published by OMG. Jan Purchase and I developed these while working on a new book – Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN – and this video discusses  why we think a book is useful and necessary even with a published standard: […]

Why Model Decisions with DMN – a video

The third in the series of short videos about Decision Modeling is focused on the choice of the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard. Jan Purchase and I developed these while working on a new book – Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN – and this third video discusses  why, with many ways to model decisions, we would pick DMN: Standards […]

What’s the Motivation for Decision Modeling? – a video

The second in the series of short videos about Decision Modeling is focused on motivation – why model decisions? Jan Purchase and I developed while working on a new book – Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN – and this second video discusses some of the key motivations for adopting decision modeling: Practical benefits of decision modeling in terms of […]

Decision Modeling with DMN for Process Modelers

The folks at BPTrends interviewed me on Decision Modeling with DMN for process modelers last year at the Building Business Capabilities conference. Here’s the video: It’s a short watch and highlights the three reasons why adding decision modeling, especially decision modeling with DMN, to your process modeling efforts is worthwhile: It reduces process complexity by externalizing decision-making into […]

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 […]

New White Paper – Framing Analytic Requirements

The value proposition of predictive analytics is almost always to improve decision-making. Being explicit about the decision-making to be improved is an effective tool for framing analytic requirements. Download our new white paper, Framing Analytic Requirements, to how learn to achieve analytical, data-driven decisions with decision modeling and the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard. […]

New Book on BPMN and DMN – Building More Effective Processes by Integrating Process Modeling with Decision Modeling

The MicroGuide to Process and Decision Modeling in BPMN/DMN: Building More Effective Processes by Integrating Process Modeling with Decision Modeling BPMN expert Tom Debevoise and DMN expert and Decision Management Solutions CEO James Taylor have just published a new book on BPMN and DMN, the third edition of the popular MicroGuide to BPMN. Decision Model and […]

Ugly Research: Data is easy, Deciding is hard

Tracy Allison Altman over at Ugly Research has a great new  white paper – Data is easy: Deciding is hard – in which she quotes me (thanks Tracy). It’s a great paper and makes what I think is the critical point – that you don’t need a data culture but a decision culture. And I would add that you need this at every level – strategic, tactical and operational. The paper has some great advice and I would add a couple of additional thoughts:

For decisions you make often – some tactical and all operational decisions for instance – build a decision model so you know how you think you are going to/should make the decision moving forward. Here at Decision Management Solutions we use the new Decision Model and Notation (DMN) Standard and our modeling

Live Event: BPM Panel at Siemens Innovations for Healthcare IT

I am participating on a Business Process Management panel at the Siemens Innovations for Healthcare IT event in Tampa, August 10-13.

I will be joined by Sandy Kemsley among others and we will be discussing the role of Business Process Management and Decision Management in addressing healthcare challenges, where we see these technologies headed in Healthcare, what examples and best practices we see in other industries that are relevant and much more.

You can get more information on the event here.

Cross-posted from JTonEDM.

BPM Institute Live Training: Decision Management and Business Rules 101 San Francisco

Live Training as part of Brainstorm San Francisco

Decision Management and business rules allow the effective automation of decision-making combined with increased business agility. Adopting decision management and business rules technology improves customer service, enables 1:1 marketing, increases straight through processing and more effectively leverages scarce resources.

This course delivers a proven and standards-based approach to identifying, understanding and automating business decisions. With examples drawn from a variety of industries and use cases, this course emphasizes the modeling of decisions and the importance of managing both decisions and business rules over the long term. In addition the course shows how effective decision management simplifies and improves business processes, explains how business rules management systems add value and outlines multiple approaches for identifying suitable decisions. Decision management and business rules