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BPM Institute Live Training: Decision Modeling With DMN San Francisco

Live Training as part of Brainstorm San Francisco

The Decision Model and Notation (DMN) is a standard for decision modeling in the process of being adopted by the Object Management Group. It provides a graphical notation for specifying decisions so that decision making can be modeled separately from business processes. DMN allows both technical users and business users to describe, model and manage decision-making by providing a notation that is intuitive to business users yet able to represent complex decision making. The DMN specification also provides a mapping between the graphics of the notation to the underlying constructs of execution environments such as business rules management systems and predictive analytic environments.

The primary goal of DMN is to provide a standard notation that is readily understandable by all business stakeholders. These business stakeholders include the business analysts wh

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

TDWI World Conference: Requirements Approach for Advanced Analytics with Decision Management

I am giving a class at the TDWI World Conference “Evolving Your Requirements Approach to Advanced Analytics with Decision Management” in Boston, July 20-25. This is a new class for TDWI that builds on my successful class at the University of California Irvine Extension program.

Big data makes it hard to scale human interpretation, forces faster and more precise decision making, and puts a premium on advanced analytics. Applying big data analytics requires a clear and direct focus on managing decision making, especially in operations. But most organizations lack an approach that lets them specify their requirements, and their ability to find opportunities for, and successfully use, advanced analytics is limited. This course lays out a framework to identify the op

Online Training Preview – Decision Management and Decision Modeling

Decision modeling is fast becoming the definitive approach for specifying requirements for business rules and predictive analytic projects. Decision modeling makes it easier to get the requirements right, easier to draw the automation boundaries, easier to re-use, evolve and manage rules beyond the first business rules project and easier to consolidate business rules across multiple […]

30% Discount for IIBA Members – Decision Management and Decision Modeling Live Online Training

IIBA Members receive a 30% discount off our IIBA Endorsed Course, Decision Management and Decision Modeling live online training. The course will prepare you to be immediately effective in using the Decision Management approach and a modern, collaborative and standards-based approach to decision modeling.You will learn how to identify and prioritize the decisions that drive your […]

Manifesto de Gerenciamento de Decisões – Portuguese Translation of The Decision Management Manifesto

Manifesto de Gerenciamento de Decisões – Portuguese Translation of The Decision Management Manifesto white paper is now available. Thank you to our Alliance Program Partner Gestão Inovador for providing this translation. The goal of the Decision Management Manifesto to help organizations like yours design, build and implement decision management systems with business rules and predictive analytics. […]

New Article on IIBA – Questions and Answers about Decision Modeling

As a follow-up to the IIBA Webinar on Integrating Decision Modeling into your Requirements Process, James Taylor, CEO Decision Management Solutions, answers questions from the webinar Q&A. Is decision modeling considered as a technique in requirements process? Yes – decision modeling is a technique that lets you explicitly document the decision making you need in […]

New Article on Modern Analyst – Creating and Managing Executable Decision Models

Read the new article on Modern Analyst on Creating and Managing Executable Decision Models by our CEO James Taylor and Open Rules CTO Jacob Feldman. Decision requirements models allow business analyst, architects and decision designers to describe the decision-making they need. When these models are combined with business-friendly decision tables, non-technical domain experts can represent […]

Demonstration of Blueriq and DecisionsFirst Modeler in Combination

We’ve just posted to youtube an excerpt from our webinar with Blueriq demonstratin Blueriq’s rules-driven Business Process Management (BPM) software and our DecisionsFirst Modeler decision modeling software used in combination. The full webinar and slides are available here. Intelligent processes are dynamic, flexible, transparent and adaptive. They deliver consumer-centric services that can respond to rapidly changing […]

Agile and Cost Effective Financial Compliance: Going Beyond Business Rules with Decision Management

Compliance, and the need to automate compliance across multiple processes and systems, drives many organizations to adopt business rules and Business Rules Management Systems. Combining this technology with a Decision Management approach (and with Decision Modeling) helps build compliance into every process, every system and meet 5 key challenges in compliance. Compliance, and building rules-based systems to manage […]