business process

The Need For Decision-Centric Intelligent Processes

For all the undoubted benefits of a process approach, many of the processes being modeled and implemented by organizations are not very “intelligent.” Many processes are mechanical and repetitive, often relying too much on human decision-makers. They are internally focused, driven by the organization’s own view of its transactions and structure. Relying on these processes […]

Live Event: Masterclass on Decision Management in Europe

I am participating with Mark Mastop of Blueriq in an all-day Masterclass on Intelligent processes: the way to more service and less administration, September 11 in  ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Many businesses and government agencies model their business using a process-based approach. Whilst this is a step in the right direction, they still often come up against barriers. […]

White Paper of the Week: Decision-Centric, Intelligent Processes

I recently finished a new white paper Decision-Centric, Intelligent Processes. This was sponsored by Blueriq (formerly Aquima) and is available on their site here. Organizations, both commercial and governmental, are increasingly focused on their business processes. By modeling, implementing and managing business processes these organizations improve control, reduce costs and increase efficiency. Yet for all […]

A Practitioner Speaks: Requirements for analytic projects

Continuing to expand on the questions I asked Andrea Scarso co-founder and COO of MoneyFarm when I interviewed him I wanted to focus on the question “How, specifically, do you develop requirements for analytic projects?” “In my opinion, it is paramount to start from the single and specific decision needed. Then, with a top-down process, to analyze its component elements: hard data, […]

Newsletter: Why Analytics Projects need Decision AND Process Thinking

We recently sent out a newsletter “Why Analytics Projects need Decision AND Process Thinking” explaining why we see value in modeling both processes and decisions when it comes to analytic projects.  Identifying decisions in business processes doesn’t define decision making. Processes may how when decisions are made. who makes decisions. what information they use an even […]

A Practitioner Speaks: Analytics and Decision Management

I recently caught up with Andrea Scarso, co-founder and COO of MoneyFarm. MoneyFarm is a startup whose target is to modernize and democratize the European panorama of retail investment services, leveraging the opportunities offered by the web and by process automation. Andrea designed the main decisioning processes. What’s your background, how did you come to be working in analytics? […]

Become high performing – use Decision Management to deliver real-time predictive analytics

A recent Gartner group announcement said something that caught my eye Seventy percent of high-performing companies will manage their business processes using real-time predictive analytics or extreme collaboration by 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. “It has been technically possible to implement real-time analytics in transactional and record-keeping operational applications for decades. However, few business processes […]

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 […]

Put Predictive Analytics in your Business Processes with Decision Management

Decision Management puts predictive analytics right where they are needed most – in operational business processes. Analytics do not show an organization how to change its processes at a macro level. An organization must change its processes by externalizing decisions to allow analytics to work. The results are analytic, adaptive and agile business processes and […]

New White Paper – Operationalizing Analytics

We’ve posted our recent whitepaper on “Operationalizing Analytics” to the white paper section of our website. The most powerful examples of analytic success use Decision Management to deploy analytic insight into day to day operations helping organizations make more profitable operational decisions. This paper sponsored by SAS discusses both how to use a focus on decisions […]