Business Rules Management System

Decision Camp 2014 Call for Speakers

The second annual Decision Camp, a conference on Decision Management best practices and technologies, will be held at the eBay/PayPal Campus in San Jose, October 13 – 15, 2014.  This is a great event that is free to practitioners that got started last year with a very successful first event.  The event will feature sessions for all levels – from beginners to advanced users – and the last day will be devoted to applications of Decision Management in Healthcare and Financial Services. There will also be some hands-on workshops using various Decision Management products as well as attendee-organized Birds of a Feather sessions. The call for speakers is now open and submissions are due by May 31, 2014.

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Made with IBM Keynote #IBMIMPACT 2014

Marie Wieck came back to discuss how to create the kind of composable business  IBM discussed on day 1. It’s critical, she says, to keep customers at the center and drive a new process from this. It’s key to use data to make better decisions, and it’s important to have the kind of scalable infrastructure you need to make this scale and deploy effectively.

Once again the focus is on IBM customers and HH Gregg came on stage to talk about their journey. As a regional retailer they need to need to differentiate themselves. In particular they have focused on providing a “friction free” shopping experience on every channel. They have historically invested in training for their staff and have tried to bring this kind of personalized service to their mobile strategy.  They determined that it was not enough to “mobilize” their existing interface, it had to reflect the different form factor and interaction patterns. Mobile had to lead not jus

Decision Modeling with OpenRules and DecisionsFirst Modeler

In this webinar clip, James Taylor, CEO of Decision Management Solutions and Jacob Feldman, CTO and Founder of OpenRules, demonstrate how graphical decision requirement models can be integrated with executable decision models using DecisionsFirst Modeler and OpenRules. Decision requirements models allow business analysts and enterprise architects to describe the decision-making in business processes and systems. When […]

Get better results by linking Decision Models to implemented business rules

At Decision Management Solutions we are big believers in building decision models as a way to specify the requirements for business rules projects. Our cloud-based, collaborative decision modeling software DecisionsFirst Modeler is ideal for building and managing these models. Not only that, it also works with any business rules management system, allowing you to link your decision requirements to your implementation for improved traceability. The open approach we took in DecisionsFirst Modeler works with any BPM or BRMS environment and you can see how in these demonstrations of Decision Modeling with DecisionsFirst Modeler:

Decision Modeling with SAP NW DSM and DecisionsFirst Modeler

In this webinar clip, James Taylor, CEO of Decision Management Solutions and Carsten Ziegler, Architect and Chief Product Owner at SAP, walk through decision modeling with DecisionsFirst Modeler and SAP NetWeaver Decision Service Management. Decision modeling enables business analysts and enterprise architects to describe the decision-making in business processes and systems. When these models are combined […]

White Paper of the Week: BPM and BDM: State of Play

BPMBDMStatePlayCoverWhile many, most, organizations know they need to focus on business processes, a matching focus on operational decisions is less common. The effective combination of Business Process Management (BPM) with Business Decision Management (BDM) is emerging as a critical element in successful organizations. BPMInstitute.org has been providing insight and education on the relationship between business rules/Business Decision Management (BDM) and BPM for nearly a decade and Gregg Rock, editor and founder of BPMInstitute.org, recently asked me to write up my thoughts on the

Job: Drools and jBPM developer in SoCal

Westech, a project to produce lower cost healthcare infrastructure that is part of the West Health initiative, is looking for a Drools/jBPM developer. The job is based in La Jolla CA and they are looking for a full time hire.

West Health Institute is looking for a creative and hands-on jBPM Software Developer for an innovative Medical and Clinical Informatics Platform.  This is an excellent opportunity to help define and launch an emerging field and work across all aspects of Medical and Clinical Informatics, Connectivity, Networking and Process software. If you are passionate about what you do, this is your chance to join a very talented group of individuals focused on the cutting edge of technology. We want team players with a “Can Do” attitude, and in return, we offer a fun and exciting environment to committed individuals who are up for the challenge!

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IBM IMPACT: The Mobile Enterprise: Better Decisions & Smarter Processes

I am speaking at IBM’s IMPACT 2014 on The Mobile Enterprise – Driving the Need for Better Decisions & Smarter Processes (SPD-2798), Tuesday April 29 at 3:45pm

The consumerization of technology in enterprises, increasingly mobile employees and the demands of more social, mobile and connected consumers are putting increased pressure on enterprises. Adopting mobile management and development technologies is part of the solution, allowing organizations to develop new interfaces and to manage the range of devices connecting to their systems. However the back-end systems supporting these mobile devices must also change. Because mobile users need answers not data, because the systems they access must personalize their response based on user and location, because these responses must be real-time and yet also analytic, mobile forces a new kind of back end system to be de

Real-Time Responses with Big Data – New White Paper

How do you harness the power of big data to make it practical and actionable in real time? Read our new white paper Real-Time Responses with Big Data sponsored by Oracle to learn more about: Finding value in fast-moving data Identifying high-ROI applications of real-time response Implementing the technologies you need to respond in real […]

Some excellent Gartner advice on Decision Management

Lisa Kart, Roy Schulte and Teresa Jones of Gartner recently published Find the Best Approach to Decision Management. It’s a great piece and if you are a Gartner subscriber you should definitely read it and share it around your organization. Even if you are not you should seriously consider getting it from Gartner as it makes a solid case for Decision Management. Obviously I am not going to copy and paste it here but here’s the outline they provide with some commentary on my part about resources here on the blog or at Decision Management Solutions that might help you (Gartner outline in italics, my comments not)