Decision Model and Notation

Don’t Use Executable Decision Models – Part 4

This is the final part in my series on why we don’t recommend using executable decision models. Part 1 discussed the problem of additional model technical complexity required for executable models, resulting in business users disengagement. Part 2 detailed the challenges of reuse and maintenance with an executable model, and Part 3 outlined how executable […]

Don’t Use Executable Decision Models – Part 3

This is the third of four posts in my series on why not to use executable decision models. Part 1 discussed the difficulty in sustaining business user engagement when using executable models, and part 2 outlined the challenges of reuse and maintenance with executable models. Reason #3: Analytics and AI We are using decision models to […]

Don’t Use Executable Decision Models – Part 2

This is the second in my series on why not to use executable decision models. Part 1 discussed the importance of business user engagement and the challenges posed by executable decision models. Reason #2: Maintenance Most tools and methodologies focused on executable models are focused on getting to version 1, not on maintenance. This is, […]

Don’t Use Executable Decision Models – Part 1

Here at Decision Management Solutions, we are big believers in decision models using the DMN industry standard notation. We’ve modeled over 3,000 decisions around the world and we’ve trained over 1,000 people in decision modeling. We use decision modeling on all our projects and have done since 2011, before there was a standard. We use […]

Aragon Research introduces a Decision Management Framework

Jim Sinur of Aragon Research just published The Decision Management Framework Delivers Better Decisions (subscription required): This research note defines the Decision Management Framework (DMF) so that business and IT leaders will be more equipped to make beneficial decisions for their organizations. The DMF can be applied to a wide range of business scenarios. It […]

A client’s perspective: three keys to our decision management approach

Recently one of our top Global 500 clients summarized the value of our Decision Management approach to building a digital business platform. It is such a good summary I decided to share it here on our blog. In their words, our Decision Management approach is: Systematic We have a repeatable, documented, comprehensive, end-to-end approach that […]

BBC 2017: Adopting Process and Decision Technology: the SME’s Perspective

Working with SMEs is a critical element of any project and new approaches to process and especially decision technology make a big difference. To learn more, join me and Alexandra Caraballo of Kaiser Permanente at the Building Business Capability Conference (BBC 2017) in Orlando. We will be speaking on Day 2 of the conference, Thursday, […]

BBC 2017: Maximizing the Value of a BRMS with Decision Modeling

A Business Rules Management Systems or BRMS is a powerful tool, but only if used correctly. To learn more, join me at the Building Business Capability Conference (BBC 2017) in Orlando. I will be speaking on Day 1 of the conference, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 4:50pm. Here is the abstract: Several recent projects have combined decision […]

Decision Management Solutions Named 2017 Hot Vendor for Digital Business Platforms

Silicon Valley research firm cites Decision Management Solutions as a visual and business-friendly extension to digital business platforms Palo Alto, CA – June 22, 2017 Leading Decision Management consulting and decision modeling software provider, Decision Management Solutions, today announced that the company has been named a 2017 Hot Vendor in Digital Business Platforms by Aragon […]

Upgrading Clinical Decision Support Systems with Decision Modeling and Business Rules

Kaiser Permanente is developing Clinical Decision Support systems using a combination of Decision Modeling, DecisionsFirst Modeler and IBM’s Business Rules Management System ODM. Their experience is that well-designed decision services can replace existing guideline documents. This is critical as guideline documents are expensive to develop (they involve significant investment from SMEs) and even good guidelines are of […]