Decision Model and Notation

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

Process innovation videos from bpmNEXT 2014

I attended bpmNEXT a little while ago and gave a demonstration of Decision Modeling for Simpler, Smarter, More Agile Processes. This was a live demonstration of DecisionsFirst Modeler, our collaborative cloud-based environment for decision modeling and showed how the Decision Model and Notation standard works. In addition, I showed how teams can collaborate on these models, how they can link to implementations like business rules, manage automation choices and ensure traceability. Check out the video below or here.

Expanding the Reach of BPM with Decision Modeling

We presented at bpmNEXT for the first time this week on “Decision Modeling for Simpler, Smarter, More Agile Processes” which included a demo of our decision modeling software, DecisionsFirst Modeler. Thanks to Jim Sinur (@JimSinur) for his write up the conference. Jim writes  “James Taylor demonstrated his brilliant decision modeling capability that assists in delivering better […]

Decision-centric dashboards and application lifecycle management with Assure

We have become increasingly convinced that decision modeling, especially decision modeling using the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard and DecisionsFirst Modeler, is a great way to design dashboards. Building a decision model focuses on the decisions that must be made by the user of the dashboard, on how they make that decision and on the information and knowledge that they need to make a good one. Doing this before drilling into the specific user interface elements involved keeps the focus on business outcomes not on look and feel – on steak, not sizzle. I’m delighted to announce that we have developed a new partnership to apply this approach in Application Lifecycle Management.

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BPM and Decision Management: An Interview with Juergen Pitschke

As part of our ongoing “Meet our Partners Series” I caught up with Juergen Pitschke of BCS, a Decision Management Solutions partner. Juergen and I are giving a webinar on April 1 – Getting Started with Decision Management.

Please describe your current role and title and tell us a little about your company

I’m Juergen Pitschke the founder of BCS, a European consulting company specializing in Business Process Management and Enterprise Analysis.
BCS is recognized for its outstanding methodological support of different standards and methods. This allows us to address the needs of our customers in an unique way. Our customers also value our “engineering” approach to busine

5 steps to decision-centric legacy modernization

Last week I emphasized four key facts about legacy modernization. To move forward you need to find the legacy code that represents business decisions such as a pricing engine (what price is this product for this customer), eligibility logic (is this customer eligible for this offer or service), approval rules (can this claim be auto-approved) and replace those parts of the application with Decision Services.This week I am going to walk through the 5 steps involved in this kind of decision-centric legacy modernization (and don’t forget we have a webinar on legacy modernization coming up with our partner TechBlue).

  1. Analyze the code to find and isolate the decisions.
    The first step is to find the pieces of legacy code that make decision

Live Event: bpmNEXT Decision Modeling for Simpler, Smarter, More Agile Processes

I am presenting (demonstrating really) on Decision Modeling for Simpler, Smarter, More Agile Processes at bpmNEXT March 27.

A live demonstration of DecisionsFirst Modeler, a collaborative cloud-based environment for decision modeling, will show how the Decision Model and Notation standard works. In addition, you’ll see how teams can collaborate on these models, how they can link to implementations like business rules, manage automation choices and ensure traceability.

bpmNEXT runs March 25-27 and you can get more details on bpmNEXT here.

Cross-posted from JTonEDM.

Still time to register for our Decision Modeling online training

If you are interested in decision modeling and in the new Decision Model and Notation standard there’s still time to come to this quarter’s online training. We are running our highly recommended online Decision Modeling training live and online February 18, 19, 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET to 11:30 AM PT/ 2:30 PM ET. Decision modeling is fast becoming the definitive approach for specifying requirements for business rules and predictive analytic projects. This 3-part online live training class will prepare you to be immediately effective in a modern, collaborative and standards-based approach to decision modeling.

It’s just $650 and you can pay by credit card – register here.

Cross-posted from JTonEDM.

Compliance in Finance – An Interview with Jan Purchase – Part 2

Welcome to Part Two  of my interview with Jan Purchase, Director and Co-Founder of LuxMagi (Part One of the interview is here). Lux Magi are experts in helping their clients automate complex, legal and regulatory compliance processes using business rules technology and decision management.  Jan and I are also giving a webinar on Agile and Cost Effective Financial Compliance: Going Beyond Business Rules with Decision Management February 13, 2014 at 10:00 am EST.

How does Decision Management address compliance challenges beyond what business rules technology offers?

The operational checks and actions required when processing trades, positions and instruments mandated by regulatory strictu

Expanded Partnership with Enterprise Modeling Specialists BCS

Earlier this week we announced our expanded partnership with BCS – Dr. Juergen Pitschke, specialists in standards-based enterprise modeling based in Dresden, Germany. BCS has also joined our new Decision Management Solutions Alliance Program. Alliance members support the recently published Decision Management Manifesto. BCS is certified to help clients with decision management adoption, decision modeling with our DecisionsFirst […]