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Decision Modeling with DMN for Process Modelers

The folks at BPTrends interviewed me on Decision Modeling with DMN for process modelers last year at the Building Business Capabilities conference. Here’s the video: It’s a short watch and highlights the three reasons why adding decision modeling, especially decision modeling with DMN, to your process modeling efforts is worthwhile: It reduces process complexity by externalizing decision-making into […]

Live Event: A New Approach to Defining BI Requirements

July 2, 2015, 6:30 pm Microsoft Campus, Mountain View, CA I am speaking on A New Approach to Defining BI Requirements at the Bay Area Microsoft BI User Group on July 2nd I will introduce the core concepts of DMN and show how it can be used to drive more effective requirements for BI, dashboard, and analytic projects.  You’ll […]

Tutorial Workshop at BBC: Business Analysis and Architecture with Decision Modeling

November 2, 2015 BBC2015 I am giving a workshop tutorial at BBC 2015 on Business Analysis and Architecture with Decision Modeling Monday November 2, 1:30pm: The proven technique of decision modeling is fast becoming the go-to approach for extending business architectures and system requirements to include business decisions. Modeling business decisions as peers to business processes […]

Case Study UMUC – Decision Modeling for Predictive Analytic Projects – Predictive Analytics World SF 2015

Professor Steve Knode of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and I presented a case study at Predictive Analytics World in San Francisco on “Decision Modeling for Predictive Analytic Projects”.  The presentation is now available on slideshare: Case Study UMUC – Decision Modeling for Predictive Analytic Projects – Predictive Analytics World SF 2015 from Decision […]

A New Approach to Defining BI Requirements – PASS Business Analytics 2015

I am speaking at PASS Business Analytics 2015, April 20-22 in Santa Clara CA, on A New Approach to Defining BI Requirements: Most organizations lack an approach that lets them specify their requirements for BI or for analytics more broadly. Their ability to find opportunities for, and successfully use, more advanced analytics is limited. In […]

Upcoming Webinar – Framing Analytic Requirements with Decision Modeling

Complimentary Webinar April 2, 2015, 9:00 am PDT, 12:00 pm EDT Register here. One of the most important steps in a predictive analytic effort is correctly framing the problem a way that creates a shared understanding of the business problem across business, IT and analytics teams. Established analytic approaches such as CRISP-DM stress the importance of […]

Predictive Analytics World: Decision Modeling for Predictive Analytic Projects

Steve Knode of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and I will be talking about how you can use Decision Modeling to specify requirements for predictive analytic projects at 2:40pm on March 31, 2015 Establishing a shared understanding of the business problem across business, IT and analytics teams is critical for successful predictive analytics projects. Recently […]

Decisions, Decision Management and an architecture for digital transformation

Ray Wang of Constellation Research published a report early this year “The Elements of Business Architecture for Digital Transformation.” In the report Ray identifies some interesting boardroom priorities (this is just some of them): Consistent Customer Experience Mass automation Insights-driven business models Cost-effective regulatory compliance All of these are reasons given by our clients as […]

Using Decision Modeling to make Predictive Analytics more pervasive

  Back in May of last year, Wayne Eckerson published “Making Predictive Analytics Pervasive“. It’s a great report with some really useful data but one of the key headline result is that implementation rates are not rising – in fact fewer organizations are reporting successful implementation of predictive analytics (from 21% to 18%). This despite […]

Webinar: DecisionsFirst Modeler Tutorial Walkthrough and Live Q&A

Friday, March 13, 2015 12:30 pm PST, 3:30 pm EST Free Registration Here. Signup for a walkthrough of our free DecisionsFirst Modeler Tutorial. The tutorial covers every step in creating a first decision requirements model – from decisions to objectives, application context to decision requirements diagrams. The tutorial will also show you how to use the […]