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TDWI World Conference: Requirements Approach for Advanced Analytics with Decision Management

I am giving a class at the TDWI World Conference “Evolving Your Requirements Approach to Advanced Analytics with Decision Management” in Boston, July 20-25. This is a new class for TDWI that builds on my successful class at the University of California Irvine Extension program.

Big data makes it hard to scale human interpretation, forces faster and more precise decision making, and puts a premium on advanced analytics. Applying big data analytics requires a clear and direct focus on managing decision making, especially in operations. But most organizations lack an approach that lets them specify their requirements, and their ability to find opportunities for, and successfully use, advanced analytics is limited. This course lays out a framework to identify the op

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 […]

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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Decision-Centric, Action-Oriented Dashboards – New Partnership Announced with Assure

March 19, 2014 We are pleased to announce today our partnership with Assure, a leading provider of analytics for Application Lifecycle Management. The new partnership will enable Assure’s customers to utilize decision modeling and decision management technology as a part of the Assure TotalView product. Assure will leverage this unique partnership to provide customers with a decision-centric, action-oriented […]

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)

New Article on IIBA – Questions and Answers about Decision Modeling

As a follow-up to the IIBA Webinar on Integrating Decision Modeling into your Requirements Process, James Taylor, CEO Decision Management Solutions, answers questions from the webinar Q&A. Is decision modeling considered as a technique in requirements process? Yes – decision modeling is a technique that lets you explicitly document the decision making you need in […]

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