decision requirements modeling

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 […]

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 […]

Decision Modeling book – free chapter

As you may know, Tom Debevoise and I recently published The MicroGuide to Process and Decision Modeling in BPMN/DMN: Building More Effective Processes by Integrating Process Modeling with Decision Modeling. The Business Process Model and Notation, BPMN 2.0, has established itself as the dominant standard for process modeling since its release in 2011. The publication […]

Decision Model and Notation officially adopted

Well it’s official – the Object Management Group’s Board of Directors has voted to publish the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) specification. You can see the press release here. Decision Management Solutions is excited to be a submitter for this new standard. As I say in the press release:

“Decision modeling is transforming how organizations adopt powerful technologies such as business rules and advanced analytics to automate and improve their decision-making. The Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard provides an open and effective specification for this emerging practice. Decision Management Solutions is committed to supporting and using DMN and we’re delighted that the standard has been adopted and garnered broad support among OMG members.”

If you are interested in this standard and how it can complement proce

White Paper of the Week: Decision Modeling for Business Rules Projects

As I am teaching a class on decision modeling this week, the white paper of the week this week is Decision Modeling for Business Rules Projects There is an emerging consensus that Decision Requirements Modeling is the best way to specify this decision-making. Decision Requirements Modeling is also central to a forthcoming standard, the Object Management […]

Here’s one effective way to avoid screwing up predictive analytic projects

There’s a great article over on Computerworld – 12 predictive analytics screw-ups. They asked some of my favorite data miners (John Elder and Jeff Deal of Elder Research, Eric Siegel of Prediction Impact and Dean Abbott of Abbott Analytics) what they saw as the top ways to screw up predictive analytic projects. The list of 12 […]

Customer Data Platforms in Marketing Decision Management

My old friend David Raab just published a new white paper The Customer Data Platform: A new foundation for customer management (download for free with registration from ReachForce). In this paper David reiterates the power of marketing automation with some great stats on how much better companies that apply marketing automation perform when it comes to […]

The role of decision requirements in the analytical life cycle

Earlier this week I posted on the value of decision requirements modeling in analytic projects when it comes to coping with some of the analytic skills shortages people face. But this is not the only reason to focus on decision requirements if you are focused on predictive analytics and data mining.  In fact decision requirements modeling […]

First Business Rules Project?

Organizations like yours are looking to implement a Business Rules Management System (BRMS) to: Provide flexibility at a low cost Automate manual activities to improve staffing ratios Improve repeatability and compliance Reduce maintenance costs Increase transparency and business user participation Empower business owners to manage their own systems Simplify processes and improve business agility Business […]

Are your business rules projects growing in complexity?

Business Rules consistently deliver costs savings, agility and happy customers. Yet most Business Rules efforts remain point solutions. A typical first Business Rules Management System (BRMS) implementation starts by creating what could be a called a Big Bucket O’ Rules. The team has selected a BRMS as part of a project and they start capturing […]