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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 […]

New White Paper – Framing Analytic Requirements

The value proposition of predictive analytics is almost always to improve decision-making. Being explicit about the decision-making to be improved is an effective tool for framing analytic requirements. Download our new white paper, Framing Analytic Requirements, to how learn to achieve analytical, data-driven decisions with decision modeling and the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard. […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to frame requirements for predictive analytic projects with decision modeing

One of my big focus areas right now is using decision requirements models to frame predictive analytic projects. We are working with a few insurance companies as well as a couple of manufacturing companies to apply decision requirements modeling in their analytic requirements process and I am excited by the potential. I recently wrote an […]