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Decision Modeling and DMN for IBM Customers – New Brief

We have a new Leading Practices brief available – Decision Modeling and DMN for IBM Customers. IBM has long been a leading player in business rules management systems and Decision Management Solutions has many customers using IBM Operational Decision Manager in North America and Asia. Our DecisionsFirst Modeler software decision requirements modeling using the Decision […]

Decision Modeling and IBM Operational Decision Manager

IBM yesterday announced that Operational Decision Manager v8.10 (ODM – IBM’s Business Rules Management System) will be available in December and will support decision modeling. This is great news as it will bring the Decision Composer functionality IBM has been developing into the main business user interface for ODM, Decision Center. We’re big fans of decision […]

Adopt Decision Modeling for DecisionsFirst Analytic Success

Add decision modeling and a DecisionsFirst approach to analytics to this established AI Solution Decomposition Process to make it more effective.

Don’t Use Executable Decision Models – Part 4

This is the final part in my series on why we don’t recommend using executable decision models. Part 1 discussed the problem of additional model technical complexity required for executable models, resulting in business users disengagement. Part 2 detailed the challenges of reuse and maintenance with an executable model, and Part 3 outlined how executable […]

Don’t Use Executable Decision Models – Part 3

This is the third of four posts in my series on why not to use executable decision models. Part 1 discussed the difficulty in sustaining business user engagement when using executable models, and part 2 outlined the challenges of reuse and maintenance with executable models. Reason #3: Analytics and AI We are using decision models to […]

Don’t Use Executable Decision Models – Part 2

This is the second in my series on why not to use executable decision models. Part 1 discussed the importance of business user engagement and the challenges posed by executable decision models. Reason #2: Maintenance Most tools and methodologies focused on executable models are focused on getting to version 1, not on maintenance. This is, […]

Don’t Use Executable Decision Models – Part 1

Here at Decision Management Solutions, we are big believers in decision models using the DMN industry standard notation. We’ve modeled over 3,000 decisions around the world and we’ve trained over 1,000 people in decision modeling. We use decision modeling on all our projects and have done since 2011, before there was a standard. We use […]

Aragon Research introduces a Decision Management Framework

Jim Sinur of Aragon Research just published The Decision Management Framework Delivers Better Decisions (subscription required): This research note defines the Decision Management Framework (DMF) so that business and IT leaders will be more equipped to make beneficial decisions for their organizations. The DMF can be applied to a wide range of business scenarios. It […]

Decision Management Gaining Traction With Leading Analyst Firms

In the last year or so we have seen Forrester, Gartner, Aragon and IDC all talking explicitly about the power of Decision Management: Roy Schulte of Gartner was talking Decision Management and decision models at the Gartner Data and Analytics Summit last week and recently said Stop talking to business leaders about technology and, instead, […]

A client’s perspective: three keys to our decision management approach

Recently one of our top Global 500 clients summarized the value of our Decision Management approach to building a digital business platform. It is such a good summary I decided to share it here on our blog. In their words, our Decision Management approach is: Systematic We have a repeatable, documented, comprehensive, end-to-end approach that […]