decision modeling

Requirements for Enterprise Scale Analytics with R – Part 1

I recently did some research on the requirements for enterprise-scale analytics and the challenges of using open source R in this context. In this first post I wanted to outline some of the requirements I see for enterprise scale analytics and in a second post I will discuss the challenges of R in that context. As advanced […]

Decision Management at the Building Business Capability Conference 2014

Join us at the Building Business Capability Conference (@BBCapability) in Fort Lauderdale in November for a pre-conference tutorial on Decision Modeling with DMN and a case study presentation on Decision-Centric Dashboards with DMN with Assure Corporation. Decision Modeling with DMN: Extending BPMN to Decisions, Business Rules and Analytics This workshop introduces the powerful technique of […]

Some thoughts on KDNuggets’ top trends ahead of Strata Hadoop NYC

Gregory over at KDNuggets had an interesting post with some Top Analytics and Big Data trends ahead of Strata Hadoop NYC Conference based on input from their readers. Three trends struck me: The challenge of communicating complex analyses to non-technical clients/partners We are having increasing success using logical decision models to show how data and analytics drive better […]

Interview on Ugly Research – Interview Wednesday: James Taylor on decision management, analytics, and evidence.

Interview Wednesday: James Taylor on decision management, analytics, and evidence. Tracy Altman (@EvidenceSoup), who I interviewed here, interviewed me for her blog recently. We talked decisions, decision management and analytics. You can find the interview on theEvidence Soup blog here. Enjoy.

Ugly Research: Data is easy, Deciding is hard

Tracy Allison Altman over at Ugly Research has a great new  white paper – Data is easy: Deciding is hard – in which she quotes me (thanks Tracy). It’s a great paper and makes what I think is the critical point – that you don’t need a data culture but a decision culture. And I would add that you need this at every level – strategic, tactical and operational. The paper has some great advice and I would add a couple of additional thoughts:

For decisions you make often – some tactical and all operational decisions for instance – build a decision model so you know how you think you are going to/should make the decision moving forward. Here at Decision Management Solutions we use the new Decision Model and Notation (DMN) Standard and our modeling

Enterprise-Scale Agile Development with DecisionsFirst Modeler

The Agile Development movement is in search of a reliable mechanism for scaling successful agile projects into larger enterprise-wide implementations. A key challenge involves stitching together all applicable ‘stories’ into a logical big picture that can drive enterprise project management, architecture alignment, change management, impact analysis and operations. Current story-aggregation mechanisms like ‘epics’ or functional […]

Live Tutorial: Decision Modeling with DMN: Extending BPMN to Decisions, Business Rules and Analytics

I am giving a tutorial on Decision Modeling with DMN: Extending BPMN to Decisions, Business Rules and Analytics at this year’s Building Business Capability conference in the afternoon of Sunday November 2.

Decision Modeling has recently been added to the Business Analyst Body of Knowledge® Guide v3 while a new standard, the Decision Model and Notation standard, has also been released. Decision modeling with DMN complements existing process modeling techniques such as those using BPMN, extending process models to fully incorporate business rules and analytics.

Although based on years of experience with business rules and analytics, decision modeling is new to many analysts. This workshop introduces this powerful technique so that business analysts, enterprise architects and all those involved with business rules or analytic projects can use it effectivel

A Q&A on the role of decision modeling in analytics

Jim Powell just published a Q&A with me on Using Decision Management to Maximize Analytics. We covered a bunch of things:

  1. What, exactly,is decision management and what does it have to do with advanced analytics?
  2. What’s the history of decision management – where did it come from and does it work?
  3. What kind of decisions are we talking about here?
  4. These are not the decisions people usually focus on with analytics so how can you identify suitable decisions?
  5. Why do you need a new way to describe the analytic requirements of these decisions?
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Webinar: 6 Opportunities for Business Improvement with Decision Management

I am giving a webinar at 9am Pacific on June 25 – “6 Opportunities for Business Improvement with Decision Management

What opportunities are you looking for to improve your business performance? In this webinar you will learn six opportunities that are readily available when you adopt a decision management approach to business rules and predictive analytics. These are opportunities to:

  1. Simplify business processes and so reduce costs and increase business agility by externalizing decisions from them.
  2. Increase straight through processing and so reduce costs by applying decision management technologies to automate decisions.
  3. Increase the speed and accuracy of tactical and managerial decision-making through decision modeling and improved decision support systems.
  4. Use analytics to eliminate “one size doesn’t really fi

Upcoming Webinar: 6 Opportunities for Business Improvement with Decision Management

Live Webinar June 25, 2014 9:00 am PDT, 12:00 pm EDT Register here. What opportunities are you looking for to improve your business performance? In this webinar you will learn six opportunities that are readily available when you adopt a decision management approach to business rules and predictive analytics. These are opportunities to: Simplify business […]