decision modeling

Decision Management Market Highlights Q1 2014

We published our Decision Management Market Highlights Q1 2014 today. Here is an excerpt: There have been interesting developments in the Decision Management market this quarter. In particular the focus is clearly shifting from Decision Management simply as a better way to manage business rules to one where analytics, especially predictive analytics, is central. This quarter […]

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)

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

Demonstration of Blueriq and DecisionsFirst Modeler in Combination

We’ve just posted to youtube an excerpt from our webinar with Blueriq demonstratin Blueriq’s rules-driven Business Process Management (BPM) software and our DecisionsFirst Modeler decision modeling software used in combination. The full webinar and slides are available here. Intelligent processes are dynamic, flexible, transparent and adaptive. They deliver consumer-centric services that can respond to rapidly changing […]

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

Live Event: bpmNEXT Decision Modeling for Simpler, Smarter, More Agile Processes

I am presenting (demonstrating really) on Decision Modeling for Simpler, Smarter, More Agile Processes at bpmNEXT March 27.

A live demonstration of DecisionsFirst Modeler, a collaborative cloud-based environment for decision modeling, will show how the Decision Model and Notation standard works. In addition, you’ll see how teams can collaborate on these models, how they can link to implementations like business rules, manage automation choices and ensure traceability.

bpmNEXT runs March 25-27 and you can get more details on bpmNEXT here.

Cross-posted from JTonEDM.

Legacy Modernization and Decision Management: An Interview with Claye Greene

As part of our ongoing “Meet our Partners Series” I caught up with Claye Greene of TechBlue, a Decision Management Solutions partner. Claye and I are giving a webinar on Best Practices in Targeted Legacy Modernization in Government on March 5 (register here).

Please describe your current role and title and tell us a little about your company

I’m Claye Greene, Managing Director of TechBlue. TechBlue is a management consulting company.  Our primary focus is working with organizations to translate challenges into opportunities, and opportunities into sustainable value.
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Some Decision Management and Compliance Resources

After our successful webinar last week I wanted to highlight the various resources for those using Decision Management and Business Rules to develop compliant systems. Compliance, and the need to automate compliance across multiple processes and systems, drives many organizations to adopt business rules and Business Rules Management Systems. Combining this technology with a Decision Management approach (and with Decision Modeling) helps build compliance into every process, every system and meet 5 key challenges in compliance.