decision requirements

BPM Institute Live Training: Decision Modeling With DMN San Francisco

Live Training as part of Brainstorm San Francisco

The Decision Model and Notation (DMN) is a standard for decision modeling in the process of being adopted by the Object Management Group. It provides a graphical notation for specifying decisions so that decision making can be modeled separately from business processes. DMN allows both technical users and business users to describe, model and manage decision-making by providing a notation that is intuitive to business users yet able to represent complex decision making. The DMN specification also provides a mapping between the graphics of the notation to the underlying constructs of execution environments such as business rules management systems and predictive analytic environments.

The primary goal of DMN is to provide a standard notation that is readily understandable by all business stakeholders. These business stakeholders include the business analysts wh

Manifeste de la Gestion de Décisions – French Translation of The Decision Management Manifesto

Manifeste de la Gestion de Décisions – the French Translation of The Decision Management Manifesto white paper is now available. Thank you to Emmanuel Bonnet, Directeur du Conseil, Génigraph, for providing the translation. The goal of the Decision Management Manifesto to help organizations like yours design, build and implement decision management systems with business rules and predictive analytics. […]

Manifiesto de Gestión de Decisiones – Spanish Translation of The Decision Management Manifesto

Manifiesto de Gestión de Decisiones – the Spanish Translation of The Decision Management Manifesto white paper is now available. Thank you to our Alliance Program Partner Plugtree for providing the translation. The goal of the Decision Management Manifesto to help organizations like yours design, build and implement decision management systems with business rules and predictive analytics. The manifesto […]

TDWI World Conference: Requirements Approach for Advanced Analytics with Decision Management

I am giving a class at the TDWI World Conference “Evolving Your Requirements Approach to Advanced Analytics with Decision Management” in Boston, July 20-25. This is a new class for TDWI that builds on my successful class at the University of California Irvine Extension program.

Big data makes it hard to scale human interpretation, forces faster and more precise decision making, and puts a premium on advanced analytics. Applying big data analytics requires a clear and direct focus on managing decision making, especially in operations. But most organizations lack an approach that lets them specify their requirements, and their ability to find opportunities for, and successfully use, advanced analytics is limited. This course lays out a framework to identify the op

Get better results by linking Decision Models to implemented business rules

At Decision Management Solutions we are big believers in building decision models as a way to specify the requirements for business rules projects. Our cloud-based, collaborative decision modeling software DecisionsFirst Modeler is ideal for building and managing these models. Not only that, it also works with any business rules management system, allowing you to link your decision requirements to your implementation for improved traceability. The open approach we took in DecisionsFirst Modeler works with any BPM or BRMS environment and you can see how in these demonstrations of Decision Modeling with DecisionsFirst Modeler:

Still time to register for our Decision Modeling online training

If you are interested in decision modeling and in the new Decision Model and Notation standard there’s still time to come to this quarter’s online training. We are running our highly recommended online Decision Modeling training live and online February 18, 19, 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET to 11:30 AM PT/ 2:30 PM ET. Decision modeling is fast becoming the definitive approach for specifying requirements for business rules and predictive analytic projects. This 3-part online live training class will prepare you to be immediately effective in a modern, collaborative and standards-based approach to decision modeling.

It’s just $650 and you can pay by credit card – register here.

Cross-posted from JTonEDM.

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

UCI Extension Defining Business Goals for Predictive Analytics – Winter 2014 enrollment open

I have been giving a class on Defining Business Goals for Predictive Analytics as part of the University of California Irvine Extension’s Predictive Analytics Certificate program. Predictive analytics can be used to seek out increasingly small margins and understand a company’s customers, products, channels, partners, and more. However, predictive analytics is only part of the […]

Clearly defined objectives for predictive analytic projects

There was a great article in Predictive Analytics Times recently by my friend Dean Abbott – A Good Business Objective Beats a Good Algorithm. Dean, like me, talks about the importance of the “three legged stool” of business, analytics and IT. But it was the title that particularly struck me. As Dean says, it’s easy to […]

What’s Next for Decision Management?

Decision Management is a powerful approach to implementing business rules and analytics. Decision management is currently being used successfully in many decision centric applications such as next best action, marketing offer selection, fraud detection and instant credit decisions but decision management has not yet had the standards and tool set needed for widespread adoption. With […]