ABOUT THIS SESSION:
The business rules approach, and business rules management systems, work. Organizations adopting them show clear benefits and a positive return on investment. Practical experience on projects shows that the most successful projects are those that combine a focus on business rules with a focus on business decisions. Adopting Decision Management, the business discipline of focusing on the automation and improvement of operational business decisions, is the best way to maximize the value of your business rules investment.
This tutorial uses real-world projects to illustrate the critical success factors in adopting Decision Management and applying it to business rules. It will show you how to find the operational decisions that matter to your business, show how business rules and business intelligence can be combined to improve decision making, show you how to set up a decision analysis process for continuous improvement and learning and much more. The class will cover:
An introduction to Decision Management
Practical tips for Decision Discovery
Best practices in constructing Decision Services with business rules
How to establish Decision Analysis for continuous improvement
How to get started
When and how to establish a decision management center of excellence
ABOUT THE SPEAKER(s):
James Taylor is the CEO of Decision Management Solutions and is a leading decision modeling expert. James is a contributor to the v3 of the IIBA BABOK® Guide on decision modeling and is a member of the submission team for the Decision Model Notation (DMN) standard. James is a frequent presenter and keynote at industry conferences as well as a highly rated instructor for University courses, webinars, workshops and training. James is the co-author of the new book “Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN” (Meghan-Kiffer Press, 2016) with Jan Purchase. He previously wrote “The MicroGuide to Process and Decision Modeling in BPMN/DMN: Building More Effective Processes by Integrating Process Modeling with Decision Modeling” with Tom Debevoise (2014), “Decision Management Systems: A practical guide to using business rules and predictive analytics” (IBM Press, 2011), and “Smart (Enough) Systems: How to Deliver Competitive Advantage by Automating Hidden Decisions” (Prentice Hall, 2007) with Neil Raden. He has contributed chapters on Decision Management to multiple books as well as many articles to magazines and writes a regular blog at JT on EDM. James is also a faculty member of the International Institute for Analytics.
James Taylor, CEO, Decision Management Solutions