The Biggest Problem with "Going to the Cloud" and how to Solve it.

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Tim Vehof on Jun 3, 2015

There seems to be a lot of hype recently among CxO's around ‘Going to the cloud’. Since its potential is so widely acknowledged and advertised and its opportunities seem endless, digitization of the organization is the New Normal. But what exactly does this digitization involve? And, more importantly, can we exploit all its potential?

How to Develop and Document Business Policies and Decision Logic?

posted by Ton Baas on Feb 24, 2015

Changing regulations, business strategies and compliancy standards require new business policies to be developed constantly. Consequently, new decisions will be made which need to be managed properly. However managing these new decisions is (of course) not without challenge. The field of decision management has steadily become more popular – first focusing on it being a better way to manage business rules, but lately shifting its focus to predictive analytics. 

3 Steps to Define Requirements for Business Rules and Decisions

posted by Rob Kroese on Feb 3, 2015

Imagine you are asked to define business requirements and constraints for a set of business rules as part of the design of a solution. What approach would you use?

3 Things Everybody Ought to Know About the Benefits of Decision Management

posted by Jens Goossens on Jan 9, 2015

Be honest, do you consider yourself a great decision maker? I believe, with a few exceptions, that many people are not able to make optimal decisions. Why you might ask? Well, the answer is quite simple: people don’t have the time to collect and analyze all the available data and information from information systems in your organization, suppliers, customers and other external sources.

What is Decision Management?

posted by Suleiman Shehu on Dec 16, 2014

A major challenge facing business today is how to harness the creative abilities and business knowledge of its employees to gain strategic advantages over its competitors that in turn result in significant increases in profitable sales and or reduction in business costs.

The 5 Most Common Pitfalls of Informed Decision Making

posted by Ton Baas on Dec 2, 2014

We have all experienced moments where we have had to make a big or important decision, without any form of guidance, help, or support. It’s a well-known fact that managers make many decisions based on gut feeling. This may be fine for smaller decisions, but what about big(ger) strategic decisions? Informed decision making is becoming a trend, with many organizations dispelling gut-based decisions and incorporating tools and analytics to help reach the best possible decision.

How About Strategy? – Learning About Strategic Alignment

posted by Henry Franken on Jun 19, 2014

Nowadays, organizations operate in a dynamic and fast changing environment which makes formulating a consistent strategy very challenging and executing that strategy even more difficult. More than half of organizations surveyed in previous economic studies indicated that they have not been successful at executing strategic initiatives. Moreover, a majority of organizations face problems when executing their strategic vision.

Business Performance Management, Balanced Scorecards and The Decision Model

posted by Suleiman Shehu on Jul 11, 2013

The Decision Model (TDM) is a rapidly growing framework for modeling and executing the business logic behind business decisions. When I first read the book “The Decision Model – A Business Logic Framework Linking Business and Technology” by Larry Goldberg and Barbara von Halle, I was impressed with how TDM models the business logic behind operational business decisions. 

The Decision Model, Enterprise Architecture, ArchiMate and Enterprise Studio

posted by Suleiman Shehu on May 28, 2013

In my previous post I discussed my Three Decision Model Predictions and how they were realized by BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio.

In this post I shall first explore the relationships between The Decision Model (TDM) and various Enterprise Architecture and design models, and why it is important to be able to model the dependences between TDM and other design and IT domains. 

Implementation-Independent Design of Business Logic Integrated with Business Processes and Information

posted by Henk Jonkers on May 17, 2013

BiZZdesign has a long tradition in model-based design and improvement of organizational processes. Building on this tradition, we have extended our portfolio with a method and tool for implementation-independent design and analysis of business logic, which seamlessly integrates with business process and information design.