- Adaptive Enterprise
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.
Central to this challenge are the many thousands of operational business decisions that are executed daily within mission critical business processes. It is these operational business processes that are central to all the sales, production and delivery activities that create all the wealth within an organization.
Typically these individual operational decisions have been embedded within applications, programs and supporting technologies. The business managers who are tasked to manage and improve these business decisions do not have direct visibility on these decisions because they are written in IT languages that the business do not understand (e.g. Java, Cobol) or cannot even see because there is no available source code for most enterprise applications.
Because these operational business decisions have not been identified as strategic business assets and are not visible to the business in a language that they can understand, enhance, modify and rapidly deploy; means that the business is dependent on long IT development cycles, resulting in poor business agility.
The ability to relate management objectives directly to business decisions and the ability of business managers to manage those business decisions against performance over time has created the new discipline of Decision Management (DM).
Business logic is the detail behind a business decision. And a business decision is the conclusion that a business arrives at through business logic and which the business is interested in managing. Clearly a business may not want to manage all possible business decisions – it depends on the value that a business decision provides to the organization.
This new discipline promises dramatic opportunities for increased business agility and the ability to constantly improve the quality of business decisions in response to rapid changes in the business and regulatory environments.
Organizations are facing a number of business challenges today which they must solve if they are to survive. These business challenges include:
It is now becoming clear to many organizations that the key differentiator between them and their competitor is their business knowledge and how it is created and managed; and how business knowledge can be used to power the key business decisions that are required to meet to the corporate challenges identified above.
Those that fail to transform into decision-centric organizations will lose out to their competitors resulting in the loss of jobs and the destruction of shareholder value.
Decision Management offers the following benefits:
Suleiman Shehu is the Founder and CEO, of Dublin based Azinta Systems Ltd. Azinta Systems is a business transformation, business integration and consultancy company. Azinta is a KPI “The Decision Model” (TDM) consulting partner for the Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA). Azinta has a strategic TDM consulting and training business partnership with BiZZdesign for the EMEA region.
Azinta provides TDM and DMN consulting, methodology and training services for those looking to start using Decision Management with the Decision Modeler.
Suleiman can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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