Category Archives: Decision Modeling

New Challenge “Recreational Fee”

We’ve just published a simple challenge offered by Ron Ross. A city has created a decision table to determine appropriate usage fees for its recreational facilities based on length of usage and when the usage occurs. The city also has … Continue reading

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Modeling (Punk) Decisions: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Fernando Donati Jorge from FICO published this article to show how to explain basic Decision Modeling concepts to your friends at a party by converting a famous song to a decision model:

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What Makes a Decision Hero?

“Gone are the days when we could assume that application, bureau and master file data would be enough to automate client decisions! We now see a rich array of data sources used in automated decisioning—whether it be click-through data, or … Continue reading

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What is a ‘Decision’?

Ron Ross, Jacob and I have recently been discussing the March DMC Challenge. In his submission Ron suggests the challenge is a ‘rules problem’ not a ‘decision problem’ and quite reasonably asked me for my definition of a ‘decision’ when … Continue reading

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SBVR Specification for the Organ Donation Challenge

Ron Ross submitted Rule Specification for the Organ Donation Challenge that is based on SBVR/RuleSpeak. “The first and foremost concern is the exact business semantics of the problem. The rule specifications presented below address that fundamentally important objective. The RuleSpeak/SBVR … Continue reading

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Decision Management: What It Is and Why You Need It

Today Roy Schulte from Gartner ran the webinar “Decision Management: What It Is and Why You Need It” describing the state of the art in decision management and offering guidance on how to get started. Here are a few slides:

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Spreadsheets in Decision Management

On March 14 Carole-Ann Berlioz from Sparkling Logic will run the webinar  “Spreadsheets in Decision Management“: “In some cases, spreadsheets are translated into business rules, in others, they remain the format of choice for maintenance, while systems must learn how … Continue reading

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