Challenge Aug-2022 “Dots and Boxes”

In this challenge you need to build a decision model capable to play the popular game “Dots and Boxes“. Its rules and useful hints can be found in the book “Math Games with Bad Drawings” by Ben Orlin. You may implement different strategies which are handily available in the above book or by searching a web. Alternatively, you may try to create a decision model that learns from its own wins. Link

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Red Hat and IBM

On July 29, 2022 IBM published “Business Automation Directional Update for Customers and Partners“. What changes are planned for the Red Hat Business Automation Product Line? “Red Hat is transferring the Process Automation Manager and Decision Manager products to IBM. Red Hat PAM/DM V7.13 will be the last product version released by Red Hat (expected early-August 2022). Future product versions, beginning with PAM and DM V8.0, will be available from IBM. Red Hat will continue to support PAM & DM V7.x for the remainder of their product lifecycle, as published on the Red Hat customer portal.” Read more

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5 Solutions for July-2022 Challenge “Evaluate Team Performance”

We received 5 different solutions which use the following tools (in order of submission):

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Decision-Making vs. Problem Solving

This post Decision-Making: How to Determine the Best Possible Choices defines decision-making as “the process by which people come to actionable decisions after a careful consideration of the facts and values of the situation and parties involved. Decision-making could either be rational or irrational, and every decision-making process results in a final choice, which would either prompt an action, or not“. Contrary, problem solvingis using creativity and discovery to determine all possible courses of action after carefully examining the information provided. Problem solving is considered by many as a step toward decision-making, hence, the information gathered and solutions provided are used in decision-making.Link

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A Building Blocks Approach

A building blocks approach starts with the universe of possible solutions and determines the common fundamental elements that constitute such solutions. It then goes about standardizing these fundamental elements and commoditizing them. This enables an ecosystem of actors who have the agency to ‘build-on’ using these building blocks to deploy solutions across varied contexts. In the Decision Management world a building blocks approach started to dominate the ecosystem to build context-specific decision models (which preserve individual context) while leveraging standardized Decision Microservices (building blocks). Link

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Forrester announces AI 2.0

As more businesses leverage artificial intelligence to drive transformative customer experiences and real-time business decisions, Forrester announces “a new era of AI development – one that addresses accuracy, speed, and security.” Link 

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Platforms vs Frameworks

Platforms are designed to be environments for apps. Not only will developers build the app on a particular platform, but the finished product will also run on that platform. In this sense, the hardware and software components of the platform work together to support the app throughout its life.
Frameworks are intended to be more like app templates. Their ready-made components provide some guidance to developers throughout the development process. This allows them to build upon the framework with the customizations necessary to meet the specific needs of their end-users. However, the app will still need external support to run once it’s complete.

Thus, many modern decision management tools are not platforms but rather Decision Intelligence or Digital Decisioning Frameworks for development of decision services that can be deployed to different platforms such as AWS or Asure. Link

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Decision Intelligence 101

“Decision Intelligence is a practical approach designed to improve decision-making by first understanding and then engineering the way decisions are made and how outcomes are evaluated, managed, and improved based on feedback.” Decision intelligence has three key business benefits: Link

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Challenge July-2022 “Evaluate Team Performance”

In this Challenge you need to evaluate performance of different teams based on efficiency of their players during different games. Each player receives 5 points for “best” efficiency, 3 points for “better” efficiency, 2 for “good” efficiency. You need to subtract 2 points for “bad” efficiency and 5 points for “worst” efficiency. Which team got the most points? Link

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Donald Knuth will answer your questions on August 3

This year on August 3 Donald Knuth will give an invited talk during CP-2022 at Haifa, Israel. Rather than giving a canned lecture, he much prefers to let the audience choose the topics, and for all questions to be kept a secret from him until the lecture is actually in progress. (He believes that people often learn more from answers that are spontaneously fumbled than from responses that are carefully preplanned.) Questions related to constraints will naturally be quite welcome, but questions on any subject whatsoever will not be ducked! He’ll try to answer them all as best he can, without spending a great deal of time on any one topic, unless there is special interest to go into more depth. If you wish to ask a question, please send it by e-mail before July 31. Link

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