EDM Helps Minimize Trade Offs Between Application Maintenance and Strategic Initiatives – So Says Forrester Research

While Enterprise Decision Management (EDM) is not called out specifically in Forrester Research’s January 28 report, “The State Of Enterprise Software Adoption: 2007 To 2008,” it describes issues top of mind among technology executives addressable with EDM technologies, such as Business Rules Management Systems (BRMSs). The report is based on results of a survey of 1,017 IT decision-makers in North American- and European-based enterprises.

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Decision Management at the Heart of Future Enterprise Applications, so Says Forrester Research

Respected technology prognosticators John Rymer and Connie Moore of Forrester Research just published a new paper titled, “The Dynamic Business Application Imperative” (September 24, 2007, For CIOs). Rymer and Moore envision a new generation of enterprise application that some IT organizations today are cobbling together in order to meet ever changing business, technical and marketplace requirements.

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Rules and requirements - more links

Scott and I have been working on our presentation for Business Rules Forum - Getting It Right. Rules and Requirements in Software (if truth be told he has been working on it while I "help" ) and this has prompted...

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Live from ITARC - Empower Developers with Feature-Driven Development

Continuing at the IASA ITARC event in Atlanta I listened to Don Browning, Principal Architect at Turner Broadcasting, talk about Feature Driven Development. Turner considered XP, SCRUM and FDD sometime ago and found that FDD fit their waterfall-based mindset. Don...

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Use Cases and Requirements - a response

Scott Sehlhorst, with whom I am presenting at Business Rules Forum this year, just posted Use Case Example With Business Rules. In the post Scott identifies 4 opportunities, in an ATM withdrawal use case, to find decisions and I thought...

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Rules and requirements - what do YOU think?

Scott Sehlhorst and I are presenting at Business Rules Forum this year on rules and requirements and thought we would use our blogs (his is here) to carry out a public discussion/presentation development process! He got it started with Business...

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Rules and requirements

Just a quick note. I spotted this nice summary article by Ron Ross over on the Requirements network - Business Rules Come First - and then also noticed that Larry Goldberg had asked an interesting question here - are business...

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Lean application development and maintenance - some thoughts

I recently came across this McKinsey paper - Applying lean to application development and maintenance (subscription required). The abstract has a few key bullets: Lean techniques, originally developed to reduce waste in manufacturing, are boosting performance in more and more...

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Are business rules a bridge or a ferry?

James Governer had a great post today - On Agile, IT-Business Alignment, Martin Fowler and The Yawning Crevasse of Doom talking about a presentation by Martin Fowler and Dan North. There were some wonderful comments in it: The biggest problem...

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More on requirements gathering

Another great post on requirements from Scott over on his blog - Types of requirements gathering. Worth reading as good background for anyone gathering requirements and rules (which are not the same, remember). A couple of rules-centric comments first: Rules...

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