In today's competitive, always-on global marketplace, businesses need to be able to make better decisions more quickly. And they need to be able to change those decisions immediately in order to adapt to this increasingly dynamic business environment. Whether it is a regulatory change in your industry, a new product introduction by a competitor that your organization needs to react to, or a new market opportunity that you want to quickly capture by changing your product pricing. Decisions like these lie at the heart of your organization's key business processes.
In this IBM® Redpaper™ publication, we explore the benefits of identifying and documenting decisions within the context of your business processes. We describe a straightforward approach for doing this by using a business process and decision discovery tool called IBM Blueworks Live™, and we apply these techniques to a fictitious example from the auto insurance industry to help you better understand the concepts.
This paper was written with a non-technical audience in mind. It is intended to help business users, subject matter experts, business analysts, and business managers get started discovering and documenting the decisions that are key to their company's business operations.
Chapter 1. Introduction to decision discovery
Chapter 2. Introduction to IBM Blueworks Live
Chapter 3. Getting started with decision discovery
Chapter 4. Bringing it all together: The AIC decision discovery project
Appendix A. Automation considerations