Sun, 31 October 2010
Welcome to the Software Process and Measurement Cast 106!
SPaMCAST 106 features my interview with Larry Goldberg. We discussed the book he co-authored, The Decision Model: A Business Logic Framework linking Business and Technology. This was a wide ranging interview. I am sure you will enjoy it!
Larry Goldberg is Managing Partner of Knowledge Partners International, LLC (KPI),with over thirty years of experience in building technology based companies on three continents, and in which the focus was rules-based technologies and applications.Commercial applications in which he played a primary architectural role include such diverse domains as healthcare, supply chain, and property & casualty insurance.
Larry is co-author of The Decision Model: A Business Logic Framework linking Business and Technology (Auerbach, 2009), a co-editor of The Business RuleRevolution: Running the Business the Right Way (HappyAbout.info 2007), on the editorial board of www.BPMInstitute.org and is the Editorial Director of the BDM Bulletin, a monthly e-publication of the BPMInstitute.org.
Larry joins Barbara von Halle, his business partner at KPI, in writing the monthly Business Decision Management column in www.Tdan.com and in www.ModernAnalyst.com (from October 2009). In addition Larry's writings can be read in industry publications such as www.BPtrends.com, www.RequirementsNetwork.com and www.ITMPI.org. He may be heard, four times a year, as the track chair of the BDM Symposium at the Brainstorm conference, and at many conferences and industry events around the world. He and Barbara von Halle conduct a very popular series of training seminars on Business Decision Management and the Decision Model, both in person and on-line. Larry can be found at www.TheDecisionModel.com and looks forward to hearing from everyone with and interest in decision management, business rules, BDM,EDM, and BPM.
There is a famous adage that states that you get what you measure. The point that is trying to be made is that if you focus on a specfic activity or process people will perform. It is a human tendency to wish to please. Unfortunately the tendency to please and a feed back loop can create an addiction or a fixation with a single metric or attribute. Fixation is an extreme of behavior that can cause the addict to exclude what is really important. Fixating and chasing a single measure to exclusion of everything else is the sin of lust in the measurement world.
See you next week!
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Category:Decision Model -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT