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Terrorists are Coming to Town

Terrorists are coming to town.

We better watch out

We all might die

Stay home don't go out

I'm telling you why

Terrorists are coming to town.

TSA's making a list,

Airlines aren't checking it twice;

We'll never find out Who's naughty or nice.

Terrorists are coming to…


Added by Agility Alliance Network on May 7, 2010 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Need of Business Process Reengineering

Why do we hear about companies taking initiatives for Business Process Reengineering after being so many years in business successfully?…


Added by Sudheer Ummalaneni on February 6, 2010 at 4:20pm — No Comments

DRG/BRxG user group meeting on Thursday Nov. 5

The Dallas Rules Group / Business Rule Experts Group (DRG/BRxG) user group meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 5 at the IBM IIC, in Dallas, TX.

For details, please follow this link:

Added by Agility Alliance Network on November 2, 2009 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Delta in-flight wi-fi is pretty fast

Trying this out for the first time. It works great. Connected the first time, without any problems. Delta gogo inflight Internet. Less than $10 per flight. see Bye

Added by Rolando Hernandez on September 28, 2009 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Business rules drag Orbitz down to Earth

I don't Twitter. I blog instead. It makes me seem so old fashioned.

I just wrote a blog about rule failures at Orbitz.

Follow this link to read all about it:

Added by Rolando Hernandez on September 17, 2009 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Dallas Rules Group (DRG), Sept. 3, 2009 meeting at IBM IIC, Dallas, TX

Dallas Rules Group (DRG) will hold an organization/planning meeting on Sept. 3rd in Farmer's Branch, Dallas, TX.

DRG is a new business rules user group that meets monthly in DFW. DRG is the local chapter of the Business Rules eXperts Group (BRxG), a global rules user group. BRxG is a special interest group of Agility Alliance.

For more information or to register for the meeting, please see these links:

1. About DRG Sept 3rd meeting:… Continue

Added by Agility Alliance Network on August 23, 2009 at 11:18pm — No Comments

AI 2.0

This is the first time I've heard the term Artificiail Intelligence 2.0. But the article is really about social networks evolving into Social Expert Systems (ES).

Read about it here.

Add your thoughts and comments below.

Added by Agility Alliance Network on June 3, 2009 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Is An Expert System The Answer To Homeland Security?

Here is an interesting article on expert system technology for homeland security. This looks like an article promoting the stock SDSS, but the real story is how they are using ES to improve the detection rate and minimize false positives.

Excerpt from

"...However, perhaps the best example of such leveraging is Suspect Detection Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: SDSS). Based in Israel,… Continue

Added by Agility Alliance Network on June 3, 2009 at 1:49pm — No Comments

POLL: Should NASCAR fine driver $200,000 for 0.17 cubic inch rule violation?

Here's the story:

NASCAR fines driver $200,000 for 0.17 cubic inch engine violation. His engine was 358.17 cubic inches in volume, just 0.17 inches above the NASCAR limit of 358 cubic inches.

Bottom line

- Carl Long blew an engine during practice

- NASCAR measured it, it was 0.04 percent out of spec

- $200,000 fine, 12 race suspension

- Driver… Continue

Added by Agility Alliance Network on May 30, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

POLL: Would you fire an employee for breaking the "Get to work on time" rule?

Some rules are hard and fast and must never be broken. Others are fuzzy and require judgment. For example, take a simple rule like "be on time to work." Would you fine or fire someone for being 5 minutes late? (VOTE & see poll results)

The Washington Nationals baseball team has a "don't be late to work rule." A few days ago Nationals right fielder Elijah Dukes was 5 minutes late to work.… Continue

Added by Agility Alliance Network on April 21, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Three levels of Business Rule Enforcement?

Interesting blog post about three levels of business rules enforcement:

Credit: Thanks to a Twitter by By Louis Davidson:

" ...So I starting thinking that there needed to be some standard way to describe the different levels of business rule enforcement. For example:

Hard and fast – These are rules that will never be broken under any circumstances. Like an exact birthdate in the future. Or a negative amount of time worked (reversing entries could be an… Continue

Added by Agility Alliance Network on February 20, 2009 at 9:29am — No Comments

ILOG the first to post solution to Albert Enistein's puzzle on ORF 2009


Daniel Selman was the third to solve and first to post to ORF 2009 a solution to Einstein's Puzzle for ORF 2009. He did it using ILOG's Optimization software (and some help from some friends) and I'm sure Albert would not have approved. the first two entries (NOT programmers) solved it in 20 minutes with only paper and pencil. I'll show those later two later. Right now, ILOG's solution is at… Continue

Added by James Owen on February 16, 2009 at 11:47am — No Comments

New Algorithm From Dr. Charles Forgy


See for the write up on the new algorithm from Dr. Forgy to replace the Rete 2 / Rete III algorithm. Also, we will have a new benchmark just to test that one and others, the WaltzDB-200 later this year. Enjoy...


Added by James Owen on February 9, 2009 at 10:14am — No Comments

Rulebased Forecasting, RBF


With the collaboration of three most excellent colleagues I have returned to the world of Quantitative Analysis and Forecasting. Finally!! Monica Adya was kind enough to send me the 1992 code that she did for seminal work that was co-authored by Fred Collopy and J. Scott Armstrong in 1992. It's all in C++ but I hope to begin by transferring to a combination of either Drools (or JRules or Advisor or OPS or JessJ or whatever) and Java. Or, perhaps, just leave the processing… Continue

Added by James Owen on February 6, 2009 at 3:17pm — No Comments

4-CPU Laptop for Power Users


See for a writeup on the HP 4-CPU laptop at Fry's for only $1,699.


Added by James Owen on February 6, 2009 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Why IT people don't "get" business, and why business doesn't "get" IT

I'm a business guy, and an IT guy. I get business, and I get IT.

But I used to be a typical IT person who just didn't understand business. Those were the days.

My first job out of college was working at Mobil Oil in their MIS Department. That's Management Information Systems for you kids out there. We started a newsletter to keep our clients, the business people, up to date on all the neat R&D projects and cool technologies we were working on. The year was… Continue

Added by Rolando Hernandez on February 6, 2009 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

WARNING: CEO's need to wise up and "bail out" of billion dollar IT projects right now

Dear CEO:

I am sick and tired of reading about billion dollar IT projects that we both know are never going to work, change, or last. It's time to stop the non-sense and use common-sense.

Here's just one example from InformationWeek. California is spending $3,600,000,000 (that's $3.6 BILLION) on these systems:

• Financial system: 11.8 years, $1.6B

• Strategic…

Added by Rolando Hernandez on February 4, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Number of Countries on AA


We have nine "members" from outside the USA, but only eight total countries counting the USA. The count from outside the USA is as follows:

1 Aussie

1 Belgium

2 Germany

1 France (UK escapee)

1 Mexico

1 Sweden

2 UK


Regardless, this is almost as many different countries as we had at ORF 2008. Which is not surprising since most came from ORF 2008 mailing list. Now, what we need is some "new blood" from folks… Continue

Added by James Owen on December 17, 2008 at 2:41pm — No Comments

On Knowledge Management

This slideshow was presented at ORF2008


Tags: km orf

Added by Rolando Hernandez on December 17, 2008 at 2:00am — No Comments

10 Rules for Governors and Investment Fund Managers

It's time to reprint a story I wrote when Wall Street imploded and went down the drain in September. These 10 rules are holding up pretty nicely three months later, thanks to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich selling Barack Obama's Senate seat on e-bay, and prominent Wall Street Trader Bernard Madoff's alleged $50 billion fraud, the biggest Ponzi scheme in history.

10 Rules for Wall Street

What are the rules? Did people break the rules, bend the rules, or ignore the…

Added by Rolando Hernandez on December 15, 2008 at 11:30pm — 5 Comments

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