Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
May 11, 2014 Vol. 15, No. 10
1) How should decision support projects be managed?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers
How should decision support projects be managed?
by Daniel Power
Since the early 1950s, much has been written about
project management. This literature prescribes
generic steps and issues associated with a broad
class of projects. In general, a project is a discreet,
goal-oriented task or endeavor. A decision support
project has a more specific goal of supporting decision
making, but there are many ways to do that using a variety
of technologies. A decision support project varies in
terms of what decision will be supported, what decision
makers will use the system, when and how it will be
used and what type of decision support will be provided.
Also, the technology solution may be poorly understood.
Decision support projects are often hard to structure
and manage. Moving from an informal exploration of a
suggestion for support to a formal project is an
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2) Recent DSS News Headlines
05/08/2014 Datawatch to demonstrate support for latest
IBM® Cognos® TM1 at Visions 2014 conference. Check release.
05/07/2014 Seven of the Nation's leading technology
institutions unveil Cognitive Computing courses leveraging IBM Watson. Check release.
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers/Books
1. June 2-5, 2014 DSS 2.0 – Supporting decision making with new technologies, Paris, Click here.
2. June 24-28, 2014, PACIS 2014 - Business Intelligence and Big Data
Analytics Track, Chengdu, China, Click here.
2. August 7-10, 2014, AMCIS 2014 - Savannah, GeorgiaClick here.
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