Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
June 23, 2019 Vol. 20, No. 13

In this issue

1) Is Scrum useful for creating decision support?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) Is Scrum useful for creating decision support?

by Daniel J. Power

Decision support has expanded to new tasks and analysts and developers have incorporated new technologies in applications and analyses. Business analytics projects, customization of business intelligence software, development of a novel model or algorithm-driven application, and creation of specialized cognitive systems can all benefit from agile development processes. Agility and timely decisions are critical to initiate changes and decision support can be a change enabler. Scrum is especially suited to decision support projects because of the requirement for ongoing collaboration with the product owner, the principles of team self-organization, and the use of iterative processes.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

06/20/2019 UserZoom acquires Validately to help businesses design and deliver better digital experiences. Check release.

06/20/2019 Equifax collaborates with FinTech Sandbox to help startups access data. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. 30th European Conference on Operational Research, June 23-26, Dublin, Ireland. Check

2. 2019 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference New Orleans, LA, November 23 - 25, 2019. Check release.

3. Call for articles Journal of Business Analytics, an official journal of the Operational Research Society. The journal serves the emerging and rapidly growing community of business analytics both in academia and industry. Check


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Power & Heavin (2018) argue "Digital disruption is accelerating. Implementing a successful digital transformation strategy requires that senior managers make trade-off decisions to reinvent a business. Equally important all decision makers must learn to ask the right questions, use data and computer support in decision making, and increase their knowledge and skills. Creating a data-centric culture and rewarding data-based decision making leads to successful digital transformation."


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