Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
October 27, 2019 Vol. 20, No. 22

Inaugural newsletter issue May 10, 2000, this is issue 507

In this issue

1) What is adaptive planning?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is adaptive planning?

by Daniel J. Power

Adaptive planning is a process and theory for coping with change and complexity. Adaptive planning ideas have been applied and discussed in multiple disciplines. Agile planning is one form of adaptive planning. In an agile environment, planning occurs frequently in project teams and at broader organization levels. Rolling waves of planning occur as a project or task progresses and as details become clearer. Activities and tasks are timeboxed and completed in discreet chunks. Finally, managers assess task complexity and estimate task effort. Adaptive planning is a human process the can perhaps be imitated or assisted using software-based decision and planning support.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

10/23/2019 My Ally releases the first single source Artificial Intelligence platform for talent lifecycle management. Check release.

10/23/2019 Oklahoma Health Care Authority expands Virtual Pharmacist program to high-risk SoonerCare members. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. 2019 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference New Orleans, LA, November 23 - 25, 2019. Check site.

2. Call for Papers: IFIP WG8.3 Decision Support 2020 in Wroclaw, Poland. Deadline December 15, 2019. Check release.

3. Call for Papers AMCIS 2020 SIGDSA, August 12 - 16, 2020, Salt Lake City, Utah. Submission begins January 6, 2020. Check release.

4. KDD 2020 will convene in San Diego, California Aug. 22-27, 2020. Check release.

5. 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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