Decision support includes all aspects that influence the way that significant decisions are made in an organization. Understanding how decisions are made is key to influencing strategy. Decisions are based on understanding business goals and context. Decisions are very risky if they are not backed. Decisions that can be automated represent a significant opportunity.
Do you know what the technical basis for decision management is?
Could you identify and deliver a technology that saves or makes the company money?
Do you know how much your company spends on maintenance?
Have you taught valuation to other architects?
Specialization knowledge areas in regard to decision support:
Utilize decision support and identify key business decisions
Infrastructure Architect: Manage decision support environments and connections
Business Architect: Identify key decision support opportunities
Information Architect :
Business decision management and documentation
Read this list of questions and consider how you would leverage the skills represented in decision support to help answer them.
What constitutes an architecturally relevant decision?
Which specializations should be involved with decision support? How?
Is there a need for skills in business intelligence to enable decision support?