Business Rules

3 Reasons Rules Architects Are Adopting Decision Modeling:  #2 Expanded Traceability and Impact Analysis

Last week I started a series on decision modeling for Rules Architects by describing how a decision model in DecisionsFirst Modeler engages your business partners. This week I am going to explain how decision modeling enables traceability all the way to the knowledge sources that drive rules, and impact analysis all the way to the business objectives.  

3 Reasons Rules Architects Are Adopting Decision Modeling:  #1 Business Engagement

Rules Architects we work with are increasingly using decision modeling as part of their business rules management system (BRMS) implementations. This month’s blog series will explore three key benefits of using decision modeling and a BRMS.

Decision Modeling with DMN Integration for RedHat JBoss BRMS Announced

Today we announced the availability of the DecisionsFirst Modeler Enterprise Edition Integration with Red Hat JBoss BRMS. With DecisionsFirst Modeler Enterprise Edition and the integration for JBoss BRMS, decision models based on the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard can be more easily integrated with business rules being managed and deployed using JBoss BRMS, improving traceability and business ownership. Read the full announement here.

Live Event: DecisionsFirst Modeler and IBM ODM Demo

Decision Modeling with the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard is a powerful way to maximize the ROI to be gained from business rules management systems like IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM). The combination of a decision modeling tool like DecisionsFirst Modeler and IBM ODM improves traceability and business user engagement without compromising ODM’s robust business rules capability. You can learn more about DecisionsFirst Modeler and its integration with IBM Operational Decision Manager at the ODM/iLOG BRMS Meetup on Tuesday May 24, 2016 at 6pm Pacific in the IBM Offices at 1001 Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City (map).

Why Model Decisions with DMN – a video

The third in the series of short videos about Decision Modeling is focused on the choice of the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard. Jan Purchase and I developed these while working on a new book – Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN – and this third video discusses  why, with many ways to model decisions, we would pick DMN: Standards […]

What is Decision Modeling – a video

Jan Purchase and I are working on a new book – Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN – and ahead of the publication we have made a series of short videos about decisions, decision modeling and DMN. The first one introduces decision modeling: What is a business decision? Why are they so important? What is Decision Modeling and what can […]

Excellent Resource for Business Rules Architects and Analysts

Jan Purchase of LuxMagi, a business rules and decision management specialist, has an excellent blog series on the benefits of a decisions-first approach to business rule analysis and business rules management system (BRMS) implementation. In How DMN Allows Business Rules to Scale, Jan describes the well known problem with current rules-first approaches that “rush to […]

When Big Data Falls Short, Decision Modeling Bridges the Gap

Looking back over the last decade, it is plain to see that Big Data exploded seemingly out of nowhere. From a strange new term to a household name overnight, Big Data undoubtedly has more to offer in the coming years, but how to extract its many secrets? The Business Intelligence industry as a whole may […]

5 Reasons Why Business Analysts Like Decision Modeling with DMN

The purpose of business analysis is to accurately describe the requirements for an information system (more or less). Business Analysts use a variety of techniques to do this. They use techniques designed to help them find out what is required, to elicit the requirements, and they use techniques to describe and model those requirements in […]

Version 7 of The Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report

We’ve posted Version 7 of our popular Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report with new content on The Analytics Capability Landscape. We also welcome new vendors Blue Yonder and Erudine to the platform vendor index. Overview Organizations are adopting a new class of operational systems called Decision Management Systems to meet the demands of consumers, regulators and […]