I am delighted to announce that Jan Purchase, founder of Lux Magi, and I have finished what we believe is the definitive guide to decision modeling with the Object Management Group’s Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard, Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN. The book is now on general release and available for purchase from Amazon and Barnes and Noble (full details on the Meghan Kiffer site).
At the recent Building Business Capability 2016 conference, Gagan Saxena, our VP of Consulting, and Andrew Ray of Goldman Sachs presented on building a modern business architecture – one that connects design (business at rest) to operations (business in motion). A perfect architecture would provide an organizing framework that synchronizes:
We are back from an excellent week at the Building Business Capability Conference 2016. Our thanks to the organizers. We are thankful for the opportunity to discuss and share with you our expertise and experience in using the Decision Management approach and decision modeling technique to help our clients achieve operational excellence through a modern business architecture that is analytic, agile and adaptive.
At the recent Building Business Capability 2016 conference, I presented with David Herring, who leads the Process Transformation and Decision Management Program at a large healthcare provider in Northern California, on “Pioneering Decision Services with Decision Modeling”. His organization is a large, not-for-profit health plan providing everything from inpatient, to home health, hospitals, hospice, pharmacy, and insurance. 10M+ members, 17,000 doctors and nearly 200,000 total employees.
Learn how decision modeling with DMN is central to Kaiser Permante’s effort to ensure decisions are based on current best practices and increasingly made in real time in this BBC 2016 presentation by David Herring, Manager of BPM & ODM Delivery, Office of the CTO, Kaiser Permanente and James Taylor, CEO Decision Management Solutions, Pioneering Decision Services with Decision Modeling at Kaiser Permanente.
Graphical decision models based on the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard are easy to create and easy to communicate. The business focused decision structure provides needed clarity and facilitates collaboration and conflict resolution across business, IT and analytics teams. Flexible enough to keep up with today’s rapidly changing requirements, decision modeling helps stakeholders focus on the real needs of their organization.
Learn more about Decision Management Systems and Analytics at INBADD 2016 with speaker Gagan Saxena, VP & Principal Consultant, Decision Management Solutions.
There are two key knowledge objects in DMN—Business Knowledge Models (BKMs) and Knowledge Sources. They have quite different purposes despite the similar names. To help clarify, we have published a Best Practices Brief, Knowledge Objects in DMN.
If you are interested in how decision modeling with DMN integrates with a BRMS to the execution level, here are two short demonstrations of our DMN decision modeling software, DecisionsFirst Modeler Enterprise Edition, Integrations with two leading BRMS’s:
Earlier this month I started a series on decision modeling for Rules Architects by describing how a decision model in DecisionsFirst Modeler engages the business and extends traceability and impact analysis. Wrapping up this week I’m going to talk about the importance of agile development and how traditional rules approaches force a waterfall approach.