business rules management

Aragon Research introduces a Decision Management Framework

Jim Sinur of Aragon Research just published The Decision Management Framework Delivers Better Decisions (subscription required): This research note defines the Decision Management Framework (DMF) so that business and IT leaders will be more equipped to make beneficial decisions for their organizations. The DMF can be applied to a wide range of business scenarios. It […]

BBC 2017: Maximizing the Value of a BRMS with Decision Modeling

A Business Rules Management Systems or BRMS is a powerful tool, but only if used correctly. To learn more, join me at the Building Business Capability Conference (BBC 2017) in Orlando. I will be speaking on Day 1 of the conference, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 4:50pm. Here is the abstract: Several recent projects have combined decision […]

3 Critical Elements Webinar

3 Critical Elements of a Digital Business Platform: BRMS, Predictive Analytics and Decision Modeling

The webinar has taken place. The presentation and recording are available here. Successful digital programs extend their Digital Business Platforms with 3 critical elements: decision modeling, predictive analytics and business rules management (BRMS). Coordinating these technologies into a virtual decision hub, Decision Management automates and improves every digital interaction and delivers agile, data-driven, real-time outcomes. […]

Real world examples of how modeling decisions with DMN has helped – a video

The sixth and final in the series of short videos about Decision Modeling is focused on some real-world examples of the value of decision modeling. Jan Purchase and I developed these videos while working on a new book – Available now! – Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN:

The differences between decisions and business rules– a video

The fifth in the series of short videos about Decision Modeling is focused on the differences between decisions and business rules. Jan Purchase and I developed these videos while working on a new book – Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN:

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’s the Motivation for Decision Modeling? – a video

The second in the series of short videos about Decision Modeling is focused on motivation – why model decisions? Jan Purchase and I developed while working on a new book – Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN – and this second video discusses some of the key motivations for adopting decision modeling: Practical benefits of decision modeling in terms of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Live Online: BPM Institute Decision Modeling with DMN

I am teaching a live online version of the BPM Institute’s Decision Modeling with DMN class on July 30th and 31st, 1-5pm ET each day.

The Decision Model and Notation (DMN) is a standard for decision modeling in the process of being adopted by the Object Management Group. It provides a graphical notation for specifying decisions so that decision making can be modeled separately from business processes. DMN allows both technical users and business users to describe, model and manage decision-making by providing a notation that is intuitive to business users yet able to represent complex decision making. The DMN specification also provides a mapping between the graphics of the notation to the underlying constructs of execution environments such as business rules management systems and predictive analy