decision logic

Don’t Use Executable Decision Models – Part 4

This is the final part in my series on why we don’t recommend using executable decision models. Part 1 discussed the problem of additional model technical complexity required for executable models, resulting in business users disengagement. Part 2 detailed the challenges of reuse and maintenance with an executable model, and Part 3 outlined how executable […]

Don’t Use Executable Decision Models – Part 3

This is the third of four posts in my series on why not to use executable decision models. Part 1 discussed the difficulty in sustaining business user engagement when using executable models, and part 2 outlined the challenges of reuse and maintenance with executable models. Reason #3: Analytics and AI We are using decision models to […]

Don’t Use Executable Decision Models – Part 2

This is the second in my series on why not to use executable decision models. Part 1 discussed the importance of business user engagement and the challenges posed by executable decision models. Reason #2: Maintenance Most tools and methodologies focused on executable models are focused on getting to version 1, not on maintenance. This is, […]

Don’t Use Executable Decision Models – Part 1

Here at Decision Management Solutions, we are big believers in decision models using the DMN industry standard notation. We’ve modeled over 3,000 decisions around the world and we’ve trained over 1,000 people in decision modeling. We use decision modeling on all our projects and have done since 2011, before there was a standard. We use […]

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 […]

Update to the Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report

The Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report began in early 2012 as a way to share our research and experience in building Decision Management Systems. Since then we have extended, updated and revised the report many times. This week we released the latest version – Version 8 – with a new, easier to use format. There is […]

Why Write a Book When There’s a Standard? – A Video

The fourth in our series of videos about Decision Modeling discusses the difference between the book and the standard document published by OMG. Jan Purchase and I developed these while working on a new book – Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN – and this video discusses  why we think a book is useful and necessary even with a published standard: […]

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 […]

Upcoming Training in Decision Management and Decision Modeling with DMN

The next session of our popular live online training courses in Decision Management and Decision Modeling with DMN are now posted: Introduction to Decision Management August 25-27, 2015 Decision Management allows the effective automation of decision-making combined with increased business agility and greater effectiveness. Decision Management is a proven approach for adopting business rules and predictive […]

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 […]