Posted By: Meri Gruber | Posted On: 31st August 2016 |
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.
Posted By: James Taylor | Posted On: 20th July 2016 |
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.
Posted By: Meri Gruber | Posted On: 27th June 2016 |
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:
Posted By: James Taylor | Posted On: 21st June 2016 |
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.
Posted By: James Taylor | Posted On: 15th June 2016 |
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.
Posted By: James Taylor | Posted On: 9th June 2016 |
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.
Posted By: James Taylor | Posted On: 17th May 2016 |
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:
Posted By: Meri Gruber | Posted On: 16th May 2016 |
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.
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).