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BBC 2016: Decision Modeling with DMN Tutorial

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.

Knowledge Objects in DMN

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.

3 Reasons Rules Architects Are Adopting Decision Modeling:  #3 Using Agile Not Waterfall to Write the Rules

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.

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.

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:

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).