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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: […]

A New Approach to Defining BI Requirements – PASS Business Analytics 2015

I am speaking at PASS Business Analytics 2015, April 20-22 in Santa Clara CA, on A New Approach to Defining BI Requirements: Most organizations lack an approach that lets them specify their requirements for BI or for analytics more broadly. Their ability to find opportunities for, and successfully use, more advanced analytics is limited. In […]

New Book on BPMN and DMN – Building More Effective Processes by Integrating Process Modeling with Decision Modeling

The MicroGuide to Process and Decision Modeling in BPMN/DMN: Building More Effective Processes by Integrating Process Modeling with Decision Modeling BPMN expert Tom Debevoise and DMN expert and Decision Management Solutions CEO James Taylor have just published a new book on BPMN and DMN, the third edition of the popular MicroGuide to BPMN. Decision Model and […]

Presentation: Improve Your Process Models by Modeling Decisions

In case you missed it, the presentation from our recent IIBA webinar is now posted to slideshare. Improve your Process Models by Modeling Decisions from Decision Management Solutions Webinar recordings are available on the IIBA website. Description: Business analysts know that modeling business processes, rather than writing about them, defines them more accurately. Business process […]

Live Tutorial: Decision Modeling with DMN: Extending BPMN to Decisions, Business Rules and Analytics

I am giving a tutorial on Decision Modeling with DMN: Extending BPMN to Decisions, Business Rules and Analytics at this year’s Building Business Capability conference in the afternoon of Sunday November 2.

Decision Modeling has recently been added to the Business Analyst Body of Knowledge® Guide v3 while a new standard, the Decision Model and Notation standard, has also been released. Decision modeling with DMN complements existing process modeling techniques such as those using BPMN, extending process models to fully incorporate business rules and analytics.

Although based on years of experience with business rules and analytics, decision modeling is new to many analysts. This workshop introduces this powerful technique so that business analysts, enterprise architects and all those involved with business rules or analytic projects can use it effectivel

Live Event: BABOK 3: What’s the big deal with decision modeling?

I am giving a presentation to the Bay Area Chapter of the IIBA on “BABOK 3: What’s the big deal with decision modeling?” June 25th at 6:30pm in Sunnyvale, CA

Decision Modeling is a new Technique in v3 of the BABOK(r) Guide. It’s also become a key element of the Business Intelligence and Business Process Management Perspectives. In this session James Taylor will introduce Decision Modeling as a technique (following the new Decision Model and Notation standard), show how modeling decisions can improve business analysis and requirements specification, and discuss the role of decision modeling in business process, business rules, business intelligence and analytic projects.

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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

BPM Institute Live Training: Decision Modeling With DMN San Francisco

Live Training as part of Brainstorm San Francisco

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 analytic environments.

The primary goal of DMN is to provide a standard notation that is readily understandable by all business stakeholders. These business stakeholders include the business analysts wh

Decision Modeling and the Business Analyst Body of Knowledge

Some time back I participated in a large group of practitioners working on a new version of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® . After months of consolidating feedback and updating this (vry thorough) document, the IIBA has announced a public review of version 3. As their own newsletter says:

You can review the entire document or focus only on your areas of expertise and provide your feedback to the international, volunteer Core Team. Be sure to forward this email to your colleagues and friends in the Business Analyst profession and encourage them to participate. The more people from more countries, industries and companies of all sizes who contribute, the stronger this version of the BABOK® Guide will be!
[IIBA has] implemented a new Feedback Collector that makes it easy to submit suggestions, propose edits and provide feedback. To learn how to us

Process innovation videos from bpmNEXT 2014

I attended bpmNEXT a little while ago and gave a demonstration of Decision Modeling for Simpler, Smarter, More Agile Processes. This was a live demonstration of DecisionsFirst Modeler, our collaborative cloud-based environment for decision modeling and showed how the Decision Model and Notation standard works. In addition, I showed how teams can collaborate on these models, how they can link to implementations like business rules, manage automation choices and ensure traceability. Check out the video below or here.