New Book: Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN now available!

DMNBookFrontCoverSmall-1.jpgI am delighted to announce that Jan Purchase, founder of Lux Magi, and I have finished what we believe is the definitive guide to decision modeling with the Object Management Group’s Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard, Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN. The book is now on general release and available for purchase from Amazon and Barnes and Noble (full details on the Meghan Kiffer site).

Decision modeling is an important technique for improving the effectiveness, consistency and agility of your organization’s operational decisions and a vital adjunct to the continuous improvement of your business processes. We have tried hard to develop a truly comprehensive book that provides a complete explanation of decision modeling and how it aligns with Decision Management and more broadly with Digital Transformation.

The book describes the DMN standard, focusing on the business benefits of using it. Full of examples and best practices developed on real projects, it will help new decision modelers to quickly get up to speed while also providing crucial patterns and advice for more those with more experience. The book includes a detailed method for applying decision modeling in your organization and advice on how to select tools and start a pilot project. It contains:

  • Over 220 practical illustrations
  • 47 best practices
  • 13 common misconceptions to avoid
  • 12 patterns and approaches
  • 3 worked examples

Here are some of the great quotes from our initial reviewers:

  • “This comprehensive and incredibly useful book offers a wealth of practical advice…”
  • “Well written and very impressive in its scope.”
  • “This is a greatly needed book that will be studied by decision managers and practitioners for the next decade or more. ”
  • “This is truly a first comprehensive handbook of decision management.”
  • “The key to accountability, repeatability, consistency and even agility is a well-defined approach to business decisions, and the standard and this book gets you there.”

I very much hope you will buy and enjoy Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN. I’d love to hear what you think of it and stories about how it helped you on projects so please drop me a line.