Decision Model and Notation

Decision Modeling book – free chapter

As you may know, Tom Debevoise and I recently published The MicroGuide to Process and Decision Modeling in BPMN/DMN: Building More Effective Processes by Integrating Process Modeling with Decision Modeling. The Business Process Model and Notation, BPMN 2.0, has established itself as the dominant standard for process modeling since its release in 2011. The publication […]

Analytics – An Overwhelming Shift to Decision Making

It’s clear when you analyze analytic capabilities that there are three main reasons people use analytics: A need to report on some aspect of the organization. A need to monitor the organization’s behavior or performance. A need for the organization to make data-driven decisions. As part of our recently completed research on the analytic capability landscape, we […]

Presentation and Webcast: 4 Key Benefits to Integrating BPMN and DMN

If you missed yesterday’s webinar on the 4 Key Benefits of Integrating BPMN and DMN, the presentation and webcast are now available. Tom Debevoise and James Taylor highlighted key points from their new book, The MicroGuide to Process and Decision Modeling in BPMN/DMN: Building More Effective Processes by Integrating Process Modeling with Decision Modeling. The […]

OMG Includes Decision Modeling in New BPM Exam

The Object Management Group® (OMG®) announced last week that is has updated the Business Intermediate Level in the OMG Certified Expert in BPM 2 (OCEB 2) certification program to include a section on Decision Modeling. The decision modeling section is based on OMG’s new Decision Model and Notation specification (Decision Management Solutions is a co-submitter […]

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 […]

Ugly Research: Data is easy, Deciding is hard

Tracy Allison Altman over at Ugly Research has a great new  white paper – Data is easy: Deciding is hard – in which she quotes me (thanks Tracy). It’s a great paper and makes what I think is the critical point – that you don’t need a data culture but a decision culture. And I would add that you need this at every level – strategic, tactical and operational. The paper has some great advice and I would add a couple of additional thoughts:

For decisions you make often – some tactical and all operational decisions for instance – build a decision model so you know how you think you are going to/should make the decision moving forward. Here at Decision Management Solutions we use the new Decision Model and Notation (DMN) Standard and our modeling

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