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Continuing blogging from Building Business Capability and it's time for Jan Vanthienen to talk decision modeling for the business analyst. Jan is a leading researcher into decision modeling and decision tables at the University of Leuven. Observation 1: Decisions are important for business, not only processes. Too often, he says, the process is modeled with no [...]

Decision Management Solutions joined the OneDecision.io consortium back in September and we have been working with them ever since both within the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standards process and to provide some integration between the OneDecision.io Java-based reference implementation for DMN execution (which supports basic decision tables, JSON data types, and the standardized DMN XML interchange format) [...]

As you may have noticed I am working on a new book - Available now! Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN - with Jan Purchase. Yesterday Jan had a great blog post - Why Decision Modeling? (In 1000 Words). Jan makes some great points, emphasizing the value of  decision modeling with DMN in: Transparency of the logic Separation  of [...]

I caught up with Bruce Silver, well known for his work on business process modeling with BPMN, for his presentation on the Decision Model and Notation standard – DMN. Bruce began by introducing DMN – you can read my DMN introduction here – and emphasized that it is both a model (underpinnings) and a notation [...]

Jacob Feldman of OpenRules and I presented on Good Old UServ Product Derby in the Brave New World of Decision Management at the Building Business Capability Conference. We began by introducing DMN a little (check out this white paper for more details on decision modeling with DMN). He and I see a lot of interest in DMN [...]

One of our clients was up next with Principal Financial Group presenting on A Practical Approach Using Decision Management and Decision Modeling at The Principal Financial Group. Doris and Don presented on their decision-centric approach for business rules implementation. While Principal is focused on getting to good business rules, the right business rules, they take a [...]

I recently checked out The Evolution of Decision Making - How leading organizations are adopting a data-driven culture, a new white paper from the Harvard Business Review sponsored by SAS: People have long preached the benefits of relying on data and insights from business intelligence (BI) and analytics to help make better and timelier decisions. A reliance [...]

In conjunction with ASUG, the SAP user group,  I am giving a members only webinar on Managing and Evolving Decisions with DecisionsFirst Modeler and SAP Netweaver Decision Service Management, July 11 at 8am PT/11am ET. I am speaking with Carsten Ziegler, Architect and Chief Product Owner of SAP Netweaver Decision Service Management. Decision requirements models allow business analyst, [...]

I am giving a webinar on Managing and Evolving Decisions with DecisionsFirst Modeler and SAP Netweaver Decision Service Management, May16 at 7am PT/10am ET / 16:00 CET. I am speaking with Carsten Ziegler, Architect and Chief Product Owner of SAP Netweaver Decision Service Management. Decision requirements models allow business analyst, architects and decision designers to describe the decision-making [...]

I am giving a webinar on Creating and Managing Executable Decision Models with DecisionsFirst Modeler and OpenRules®, May 7 at 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern. This webcast will demonstrate how graphical decision requirement models can be integrated with executable decision models. Decision requirements models allow business analyst, architects and decision designers to describe the decision-making they [...]

Use Cases and Business Rules

Syndicated from ebizQ Barb von Halle and Larry Goldberg had an interesting article titled Use Cases and Business Rules - can they work together over on Modern Analyst. In the article they discuss the role of the Decision Model and business rules in use cases. They make some good points and I have a simple [...]