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Classification Decisions: What Business Users Like

By | 2017-01-05T16:17:37-08:00 January 4th, 2017|DMN|

Every discussion of DMN these days seems to begin with some declaration of what “business users don’t like.”  They don’t like FEEL.  They don’t like boxed expressions.  They don’t like BKMs.  They don’t like contexts.  They don’t like names with underscores, or, heaven forbid, camel case!  They don’t like parentheses to define a numeric interval [...]

DMN and BPMN: Common Motivation, Different Outcome?

By | 2017-01-03T09:57:13-08:00 January 3rd, 2017|BPMN, DMN|

With the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard, the Object Management Group (OMG) is hoping to replicate its signature success story, BPMN.  Unlike most OMG standards, both BPMN and DMN are purportedly aimed at business users rather than developers and architects.  Business users are notoriously averse to standards, so BPMN’s achievement of high business user [...]

How DMN Is Different

By | 2016-12-29T13:40:00-08:00 November 18th, 2016|DMN|

In my BPMN classes I start by highlighting the ways in which it is different from traditional swimlane flowcharts.  While the outward similarities ease business user adoption by presenting a familiar appearance, the reasons why BPMN has succeeded as a standard actually stem from all the ways in which it is different from (i.e., better [...]

Announcing DMN Method and Style Basics – Training and Certification

By | 2016-12-29T13:40:00-08:00 October 17th, 2016|DMN|

I am happy to announce a brand new class, DMN Method and Style Basics, based on the Trisotech DMN Modeler, tailored for business users.  The training includes 60-day use of the Trisotech Digital Enterprise Suite and post-class certification.  Click here to register.  Until October 31, we are offering it for the special price of $295, after [...]

DMN as a Decision Modeling Language

By | 2016-12-30T15:55:27-08:00 July 9th, 2016|DMN|

This post is a transcript of my keynote at RuleML/DecisionCamp on July 8, 2016. I was surprised to be invited to speak here about DMN, because the inventors of DMN are here in the room but I am not one of them.  While they were off inventing DMN, I was working in the related area [...]

DMN Tool Update

By | 2016-12-29T13:40:00-08:00 June 3rd, 2016|DMN|

Since my last post on the current state of the DMN tools market, I've learned a bit more from a few vendors... Sapiens Decision The Decision Model, on which the Sapiens offering is based, can be viewed as a progenitor of DMN, but I was unaware of Sapiens' intent to support the DMN standard in [...]

DMN Tools – State of the Market May 2016

By | 2016-12-29T13:40:00-08:00 May 13th, 2016|DMN|

It's still early days for DMN, but a number of tools are available or have been publicly demonstrated.  Here is my impression of where we are at the moment. DecisionsFirst Modeler James Taylor's free DecisionsFirst Modeler was one of the first DMN tools available.  It allows a business user to draw DRDs and enter a wealth [...]

DMN on the Rise at bpmNEXT

By | 2016-12-29T13:40:00-08:00 April 22nd, 2016|DMN|

bpmNEXT 2016 just concluded its fourth event this week in Santa Barbara, and it was even better than ever!  One highlight for me was the rapid pace of progress in DMN implementation.  Before this event I was beginning to despair that tool vendors would implement only the barest outlines of DMN, nothing that could fulfill the [...]

More on Sub-DRDs

By | 2016-12-29T13:40:00-08:00 April 15th, 2016|DMN|

In my DMN 1.2 Wishlist post, one of the key items is the ability to represent a single decision node having complex decision logic with a "sub-DRD" equivalent to the boxed context representation allowed under DMN 1.1.  In his comment, James Taylor sighs loudly and adds that if I understood the spec better I would realize [...]

My DMN 1.2 Wishlist

By | 2016-12-29T13:40:00-08:00 April 11th, 2016|DMN|

The DMN 1.2 Revision Task Force starts up this week.  I have a number of related items in my wish list.  Before submitting them to the RTF, I'll use these posts to generate some discussion.  My top ones are these: Hierarchical DRD Like a subprocess in BPMN, I'd like a decision node in DRD to be expandable [...]