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Classification Decisions: What Business Users Like

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 [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|DMN|3 Comments

DMN and BPMN: Common Motivation, Different Outcome?

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 [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|BPMN, DMN|2 Comments

How DMN Is Different

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 [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|DMN|2 Comments

Announcing DMN Method and Style Basics – Training and Certification

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 [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|DMN|0 Comments

DMN as a Decision Modeling Language

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 [...]

By | July 9th, 2016|DMN|1 Comment

DMN Tool Update

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 [...]

By | June 3rd, 2016|DMN|0 Comments

DMN Tools – State of the Market May 2016

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 [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|DMN|1 Comment

DMN on the Rise at bpmNEXT

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 [...]

By | April 22nd, 2016|DMN|1 Comment

More on Sub-DRDs

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 [...]

By | April 15th, 2016|DMN|2 Comments

My DMN 1.2 Wishlist

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 [...]

By | April 11th, 2016|DMN|3 Comments