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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 | 2016-12-29T13:40:00-08:00 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 | 2016-12-29T13:40:00-08:00 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 | 2016-12-29T13:40:00-08:00 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 | 2016-12-29T13:40:00-08:00 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 | 2016-12-29T13:40:00-08:00 April 11th, 2016|DMN|3 Comments

Routing Decisions and the DMN Method

In my book DMN Method and Style I find some fault with both The Decision Model (TDM) and the Lending example in the DMN 1.1 spec for delegating definition of a multi-step business decision to a BPMN process model instead of to where it rightfully belongs, a DMN decision model.  To me, determining something like  [...]

By | 2016-12-29T13:40:00-08:00 March 15th, 2016|BPMN, DMN|0 Comments

What Is DMN?

DMN, which stands for Decision Model and Notation, is a relatively new standard managed by OMG, the organization behind BPMN.  It is trying to do for Business Decision Management what BPMN did for Business Process Management a decade ago: empower the business to take charge of the logic that drives its operations, through a vendor-independent [...]

By | 2016-12-29T13:40:00-08:00 February 29th, 2016|DMN|0 Comments

DMN Business Knowledge Models – Love ’em or Hate ’em?

If you're like most people trying to find out about DMN by reading the spec, you focus on the diagrams and examples.  And you probably come away thinking, Yikes, what a mess!  The thing that elicits this response from most people is the proliferation of business knowledge models (BKMs), those rectangles with clipped corners that seem [...]

By | 2016-12-29T13:40:00-08:00 February 17th, 2016|DMN|0 Comments

Is FEEL a Barrier to DMN Adoption?

In his comment on a recent post, Nick Broom questions my embrace of FEEL, in particular my claim that it is reasonably business-friendly.  He worries that in fact that FEEL will prove a barrier to DMN adoption, especially since decision management tools are being sold on the premise that "anyone can do it."  A lot [...]

By | 2016-12-29T13:40:00-08:00 February 7th, 2016|DMN|0 Comments

DMN Method and Style – New Book and Training Now Available

I've been heads-down for a while working on a new book and training: DMN Method and Style.  The Decision Modeling and Notation standard now promises to transform the world of proprietary decision management software in the same way that BPMN upended the world of workflow, EAI, and business process analysis software a decade ago.  Do [...]

By | 2016-12-29T13:40:00-08:00 February 5th, 2016|DMN|0 Comments