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Aiding and Recognizing Full DMN Conformance

By | 2017-07-20T14:49:16-07:00 July 20th, 2017|DMN|

DMN promises something truly revolutionary to the practice of decision management: a tool-independent, directly executable decision language for business users.  Vendor implementations that fulfill that promise are emerging, albeit slowly.  Unfortunately, many proprietary decision modeling tools  have appropriated the DMN name as a marketing decal without conforming to the spirit, much less the letter, of [...]

How to Do Iteration in DMN

By | 2017-07-17T10:16:25-07:00 July 17th, 2017|DMN|

An often repeated charge against DMN is that it makes iteration - a key feature of real-world decision logic - too difficult for business users. "It's programming!" they wail.  "Business users can never understand this!"  But actually, it's not so hard. To iterate a decision in DMN you must start with a list.  Iteration simply [...]

DMN Advanced Training Now Available

By | 2017-07-01T13:25:09-07:00 June 30th, 2017|DMN|

Earlier this year I launched my DMN Method and Style Basics training and certification, based on the Trisotech DMN Modeler with RedHat Drools 7.0 execution built in.  That class covers decomposition of the Decision Requirements Diagram and modeling of decision tables, which form the heart of end-to-end decision modeling.  But real-world decisions often involve logic [...]

DMN: What’s a Hit Policy?

By | 2017-06-21T14:49:57-07:00 June 21st, 2017|DMN|

Newcomers to the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard may be put off by the notion of a decision table's "hit policy."  What the heck is that?  It sounds technical.  Add to that the idea that the modeler is supposed to select the "best" one.  Too complicated! Well, it's actually not.  Here is what's going [...]

The Quiet Battle for Decision Tables

By | 2017-04-24T12:37:12-07:00 April 24th, 2017|DMN|

Decision logic can take many forms: constraint rules, if-then rules, decision trees, decision tables, and more.  Over the years, decision management vendors have gradually allowed decision tables to nudge the other forms aside, for a number of reasons.  Decision tables are easy for business people to understand.  Their logic is declarative, meaning there is no prescribed [...]

DMN: Something’s Different Now…

By | 2017-04-14T15:58:40-07:00 April 14th, 2017|DMN|

Recently I posted about the looming New Era of decision management.  Some will say, "Yes, we know.  You've been touting DMN for a year now."  That is true.  But this week something changed. What changed is the release of the first complete implementation of the standard, from Trisotech.  Their crack marketing staff assigned it version [...]

Announcing All New DMN Basics Training and Certification

By | 2017-04-13T08:10:19-07:00 April 13th, 2017|DMN|

Today I am launching a brand new version of DMN Method and Style Basics training.  This one is based on the latest iteration of Trisotech DMN Modeler, which is the first software available to support all five of DMN's key elements: DRDs Decision tables FEEL, including all built-in functions and operators Boxed expressions, all of [...]

Dawn of a New Decision Management Era

By | 2017-04-10T16:26:32-07:00 April 10th, 2017|DMN|

Today the world of decision management finds itself in roughly the position of business process management a decade ago:  A shrinking number of highly optimized tools and runtime engines, each with its own modeling notation and execution language, struggling with inefficient translation of "business requirements" into executable decision logic.  The solution then for BPM vendors [...]

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 [...]