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BPMN: The Evolution of Method and Style

It's hard to believe I've been doing BPMN Method and Style training for 10 years.  With the introduction of a major new version from one of my tool providers, and plans to bring on another tool, I'm now at work on the 7th - and hopefully last - version of the training content.  And it [...]

By | 2017-06-28T10:57:24-07:00 June 28th, 2017|BPMN|0 Comments

DMN: What’s a Hit Policy?

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 [...]

By | 2017-06-21T14:49:57-07:00 June 21st, 2017|DMN|0 Comments

The Quiet Battle for Decision Tables

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 [...]

By | 2017-04-24T12:37:12-07:00 April 24th, 2017|DMN|0 Comments

DMN: Something’s Different Now…

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 [...]

By | 2017-04-14T15:58:40-07:00 April 14th, 2017|DMN|0 Comments

Announcing All New DMN Basics Training and Certification

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 [...]

By | 2017-04-13T08:10:19-07:00 April 13th, 2017|DMN|0 Comments

Dawn of a New Decision Management Era

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 [...]

By | 2017-04-10T16:26:32-07:00 April 10th, 2017|DMN|0 Comments

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 | 2017-01-05T16:17:37-08:00 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 | 2017-01-03T09:57:13-08:00 January 3rd, 2017|BPMN, DMN|4 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 | 2016-12-29T13:40:00-08:00 November 18th, 2016|DMN|2 Comments