DMN Method and Style Advanced provides comprehensive hands-on instruction in the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard. A follow-on to DMN Method and Style Basics, it covers the full range of DMN Conformance Level 3 features: Business Knowledge Models (BKMs), FEEL functions and operators, Contexts, calendar arithmetic, list and table handling, and more. The class is aimed at business users and business analysts, not programmers. If you can use the Formulas menu in Excel, you can master everything in this course!
While decomposition of end-to-end decision logic using DRDs and decision tables – covered in DMN Basics – remain the “backbone” of business decision modeling, DMN intentionally limits the power of decision tables. Full DMN complements decision tables with a powerful expression language – FEEL – and additional boxed expression types – invocations, contexts, and relations – that enable decision models to handle the full range of real-world decision logic. This training makes use of the leading DMN tool available, Trisotech DMN Modeler, which includes execution by RedHat. Students perform numerous exercises using the tool, including model execution, to gain hands-on experience with all aspects of DMN. Each part of the training also includes a quiz to reinforce key learning points.
Like DMN Basics, the class is delivered on-demand via the Scormcloud Learning Management System (LMS). Students interact with the training content in one browser window, and perform exercises using Trisotech DMN Modeler in a second window.
Students have access to the tool in my workspace for use in class and in the 60-day post-class certification period. Certification, based on an online exam and mail-in exercise, is built into the training at no additional cost. Students passing the exam may need to iterate the exercise until it is perfect. Experience has shown that the post-class certification is where the classroom material “sinks in.” Access to the training and tool expire after 60 days; an extension may be purchased at additional cost.
The course outline is below. At the end of each part of the training there is a 10-question multiple choice quiz similar to the certification exam.
- DMN as a Decision Language
- Literal Expressions Using FEEL
- Business Knowledge Models
- Calendar Arithmetic
- List and Table Basics
- Advanced List and Table Handling
- Certification Procedures