Intro to Decision Modeling for Practitioners - What, Why, and How - Building Business Capability


Don Perkins

Intro to Decision Modeling for Practitioners - What, Why, and How


Thursday, November 14, 2019


10:40 am



Atlantic Ballroom 1


Decision modeling using DMN is a creative and analytical activity focused on describing the requirements and structure of operational business decisions. It produces artifacts easily consumed and leveraged by both business and technical audiences.

Decision modeling comprises both Decision Requirements Diagrams and business logic, typically (but not always) represented in decision tables. We will touch on the role of decision tables in the elicitation and development of DRDs, but will be primarily focused on the visual aspect of decision modeling.

This presentation introduces practical and effective decision modeling techniques intended primarily for Business Analysts and others who are either curious about this visual approach or who are eager to be unleashed upon the craft.

 Examples shared will be drawn from real-world experience on actual financial services, healthcare, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, retail, military, or government projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • What decision modeling is and how it fits into the big picture
  • Why decision modeling returns such a high value for the level of effort required
  • How to create effective decision models and how to make impactful use of them

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