Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The DMN Cookbook has been published

The Decision Model and Notation (DMN) Standard offers something no previous attempt at standardization of decision modelling did: a simple, graphical effective language for the documentation and modelling of business decisions. It defines both the syntax and the semantics of the model, allowing IT and Business teams to "speak the same language". It also ensures interoperability between vendor tools that support the standard, and protect customer's investment and IP.

It was an honour to work with accomplished author Bruce Silver to write the "DMN Cookbook", a book that explains the features of the standard by examples, showing solutions for real modelling problems. It discusses what DMN offers that is different from traditional rules authoring languages, as well as how to leverage its features to create robust solutions.

Topics covered include:

  • What is DMN?
  • How DMN differs from traditional rule languages
  • DMN Basics
    • DRG elements and DRDs
    • Decision tables and other boxed expressions
    • FEEL
  • Decision services
  • Practical examples
    • Uniform Residential Loan Application: validation, handling null values, handling XML input
    • GSE Mortgage Eligibility: variations using a central registry
    • Canadian Sales Tax: variations without a central registry (dynamic and static composition)
    • Timing the Stock Market: modeling a state chart with DMN
    • Land Registry: DMN-enhanced Smart Contract
    • Decision Service Deployment: automated and manual
    • Decision Service Orchestration: BPMN or Microsoft Flow

More information on the book website.

Available on Amazon.


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bpmNext 2018 day 1 videos are already online!

The organization of bpmNEXT 2018 is outdoing themselves! The videos from the first day of the conference are already available.

In particular, the presentations from Denis Gagné, Bruce Silver and Edson Tirelli are directly related to Drools with content related to DMN. I also recommend the presentation from Vanessa Bridge, as it is related to BPM and the research we've been doing on blockchain.


Smarter Contracts with DMN: Edson Tirelli, Red Hat https://youtu.be/tdpZgbQbF9Q

Timing the Stock Market with DMN: Bruce Silver, methodandstyle.com https://youtu.be/vHCIC1HGbHQ

Decision as a Service (DaaS): The DMN Platform Revolution: Denis Gagné, Trisotech https://youtu.be/sYAIcBhVhIc

Secure, Private, Decentralized Business Processes for Blockchains: Vanessa Bridge, ConsenSys 
https://youtu.be/oww8zMzxvZA

The Future of Process in Digital Business: Jim Sinur, Aragon Research https://youtu.be/iBJBbXeVYUA

A New Architecture for Automation: Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors https://youtu.be/-AeijpL4b98

Turn IoT Technology into Operational Capability: Pieter van Schalkwyk, XMPro https://youtu.be/G7C01e8qyac

Business Milestones as Configuration: Joby O'Brien and Scott Menter, BPLogix https://youtu.be/D_heO33fyC0

Designing the Data-Driven Company: Elmar Nathe, MID GmbH https://youtu.be/zb__xVsOEA0

Using Customer Journeys to Connect Theory with Reality: Till Reiter and Enrico Teterra, Signavio 

https://youtu.be/ov0SqJCMmoY

Discovering the Organizational DNA: Jude Chagas Pereira, IYCON; Frank Kowalkowski, KCI https://youtu.be/NsCDgKPsTCs

Enjoy!

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