From Business Rules to Decision Management using DMN

From Business Rules to Decision Management using DMN

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Building Business Applications with Visual Modeling


Decision Model and Notation (DMN) is a powerful standard that allows non-technical users to create executable decision models. Once the models are published, other systems can invoke those decisions and benefit from the business logic contained by the models. When used in combination with a business-friendly execution engine, it enables knowledge workers to build business applications easily.

This webinar presents a simple example to illustrate this use case. Responding to a Decision Management Community Challenge, Nick Broom from Blue Powder Consultancy used the Trisotech DMN Modeler along with Microsoft Flow and Power Apps to rapidly develop a business application. The challenge instruction was to create an implementation of a decision table to determine the appropriate usage fees for a city’s recreational facilities based on predetermined business rules. In less than an hour, Nick was able to create a visual decision model that supported the instructed decision logic, make it executable with cloud publishing, and get it to work in an application that produced real results.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How visual decision modeling captures decision requirements, business rules, and decision logic
  • How it integrates with other business-friendly tools readily available to most corporations’ knowledge workers
  • How a functional application can be built without development resources
  • Why visual modeling empowers business users while reducing time-to-market, improving customer service, and increasing revenues

  • Nick Broom

    Nick Broom is Director at Blue Powder Consultancy, a UK-based firm that provides guidance and expertise in the field of decision modeling. He has been a Business Analyst for over 15 years and specialises in Agile software delivery projects. He has delivered decision modeling projects for blue chip companies whilst providing coaching to in-house staff.

    A highly experienced and skilled BA, Nick has a proven track record in major financial and legal institutions, healthcare regulation, logistics, and contact centre environments. He has also written multiple articles about decision modeling and has been an active member of the Decision Management Community.


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