In April 2016, James Taylor and I summarized our experiences of decision modelling in DMN by publishing two wish lists of the features I’d like to see in the next version of the standard. Specifically, I listed new feature suggestions for the way the standard represents decision requirements and decision logic elements.
Now the new version, DMN 1.2, has been released (the OMG committee ratified the proposed changes on June 21). We look at the major new features that made it into this release, how these impact users of the standard and what we think of these changes.
If you are new to decision modeling find out why it’s important and see our overview of DMN1.1.
Prominent and prolific contributor to the field of decision management and business rules, Jacob Feldman, has recently written a guide to decision modelling that is approachable, focused, intensely practical and engaging. An ideal read for the newcomer who wants to start building models quickly. Read our full review exclusively here.
Thankfully, Tom Debevoise and James Taylor have recently joined forces to address the drought of books on DMN and its integration with BPMN. They have updated the former’s Microguide to Processing Modeling in BPMN to include decision modeling and published it as the Microguide to Process and Decision Modeling in BPMN/DMN. As an admirer of both Tom’s precise, example-laden earlier work and James’ impressive work on decision management, I have a very high opinion of their book. See why here… (more…)