- Paperback: 500 pages
- Publisher: Meghan-Kiffer Press (8 November 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0929652592
- ISBN-13: 978-0929652597
- Product Dimensions: 19.1 x 2.6 x 23.5 cm
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"This comprehensive and incredibly useful book offers a wealth of practical advice to any-one interested in decision management and its potential to improve enterprise applications. Using a blend of user case studies, patterns, best practices and pragmatic techniques, "Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN" shows you how to discover, model, analyze and de-sign the critical decisions that drive your business!" -David Herring, Manager of BPM & ODM Delivery at Kaiser Permanente. "If you are looking for a complete treatise on decisions, look no further. Even though you end up in decision modeling and Decision Modeling Notation (DMN), you are treated to all the aspects of decisions explained with great care and clarity. This is a greatly needed book that will be studied by decision managers and practitioners for the next decade or more. It will end up on my physical and logical bookshelves." -Jim Sinur, Vice President and Research Fellow, Aragon Research. "Written by two of the foremost experts in decision management, this book provides an extensive exploration of business decisions and how they are used in modern digital organi-zations. Taylor and Purchase distill for us the why, how, when and where to apply decision modeling in order to specify business decisions that are effective. Going beyond just an introduction to the Decision Model and Notation (DMN), the authors position this standard with respect to other well established standard notations such as BPMN. This is truly a first comprehensive handbook of decision management." -Denis Gagne, Chair of BPMN MIWG, CEO & CTO at Trisotech. " I particularly like the numerous real-world experiences, best practices, misconceptions, patterns and business examples. At the same time, because the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard is used throughout the book, it is also a full and readable description of all aspects of the standard, from the business value, the business context, the decision requirements level, all the way to FEEL and decision tables (a part which I read with specific care). All well elaborated and clearly explained. A must read." -Jan Vanthienen, Professor of Information Management, Business Information Systems Group, KU Leuven (Belgium), Pioneer of Decision Table Theory and Long Term Con-tributor to Business Rules, Decisions, Validation and Verification Research. "I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Decision Management and especially decision modeling. The authors use their knowledge and industry experience to explain, both generally and in detail, why you cannot neglect decision management and modeling for business or IT development. The great value of the book is the comprehensive insight into decision modeling and the DMN standard, grounded in real-world cases. It works as a text book and for newcomers to Decision Management." -Odd Steen, Associate Professor, Department of Informatics, Lund University. "As a long-time Decision Management consultant and practitioner, it is important for me to have an objective Decision Management reference available. With "Real-World Decision Modeling", I've now found a comprehensive practical guide. James Taylor is clearly the premier authority on Decision Management, and he has teamed up with Jan Purchase to produce the authoritative text on Decision Modeling. For locating a particular best practice, identifying a way to integrate the Decision Management Notation with another notation, or referring a less experienced colleague or client to a good decision modeling information source, and much more, this book is the definitive work." -Dan Binney, Harmony Solution Services LLC.
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Because of the book's unusual breadth and depth, it is useful for a number of audiences. It assumes no particular background, so anybody can learn what decision modeling, decision services, and decision improvement are all about. Managers and owners can understand how modeling the decisions themselves, and not just the processes that contain them, can improve the quality of the decisions as well as the speed at which they are made. Practitioners can learn how to effectively use DMN and its expression language (FEEL). Software vendors can appreciate the vision of better tools that integrate data modeling, BPMN, and DMN.
* It gives an excellent introduction to decision management and decision modeling; and more importantly, it provides the business case for both. (Chapter 4)
* Having discussed the “why” of decision modeling, it describes “how” it is done, “where” it works best, and “when” it may not be appropriate. (Chapter 5)
* It provides an easy-to-understand overview of DMN, which is an (increasingly popular ) open industry standard for modelling and executing decisions that are determined by business rules, followed by a highly comprehensive description of the core concepts of DMN. (Chapters 6 and 8)
* It helps those with some experience of decision modeling DMN to understand how and when to use the advanced features of DMN. (Chapter 11)
* It presents a methodology for decision modeling using the DMN notation. (Chapter 12)
* It describes, with the aid of real world examples, best practices (both basic and advanced) for using DMN. (Chapters 14 and 15)
* It clearly and effectively documents the most important patterns and anti-patterns in decision modeling that the authors have come across. (Chapter 16)
* It shows how the authors used DMN in various real world projects (Chapter 17).
* It explains how to introduce decision modeling to an organization. (Chapter 18)
Although the book might initially appear a bit expensive, when you consider all that it offers, the price seems very reasonable for what is (and likely to remain for years to come) unarguably the canonical book on business decision modeling using DMN.
Describing the notation is necessary but not really interesting. For a success in daily practice a understanding of the concepts behind, a wide range of working techniques and a method is important. The book offers a lot of insides for this. I could review the book before the release. The book shows the experience of James and Jan clearly. Most examples come from the finance sector (banks were the first adopters), the techniques are applicable to many other industries too.
I hope the book finds many readers.
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