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Decision Modelling Information Day on Weds March 23 2011

co-hosted with the OMG Technical Meeting, Washington DC


OMG is hosting an Information Day on Decision Modelling supported by the key vendors and consultants in this growing and important area of business analysis. The Information Day introduces

  • methodologies and techniques (like the fundamentals of business logic in decision tables, and the KPI Decision Model)
  • related decision management technologies (from vendors such as IBM, TIBCO, New Wisdom Software, Sapiens and OpenRules).

The day ends with an overview of the new proposed standard for decision modelling, called DMN, which is planned to be published as an RFP during the week of the Information Day and is expected to provide a standard for Decision Tables and other models that can be used in BPM and other technologies across vendor solutions.

Who Should Attend

The Information Day has 2 main goals for attendees:

  1. Business Analysts who want to learn about methods and tools to help model and automate decisions in their business
  2. Consultants and Vendors who want to learn about the proposed Decision Modelling Notation standard by OMG


Please note this is subject to change.

08.45 - 09.00 - Introduction
09.00 - 09.30 - Keynote: The Importance of Decisions and Decision Modelling

by James Taylor, co-author of the book “Smart Enough Systems”

Part 1 - Business decision modelling perspectives

Our first part of the day covers established business decision modelling techniques and methodologies that utilise notations, together with use cases. Examples would be goal-based or logical decompositions of decisions into executable decision tables.

09.30 - 10.15 Session 1

by Prof. Jan van Thienen, KU Leuven, world authority on Decision Tables

10.15 - 10.30 Coffee Break
10.30 - 11.15 Session 2

by Barbara van Halle and Larry Goldberg, KPI, authors of the book “The Decision Model”

Part 2 - Decision management and execution perspectives

These are technology overviews by software companies providing software solutions for decision modelling and often decision automation, including customer use cases.

11.15 - 11.45 Session 3

Decisions in IBM Websphere ILOG BRMS by Christian de Sainte Marie, IBM ILOG

11.45 - 12.15 Session 4

Sapiens on Decision Modelling, Sagi Schlisser, CTO & VP R&D, Sapiens

12.15 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.00 Session 5

RuleGuide Decision and Rule Management, Lee Lambert, Founder, New Wisdom Software

14.00 - 14.30 Session 6

CEP and Decision Management by Paul Vincent, CTO Business Rules and CEP, TIBCO Software

14.30 - 15.00 Session 7

Creating, Testing, and Executing Decision Models with OpenRules-6 by Jacob Feldman, CTO OpenRules

15.00 - 15.15 - Coffee Break
Part 3 - What Next?

This section discusses the notations described in Part 1 and Part 2 and how they can potentially be brought together in a standard notation, DMN, to provide the decision analysis world with an equivalent to BPMN.

15.15 - 15.45 Way Ahead: introducing DMN

What is OMG DMN, and what can it achieve for users and vendors? by Paul Vincent, Christian de Sainte Marie, and Jan Vanthienen

15.45 - 16.30 Panel discussion & Q&A

On the need for decision modelling and standards. Participants are the Information Day Speakers who will take questions from the audience (and each other!)

16.30 - 17.00 Wrap-Up and Feedback
Post-Information Day Meeting

For parties interested in the DMN standard, a meeting will be arranged after the Information Day to allow potential standard submitters (vendors, consultants and end-users) to discuss their interests and, if possible, form initial submission teams.

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