Impact of The Decision Model


The Decision Model optimizes Business Process Models and eliminates complexity by separating all procedural (how) from declarative (what) elements.


The Decision Model's graphic notation is easy to understand and helps to illustrate interim knowledge by exposing inferential relationships. Decision tasks in process models represent points in which decisions are made in the process, and are the anchor points that establish the relationship between Business Process and Business Decision Model.


The graphic notation supports the goal seeking, top-down approach of decision modeling and includes Rule family Tables that are two dimensional, tabular structures that are similar to decision tables, but differ from decision tables in many respects. Most importantly, Rule Family Tables have only a single conclusion column, and are subject to 15 Principles that ensure the normalization, integrity, and declarative nature of the logic and stability of the structure. Rule Family Tables provide for the decomposition of Business Logic into atomic logic that is related to a single business decision which the business wishes to manage. The advantages of managing atomic business logic are clarity, superior maintenance, because it can be updated independently and reused, and ease of implementing in technology. The Decision Model is independent of any particular technology and may be implemented in a very wide range of known technologies including all the business rules management systems, and programming languages such as Java, C++, C and VB.

 By separating the procedural and declarative elements at the business process level, The Decision Model simplifies Business Process Models, leading to improved business process performance. The Decision Model results from a goal-driven top-down approach for capturing Business Logic allows project teams to produce unambiguous business logic that is usable by IT. Decision Models prove to be superior in quality of deliverables and productivity compared to all other business rules approaches. Decision Models, created or validated by business people, are truly technology-independent and have been automated in various technology options.