Integrated Decision and Process Modelling
KU Leuven, Belgium
Modelling business processes is essential for business effectiveness and efficiency. But not all business processes can easily be modelled as simple arrangements of flows and activities. Business processes, and certainly knowledge-intensive processes, incorporate lots of decisions and decision knowledge, that should not be hidden in process flows or activities, because hardcoding (decision) rules in processes leads to complex and inflexible process models. In analogy with the Business Process Modelling & Notation Standard (BPMN), a Decision Model & Notation standard (DMN) was developed, that allows to model the decisions separately, thereby simplifying the process model. A decision model describes business decisions, with their interrelationships and requirements, together with the detailed decision logic used to make the decision. This session is about the basics of decision modelling, but mainly about how decision models and process models should be combined (and separated) into an integrated model of processes and decisions.
Lecture at NEMO2018
Date/Time: Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 16:30