Category Archives: Decision Models

About Our Challenges

Dr. Bob Moore submitted his Drools-based solution for our Jan-2018 Challenge. This is a third solution, and we still are looking for a pure DMN FEEL solution. Bob also wrote: “One of the fun aspects of the DMC challenges is seeing … Continue reading

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Decision Model for Order Promotions

Our Jan-2018 Challenge deals with a popular business decision problem:  help merchants to define various promotions for their sales orders and to automatically decide which orders are eligible to which promotions. A simple example of promotion: reduce the total cost of … Continue reading

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Best Challenges/Solutions of 2017: Poll Results

We received 91 votes for our 2017 Community poll. The challenges/solutions which collected the most votes are presented in the following table: As all votes were anonymous, it’s hard to tell how objective these results are: we do not know … Continue reading

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Prepare to Vote for the Best Decision Model of 2017

Between Christmas and New Year we will conduct the public opinion poll to determine the best decision model among our Challenges published in 2017. Here they are: Dec: Reindeer Ordering Nov: Soldier Payment Rules Sep: Classify Department Employees Jun: Loan Origination … Continue reading

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Challenge Nov-2017 “Soldier Payment Rules”

Our Challenge Nov-2017 asks you to help to assemble a payment timeline for a soldier that shows his/her hourly pay rate in any given time period. The payment rates depend on soldier’s rank, profession, service type, unit, and participation in combat. Use any BRMS … Continue reading

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Seven Reasons to Model Your Business Decisions

Jan Purchase just published an article “Decision Modeling: The Bottom Line“. In particular, he writes: “Decision Models are not just about requirements. The precision of the decision logic view means that decision models can be directly executed. Therefore they can be tested … Continue reading

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Challenge Sep-2017 “Classify Department Employees”

Our Challenge Sep-2017 asks you to help a human resource office to create a decision model that for each department calculates minimal, maximal, and average salaries along with a number of high-paid employees using rules like “Salary > 85000”. Use any Business … Continue reading

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