A person close to the DMN (Decision Model Notation) standard recently wrote:
“Under DMN we would say that the automatic detection of the violation of a constraint is indeed a decision.”
My Response …Which part of any definition of any of the following terms in your statement would in any way, shape or form lead to the notion of “decision”?!
You’ve put you finger squarely on the three confusions (shortcomings) I fear most from the DMN standard — failure to:
Comprehend that behavioral rules are a quite different animal from decision (or definitional) rules.
View “decision” from a businessperson’s point of view.
Define “decision” as meant in the real world.
Is this going to put another standard emanating from an IT background parading as a “business” paradigm? Another standard where hype beneficial to existing vendor products outweighs true clarity and innovative leadership?I am hoping for the best … I want the standard (if good) to succeed … but fear the worst. I’m afraid your statement doesn’t instill much confidence.
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