An updated version of this course is available. For more information, click Managing Decisions in IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.6 (WB391G).
This course is also available as self-paced virtual (e-learning) course Managing Decisions in IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.5 (ZB386G). This option does not require any travel.
This course introduces business analysts to IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.5.You learn the concepts and skills that are necessary to capture, author, validate, and manage business rules with Operational Decision Manager.
IBM Operational Decision Manager provides a complete platform for managing business rules by helping to automate and govern decisions across processes and applications. Version 8.5 introduces the decision governance framework, which provides prescriptive tools for managing decision governance.
This course focuses on the iterative nature of working collaboratively with business policy experts and development teams on rule projects. Through instructor-led presentations, product demonstrations, and hands-on lab exercises, you learn about the core features of Operational Decision Manager. You also receive intensive training in modeling business rule vocabulary, rule discovery, rule authoring, and rule governance and management. The course uses realistic scenarios and a case study to illustrate the principles and good practices for discovering, analyzing, and authoring business rules.
The course begins with an overview of Operational Decision Manager and the modeling concepts that are related to business rule applications. You work with Unified Modeling Notation (UML) to document use cases and draw class diagrams. You also work with real-life business models, use cases, and business policies during the rule discovery and analysis labs. After learning how to transform business policy into rules, you learn how to write rules in Decision Center and Rule Designer.
This course covers rule authoring topics such as working with conditions, defining variables for definition statements, and creating decision tables and decision trees. You then learn how to create queries and reports, and you also learn how to run tests and simulations with Decision Validation Services.
In addition, the course covers Decision Center management features, such as permission management, version control, baselines, and multiple release management of business rule projects. You learn how to identify governance issues and use the Operational Decision Manager decision governance framework to support decision governance and rule management.
The lab environment for this course uses the Windows 2008 Server platform.
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