Utrecht, Netherlands

Decision Management and Business Rules Management

when 10 August 2021 - 14 August 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 450

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, this course has been postponed to 2021.

This course will provide fundamental knowledge about Decision Management and Business Rules Management. Organizations execute numerous decisions each day, based on an increasing amount of data. Technology offers increasing possibilities for automating or supporting such decision-making. Decision Management and Business Rules Management enables organisations to progress from relatively simple task automation beyond workflow and process automation, into decision-centric automation. This course provides students with the theoretical background and hands-on experience regarding the capabilities required to innovate using Decision Management and Business Rules Management.

In this course, both theoretical background and hands-on experience with Decision Management and Business Rules Management are provided. Knowledge about essential concepts, processes, principles, architecture and tooling will be addressed as well as interrelationships with processes, data and architecture domains. This knowledge enables the students to design and implement Decision Management and Business Rules Management capabilities such as elicitation, design, specification, verification, validation, deployment, execution, monitoring and governance of decisions and business rules.

This course comprises two tracks; the first track focuses on the theoretical foundations, which features theory from peer-reviewed scientific contributions published by conferences and journals. This theory is explained through examples from professional practice from various (highly-regulated) industries such as financial governmental, legal and medical.

Automation of decisions and business rules will be practiced in the hands-on track of the course using the decision-management system 'Camunda".

After the course, the participants:

Can explain the capabilities required for proper Decision Management and Business Rules Management;
Can combine knowledge gained about concepts, principles, processes, data, and architecture to design organization-specific Decision Management and Business Rules Management capabilities;
Understand how to separate the ‘know’ from the ‘flow’;
Can formulate Decisions and Business Rules from various sources;
Can test Decisions and Business Rules in relevant tooling;
Understand the architecture and functionalities of a Decision Management/Business Rules Management tool

Course leader

Dr. ing. Koen Smit

Target group

Students and professionals who are interested in decision management, business rules management and automation of (mainly operational) decision-making. Practitioners who want to know more about how to separate the ‘how’ from ‘processes and procedures’, how to translate the ‘how’ into the implementation of business rules and how to utilize mining techniques to improve (semi) automated decision-making. This course can both be followed standalone and in addition to the Business Process Management and IT course.

Course aim

Provide course members with insights and practical experience on Decision Management and Business Rules Management.

Fee info

EUR 450: Course + course materials
EUR 200: Housing fee (optional)

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