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Managing Decisions in IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.7.1

GK# 4379 Vendor# WB396G

$1800 - $3895 USD

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Course Overview


This course introduces business analysts to IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.7.1. You will 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.

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 will learn about the core features of Operational Decision Manager. You will also receive intensive training in modeling business rule vocabulary, rule discovery, rule authoring, and rule governance and management. Realistic scenarios and a case study is used to illustrate the principles and good practices for discovering, analyzing, and authoring business rules.


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What You'll Learn

  • Benefits of implementing an Operational Decision Manager solution, and the collaboration that is required between the business and development teams
  • Main user roles that are involved in designing and developing an Operational Decision Manager solution, and the tasks that are associated with each role
  • Modeling concepts and the UML notation that is relevant to modeling for business rules and events
  • Implement object models for business rules
  • Set up the rule authoring environment in Designer by working with decision services and synchronizing across development and business environments
  • Customize the vocabulary that is used in rules
  • Business rules for implementation
  • Use the Operational Decision Manager rule editors to author business rules and decision tables
  • Run tests and simulations in the Decision Center Enterprise console to validate decision logic and rule changes
  • Governance issues and work with Operational Decision Manager features that support decision governance


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1. Course Introduction
2. Introducing IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.7.1
3. Modeling for Business Rules
4. Understanding Decision Services
5. Working with the BOM
6. Introducing Decision Center
7. Introducing Rule Authoring
8. Discovering and Analyzing Rules
9. Working with Conditions in Rules
10. Working with Definitions in Rules
11. Writing Complete Rules
12. Authoring Decision Tables and Trees
13. Running Tests and Simulations in the Enterprise Console
14. Introducing Decision Governance
15. Course Summary


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The lab environment for this course uses Windows 2008 Server R2 Standard.

Who Should Attend

  • Business analysts
Training Exclusives

This course comes with the following benefits: 

  • Digital courseware
  • 90 Days Bonus Access to IBM Hands-on Labs
  • 12 Months of Indexed Virtual Class Recordings
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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day


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