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Comment on DMN and BPMN: Common Motivation, Different Outcome? by bruce

Blog: Method & Style (Bruce Silver)

Thanks, and I agree with you. DMN does have some metadata – description, links to process, business motivation, etc. It just doesn’t define a glossary/data dictionary, which I agree is a critical component of any DMN “whole product.” It should be in the spec, but with the RTF as constituted now, I would say that has no chance of happening soon. I mentioned the lack of a unity of purpose with DMN as compared with BPMN, and this is one example. Every tool has its own notion of what this glossary should look like. Until vendors come to believe that helping to grow the overall market by standardizing things like glossary is more advantageous than using it as a product differentiator, we’ll just have to view them as proprietary “methodology” not part of the standard.

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