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How DMN Is Different

Blog: Method & Style (Bruce Silver)

In my BPMN classes I start by highlighting the ways in which it is different from traditional swimlane flowcharts. While the outward similarities ease business user adoption by presenting a familiar appearance, the reasons why BPMN has succeeded as a standard actually stem from all the ways in which it is different from (i.e., better than) flowcharting. And so it is with the Decision Model and Notation, or DMN. The similarities with earlier approaches center mostly around decision tables, a business-familiar tabular format for if-then decision logic that has been around for decades.

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