The Decision Model

When two different business analysts, on two different occasions, interview a single subject matter expert to discover the business logic (or business rules) in that SME’s area, does anybody believe that these two different business analysts will return from their interview with the same business logic? Perhaps 99% of those we ask this question respond with a very firm “No!” How does that relate to what we believe to be the rigor of our profession?

Larry Goldberg will show, in this presentation, how The Decision Model provides the missing element in the business analysis armory: a normalized and technology independent model that enables logic to be represented in a way that both the business and IT are able to clearly understand. In this webinar you will learn:

  • How to elicit business logic (business rules) from subject matter experts
  • How to organize that logic into a normalized, structure model
  • How The Decision Model will improve your business process models, use cases and business requirements


Larry Goldberg, Managing Partner of Knowledge Partners International, LLC (KPI), has over thirty years of experience in building technology based companies on three continents, and in which the focus was rules-based technologies and applications. Commercial applications in which he played a primary architectural role include such diverse domains as healthcare, supply chain, and property & casualty insurance.

Larry is co-author of The Decision Model: A Business Logic Framework linking Business and Technology (Auerbach, 2009), a co-editor of The Business Rule Revolution: Running the Business the Right Way ( 2007), is on the editorial board of and is the Editorial Director of the BDM Bulletin, a monthly e-publication of the Larry joins Barbara von Halle, his business partner at KPI, in writing the monthly Business Decision Management column on



Jan 18 2012


8:30 am - 11:00 am


The Rostie Group, WaterPark Place, 20 Bay Street, 12th Floor, Toronto.

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