Delivery Format

Digital Learning

Classroom Learning

Managing Decisions in IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management V8 (SPVC) (ZB384G)

Course Overview

Duration: 5 Days

Skill level: Intermediate An updated version of this course is available. For more information, Managing Decisions in IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.5 (ZB386). This 5-day self-paced course introduces business analysts to IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management V8. You learn the concepts and skills that are necessary to capture, author, validate, and manage business rules with WebSphere Operational Decision Management. The course focuses on the iterative nature of working collaboratively with business policy experts and development teams on rule projects and event projects. Through presentations, product demonstrations, and hands-on lab exercises, you learn about the core features of Operational Decision Management, and receive intensive training in modeling business and event rule vocabulary, rule discovery, and rule authoring. The course uses realistic scenarios and a case study to illustrate the principles and good practices for discovering, analyzing, and authoring business rules and event rules. The course begins with an overview of Operational Decision Management and the modeling concepts that are related to business rule applications. You work with Unified Modeling Notation (UML) to document use cases and draw class diagrams. You also work with real-life business models, use cases, and business policies during the rule discovery and analysis labs. After learning how to transform business policy into rules, you learn how to write rules in Decision Center and Rule Designer, including the Decision Center Business Console, which is new to version 8. You then run tests and simulations with Decision Validation Services. Subsequent units and exercises introduce you to business event processing and the role of business analysts in planning an event-driven solution. You learn how to create an event project in Event Designer, and how to author rules in both Event Designer and Decision Center. You also use


You should have: An experience with identifying and defining business policies and rules A basic understanding of business models


Describe the benefits of implementing an Operational Decision Management solution, and the collaboration that is required between the business and development teams Identify the main user roles that are involved in designing and developing an Operational Decision Management solution, and the tasks that are associated with each role Explain modeling concepts and the Unified Modeling Language (UML) notation that is relevant to modeling for business rules and events Define an

Course Content

Course introduction Introducing IBM WebSphere Operational Decision Management V8 Operational Decision Management: Business rules Exercise: WebSphere Operational Decision Management in action Modeling for business rules Exercise: Building the model on paper Exercise: Implementing the model Discovering and analyzing rules Exercise: Discovering rules Exercise: Analyzing rules Understanding rule projects Exercise: Setting up a rule project Working with the BOM Exercise: Working with the BOM Introducing rule authoring Introducing Decision Center: Enterprise Console and Business Console Exercise: Exploring Decision Center Enterprise Console and Business Console Authoring rules in Rule Designer Exercise: Authoring rules in Rule Designer Running tests and simulations with Decision Validation Services Exercise: Running tests and simulations Operational Decision Management: Business event processing Exercise: Exploring an event project in Event Designer Planning a business event processing application Exercise: Defining business event processing requirements Working with objects to build an event project Exercise: Building an event project Authoring event rules Exercise: Authoring event filters and rules Validating business event processing Exercise: Visualizing event processing in Business Space Introducing Decision Center management features Exercise: Working with Decision Center management features Introducing decision governance Exercise: Applying decision governance in Decision Center Course summary