Purpose: The purpose of the Decision Model template is to document complex decisions by modelling decision trees that illustrates decision gates. Below you can see an example of a Decision Model:
Core concerns: Complex decisions can be documented as decision trees. The model illustrates the Business Decision and its underlying Rule Families. The Rule Families can contain Rule Family Tables, that precisely describe the outcome of a given set of variables. Below you can see an example of a Rule Family Table:
Relation to other templates: Where the Decision Model template illustrates the decision gates, the end to end process is described in either a Work Flow Diagram or a Business Process Diagram.
Properties and metadata: The Decision Model can for example retain the following information:
- A description of the diagram
- Link to the owner of the diagram
- Link to the one responsible for the accuracy of the diagram
- Audits (auto generated information regarding its current state and access rights)
- Associated documents, diagrams and other objects
- Inherent Risk detailing risk considerations
- Governance information detailing information about the published diagram and who has been involved in the approval of the diagram
- Project status: information about budgeted and actual man-hours spent, percentage completed and the latest milestone, result and quality control of a change process.
In the picture below you can see the Decision Model’s properties dialogue window, where the information can be viewed and edited: