Developing Rule Solutions in IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.5 (WB383)

Over the course of five days, this instructor-led IT Ops training program introduces the IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.5. This course equips learners with an understanding of the concepts and skills they require to use Operation Decision Manager to design, develop and integrate business rule solutions.
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    Learning Style
  • Beginner

  • 5 Days

    Course Duration
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Over the course of five days, this instructor-led IT Ops training program introduces the IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.5. This course equips learners with an understanding of the concepts and skills they require to use Operation Decision Manager to design, develop and integrate business rule solutions.

About this course

Beginning with an overview of the software, the program divides Operational Decision Manager into two central environments: IBM Decision Center for business users and the IBM Decision Server for technical users. The program describes how business teams collaborate with development for effective project development. Users learn about the Decision Server’s core features – developers’ main working environment – through practical lab exercises and presentations led by instructors.

Trainees will design a business rule application in this course, and work using the object models needed to both author and execute rule artifacts. They gradually become experienced at rule deployment and execution within different kinds of client applications. Furthermore, through extensive work with Rule Execution Server, they learn to incorporate decision services within the enterprise environment. They are also familiarized with rule authoring, meaning the can help business users arrange and modify the validation and rule authoring environments. Finally, users will gain knowledge on recognizing governance issues, and supporting decision governance with Operational Decision Manager features.

This course uses Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition as its lab environment.

Course Objectives

Upon course completion, users should be able to perform the following functions:

  • Describe the advantages of using Operational Decision Manager to implement a decision management solution

  • Recognize the crucial user roles involved in the design and development of a decision management solution, and identify the tasks related to each role

  • Describe how a business rule application is built, as well as how development teams collaborate with business

  • Set up and modify the vocabulary and business object model (BOM) for rule authoring

  • Incorporate the execution object model (XOM) that permits rule execution

  • Use ruleflows to coordinate rule execution

  • Implement business policies by authoring the rule artifacts

  • Minimize errors in the implemented business logic by debugging business rule applications

  • Set up and modify the simulation and testing environment for business users

  • Integrate decision services for managed execution within an enterprise environment

  • Package and deploy rulesets to production and test environments

  • Build business rule client applications that are efficient and easily maintained

  • Test, observe, and audit decision services execution

  • Describe governance issues, and recognize Operational Decision Manager features that assist decision governance


This intermediate IT Ops training course has been designed for application developers.


  • Java programming language and object-oriented concepts experience

  • Java Platform, Standard Edition experience

  • Java Platform, Enterprise Edition knowledge

  • Basic experience with Extensible Markup Language 

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Brand IBM
Lab Access No
Learning Style Virtual Classroom
Difficulty Beginner
Course Duration 5 Days
Language English
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