This course introduces developers to IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.9.2. It teaches participants the concepts and skills required to design, develop, and integrate a business rule solution with Operational Decision Manager. This course begins with an overview of Operational Decision Manager, which is composed of two main environments: Decision Server for technical users and Decision Center for business users. The course outlines the collaboration between development and business teams during project development. Through instructor-led presentations and hands-on lab exercises, participants learn about the core features of Decision Server, which is the primary working environment for developers. Participants design decision services and work with the object models that are required to


* Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Learning Objectives

Describe the benefits of implementing a decision management solution with Operational Decision Manager. Identify the key user roles that are involved in designing and developing a decision management solution, and the tasks that are associated with each role. Describe the development process of building a business rule application and the collaboration between business and development teams. Set up and customize the Business Object Model (BOM) and vocabulary for rule authoring. Implement the Execution Object Model (XOM) that enables rule execution. Orchestrate rule execution through ruleflows. Author rule artifacts to implement business policies. Debug business rule applications to ensure that the implemented business logic is error-free. Set up and customize testing and simulation for business users. Package and deploy decision services to test and production environments. Integrate decision services for managed execution within an enterprise environment. Monitor and audit execution of decision services. Work with Operational Decision Manager features that support decision governance.

  • Introducing IBM Operational Decision Manager

  • Exercise- Operational Decision Manager in action

  • Developing decision services

  • Exercise- Setting up decision services

  • Programming with business rules and developing object models

  • Exercise- Working with the BOM
    Exercise- Refactoring

  • Orchestrating ruleset execution

  • Exercise- Working with ruleflows

  • Authoring rules

  • Exercise- Exploring action rules
    Exercise- Authoring action rules
    Exercise- Authoring decision tables

  • Customizing rule vocabulary with categories and domains

  • Exercise- Working with static domains
    Exercise- Working with dynamic domains

  • Working with queries

  • Exercise- Working with queries

  • Debugging rules

  • Exercise- Executing rules locally
    Exercise- Debugging a ruleset
    Enabling tests and simulations
    Exercise- Enabling rule validation

  • Managing deployment

  • Exercise- Managing deployment
    Exercise- Using Build Command to build RuleApps
    Executing rules with Rule Execution Server
    Exercise- Exploring the Rule Execution Server console

  • Auditing and monitoring ruleset execution

  • Exercise- Auditing ruleset execution through Decision Warehouse

  • Working with the REST API

  • Exercise- Executing rules as a hosted transparent decision service (HTDS)


This course is designed for application developers.




Experience with the Java programming language and object-oriented concepts Knowledge of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) Basic knowledge of Extensible Markup Language (XML) Basic knowledge of the REST API and RESTful architecture


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


Not Your Location? Change

Course Schedule:

To request a custom delivery, please chat with an expert.