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Decision Modeling for Success!

  • 23 Oct 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Constant Contact, Great Room South, 3rd Floor, 1601 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02451


Presented by Norman Daoust

Defining or documenting operational decision making practices and policies is typically challenging. However using a simple decision modeling technique can overcome those challenges. The technique uses a diagram and tables and can be used for analyzing, documenting, and specifying decisions of any type, and ranging from the simple to the extremely complex.

This session presents a comprehensive decision modeling technique that is easily understood by both business people and software developers, and can be applied to decisions ranging from the very simple to the extremely complex. The case study presented will be of IEEE C-Net members determining whether or not to accept a contracting engagement!

Attendees will learn the Decision Model technique, the advantages of the decision model technique, and words that signify decisions.

Business decision making is seldom fact-based and repeatable. Using the Decision Model technique can change that!

 About the Speaker

Norman Daoust founded his consulting company, Daoust Associates,, in 2001. His consulting specializes in data modeling, data architecture, and healthcare electronic data exchange using the HL7 standard. His clients have included the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Veteran’s Health Administration (VA), the Canadian Institute for Health Information, several healthcare provider networks, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and a Fortune 500 software company.

Norman speaks frequently at national and regional conferences at locations ranging from Portland, OR to Koln, Germany. His book, UML Requirements Modeling for Business Analysts, provides guidance for all thirteen of the diagrams in the Unified Modeling Language. Norman is an engaging speaker who enjoys making complex topics easy to understand.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is open to the public. No charge for Consultants Network members or employees of Constant Contact; $5 entrance fee for all others. Casual dress.

The Consultants Network meeting starts at 6:30 PM.  The meeting will take place at Constant Contact, Reservoir Place - 1601 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02451, in the Great Room on the third floor.

A no host, PRE-MEETING DINNER will take place at 5:15 PM (sharp) at Bertucci's, 475 Winter Street, Waltham, MA (exit 27B, Rte. 128)

Driving Directions to Constant Contact

Follow I-95/route 128 to Trapelo Rd in North Waltham, Waltham. Take exit 28 from I-95/route 128.(

Consultants Network meetings generally take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month, but are not held during the summer months. 

For more information, e-mail or contact the chairman Frederick Beihold, at 508-405-0499.