Alan is Principal Consultant in Decision Solutions, FICO. He is a thought-leader in Decision Modelling and Decision Management, especially in the support and/or automation of organisational decision-making. He invented the "Decision Requirements Diagram" (DRD) and developed Decision Requirements Analysis (DRA): a methodology for building and using such decision models. Alan is the author of "Knowledge Automation: How To Implement Decision Management in Business Processes" (Wiley), which has been translated into Chinese. He is editor and co-author of the OMG specification Decision Model and Notation (DMN), and co-chairs the OMG DMN task force. Outside work Alan is a singer-songwriter, and has released an album of his own songs: Yes Why Not.