Decision

3 Definitions

A gateway within a business process where the Sequence Flow can take one of several alternative paths. Also known as "Or-Split."
Locations within a business process where the Sequence Flow can take two or more alternative paths. This is basically the “fork in the road” for a process. For a given performance (or instance) of the process, only one of the forks can be taken.
A determination requiring know-how; the resolving of a question by reasoning.

NOTES: Decisions may either be ones an individual makes pertaining to that person's own activity or ones the organization makes pertaining to the day-to-day business activity in which the organization engages. Only the latter kind, operational business decisions, is of interest to business rules and decision analysis. The clear distinction between individual and organizational decisions has not generally been recognized by expert systems.