Principles of the Business Rule Approach

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Addison-Wesley Professional, 2003 - Business & Economics - 372 pages
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The idea of Business Rules has been around for a while. Simply put, a Business Rule is a statement that defines or constrains some aspect of the business. In practice they are meant to reduce or eliminate the delays, waste, and frustration associated with the IT department having to be involved with almost every action affecting an organization's information systems. The advent of Web services has created renewed interest in them. There are now several well established rules-based products that have demonstrated the effectiveness of their use. But until now there has not been a definitive guide to Business Rules. Ron Ross, considered to be the father of Business Rules, will help organizations apply this powerful solution to their own computer system problems. This book is intended to be the first book that anyone from an IT manager to a business manager will read to understand what Business Rules are, and what how they can be applied to their own situation.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
2
The Problem and the
3
CHAPTER
11
CHAPTER
13
Business Rules as Customer Interface
18
The Need to Know
25
Where the Rubber Meets
31
The Policy Charter
38
CHAPTER 5
126
CHAPTER 10
141
Appropriate Outcomes for Decision Tables by Functional Category of Rule
174
A New View
179
Business Rules and the Flow
186
Why Business Rule Methodology Is Different
192
CHAPTER 14
201
A Framework
223

What You Need
51
PART IV
57
CHAPTER 6
67
CHAPTER 8
73
Functional Categories of Rules
77
Rules and Guidance in the Business Rule Approach
85
Building on What You Already Know How to Do
99
The Dos and Don ts
109
Careful about Actors as Subjects
115
CHAPTER 9
123
CHAPTER 15
231
CHAPTER 7
253
Appendix A Evaluating the Truth Value of a Rule
287
The Fundamental Kinds of Rules
293
Appendix E Halpins Definitions for Fact and Related Terms
299
Appendix H Formalization of the PatternR Approach
307
Appendix K More on RNotation for Facts
313
Glossary
319
Bibliography
347
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Ronald G. Ross is cofounder and principal of Business Rule Solutions, LLC, a firm that provides workshops, consulting services, and publications centered on business analysis and rules. He codeveloped Proteus(tm) methodology, including the popular RuleSpeak(tm). He also serves as executive editor of www.BRCommunity.com and is a regular columnist for the internationally acclaimed Business Rules Journal hosted there.



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