Business Rules Applied Building Better Systems Using the Business Rules Approach

ISBN-10: 0471412937

ISBN-13: 9780471412939

Edition: 2001

Authors: Barbara Von Halle

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The business rule approach to application development allows companies to automate business logic so that changes made in one area automatically get updated on all supporting systems. This book provides a tutorial on system design using this approach.
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/17/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Business Rule Basics
The Need for a Business Rules Approach
What Is a Business Rules Approach?
Advantages of Building Systems Using a Business Rules Approach
Barriers to a Business Rules Approach
The Role of Rules Technology
Applying the Business Rules Approach
Summary
Business Rule Concepts
Formally Defining Business Rules
Expressing Business Rules
An Alternate View of Business Rules
How Does a Business Rules System Differ from an Expert System?
How Do You Best Implement Rules?
Summary
Introduction to Business Rule Methodology
What Is a Business Rule Methodology?
Overview of Business Rules Methodology
Business Rule Methodology Tracks
Business Rule Methodology Phases
Summary
Getting Started On a Business Rules Project
Scoping for Success
What Is Scoping?
How Is Scoping Different in a Business Rules Approach?
What Is the Purpose of Scoping?
What Are the Deliverables of Scoping?
What Are the Steps in Scoping?
Summary
Project Planning with Business Rules
What Is Project Planning?
Sample Project Plan for the Scoping and Planning Phase
Deliverables for the Discovery Phase
Deliverables for the Analysis Phase
Deliverables for the Design Phase
A Project Plan for a Comprehensive Business Rule Project
Summary
Discovery
Discovering Initial Requirements
What Is the Discovery of Initial Requirements?
How Is Discovery of Initial Requirements Different for a Business Rules Approach?
What Is the Purpose of Discovering Initial Requirements?
What Are the Deliverables of Discovering Initial Requirements?
What Are the Steps in Discovering Initial Requirements?
Considerations for Iterative and Parallel Systems Development
Summary
Discovering Rules and Data
What Is the Discovery of Rules and Data?
How Is Rule and Data Discovery Different for a Business Rules Approach?
What Is the Purpose of Discovering Rules and Data?
What Are the Deliverables from Rule and Data Discovery?
What Are the Steps in Rule and Data Discovery?
Considerations for Iterative and Parallel Systems Development
Summary
Discovering Rules through Facilitated Sessions
What Is a Facilitated Rule Discovery Session?
How Is a Facilitated Session Different for Rule Discovery?
What Is the Purpose of a Facilitated Rule Discovery Session?
What Are the Deliverables from a Facilitated Rule Discovery Session?
What Are the Steps In Planning and Conducting a Facilitated Rule Discovery Session?
Planning the Facilitated Rule Discovery Session
Conduct the Facilitated Rule Discovery Session
Complete Follow-up Activities
An Example of Planning a Facilitated Rule Discovery Session
Summary
Analysis
Analyzing Data
What Is Data Analysis?
How Is Data Analysis Different for a Business Rules Approach?
What Is the Purpose of Logical Data Modeling?
What Are the Deliverables of Data Analysis?
What Are the Steps in Building Skeletal Data Structure?
What Are the Steps for Defining the Integrity of the Skeletal Data Structure?
What Are the Steps for Adding Detail to the Data Structure?
What Are the Steps for Defining the Integrity of the Detailed Data Structure?
What Are the Steps for Stabilizing the Data Model for the Future?
When Is a Logical Data Model Complete?
What Are the Steps for Building the Rule-Enriched Logical Data Model?
Considerations for Iterative and Parallel Systems Development
Summary
Analyzing Rules
What Is Rule Analysis?
How Is Rule Analysis Different in a Business Rules Approach?
What Is the Purpose of Rule Analysis?
What Are the Deliverables of Rule Analysis?
What Are the Steps in Rule Analysis?
Considerations for Iterative and Parallel Systems Development
Summary
Analyzing Process
What Is Process Analysis?
How Is Process Analysis Different in a Business Rules Approach?
What Is the Purpose of Process Analysis?
What Are the Deliverables of Process Analysis?
What Are the Steps in the Analyzing Process?
Considerations for Iterative and Parallel Systems Development
Summary
Design
Designing for a Business Rules Approach
What Does It Mean to Design for a Business Rules System?
How Is the Design Effort Different for a Business Rules System?
What Is the Purpose of Design for a Business Rules System?
What Are the Deliverables of Business Rules System Design?
Rule Design Standards
How to Measure the Quality of Your Total Rule Design across Tiers
Overview of Basic Business Rules System Design
A Fast Path Business Rules Design Solution
A Most Common Business Rules Design Solution
Confirm the Architecture
Translate the Rules
Design for Rules
Tune the Design
Pull It All Together
Critical Success Factors in Designing a Business Rules System
Summary
Implementing Business Rule Systems Using Data-Change-Oriented Rules Products
Implementation in the USoft Environment
Implementation in the Versata Environment
Summary
Implementing Business Rule Systems Using Service-Oriented Products
Implementation in the HNC Software Environment
Implementation Using ILOG
Summary
Rule Management
What Is Rule Management?
How Is Rule Management Different for a Business Rules System?
Organizational Assets
Information as an Intellectual Asset
Rules as an Intellectual Asset
What Is the Purpose of Rule Management?
What Are the Deliverables of Rule Management?
What Are the Steps of Rule Management?
Scope Rule Management
Establish Rule Stewardship
Establish the Rule Repository
Establish Rule Management Processes
Summary
To Think About
References
Index
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