9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Pre-Conference Tutorial | Room: Java 1 & 2
The What, Why and How of Business Rules
Successful business transformation requires meeting the major business challenges of the day, including business agility, knowledge re-use, and project acceleration. You need innovative techniques that have been proven successful, ones that put business people truly in the driver’s seat.
This tutorial explains what (true) business rules are and what they can do for you. Learn about how they have been applied, and what they have enabled other companies to achieve. Hear about sources of business rules, including the pitfalls of reverse-engineering.
You need workable techniques to take your initiatives to the next level of business capability. Discover how business rules can be used to simplify business processes by an order of magnitude. Learn how to develop the vocabulary and patterns that will enable you to talk with business people like a seasoned pro. Find out how business rules differ from requirements and how they will dramatically sharpen your deliverables. If you’re ready to take the next big step in the profession come participate in this dynamic discussion with the world leaders in the field.
- Understand what (true) business rules are really about
- Find out what they can do for your business and your projects
- Learn what hands-on techniques you need to be successful
Co-Founder & Principal
Business Rule Solutions, LLC
Ronald G. Ross is Principal and Co-Founder of Business Rule Solutions, LLC (BRS), where he actively develops and applies the BABusinessSpeak™ methodology including RuleSpeak®, DecisionSpeak™, and ConceptSpeak™. Ron consults to companies worldwide through BRS.
Ron is recognized internationally as the "father of business rules." He is the author of ten professional books including the groundbreaking first book on business rules The Business Rule Book in 1994. His newest are:
- Building Business Solutions: Business Analysis with Business Rules (2nd edition) with Gladys S.W. Lam (2015, An IIBA® Sponsored Handbook).
- Business Rule Concepts: Getting to the Point of Knowledge (4th edition, 2013).
Ron serves as Executive Editor of BRCommunity.com and its flagship publication, Business Rules Journal. He is a sought-after speaker at conferences world-wide. More than 50,000 people have heard him speak; many more have attended his seminars and read his books.
Ron has served as Chair of the annual International Business Rules & Decisions Forum conference since 1997, now part of the Building Business Capability (BBC) conference. He was a charter member of the Business Rules Group (BRG) in the 1980s, and an editor of its Business Motivation Model (BMM) standard and the Business Rules Manifesto. He is active in OMG standards development, with core involvement in SBVR. He was also a contributor to the IIBA’s BABOK v3.
Ron holds a BA from Rice University and an MS in information science from Illinois Institute of Technology.
Ronald's 2017 Presentations:
- The What, Why and How of Business Rules
Monday, November 6, 2017 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
- Techniques for Explicit Business Knowledge Engineering
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (1:30 pm – 4:30 pm)
- Business Knowledge Engineering
Thursday, November 9, 2017 (9:00 am – 10:00 am)
- Opinion of Gurus Panel: Building for Change
Friday, November 10, 2017 (11:30 am – 12:30 pm)