9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Pre-Conference Tutorial | Room: Grand Oaks EF
Understanding and Applying Business Rules
Presented by: Ronald G. Ross
Are you up to speed on business rules? Do you know how they should be applied in business analysis and architecture? Do you know how to use those techniques to improve business communication and the clarity and quality of requirements?
This tutorial takes an in-depth look at these and related areas. Business rules aren’t what many people think. They are first and foremost about running the business, not designing systems. (But they are essential for that too.) You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the profound impact they can have in developing business insight and in pursuing business innovation. Let business rule development default to developers and you’ll never produce agile business solutions.
Success with business rules requires pragmatic approaches, appropriate skills, and clear vision. Whether you are new to the area or already experienced and looking for fresh ideas, this tutorial fits the bill. Come prepared with the questions you want answered!
- How to put the business back in the driver’s seat
- Business rules vs. business processes and business requirements
- Analyzing decisions: question charts and decision tables
- Concept models and business vocabulary
- Enriching, retaining and reusing business knowledge
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.