Getting to the Point of Knowledge (4th Edition)

By Ronald G. Ross

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Background …

Easy-to-understand explanation of business vocabulary, business rules and business processes … and how they relate!

Find out how to …

  • Analyze and manage each of the two major kinds of business rules.
  • Analyze and define business concepts, model business vocabulary, and create a concept model.
  • Make business processes smart and agile.

Down-to-earth, authoritative!

The classic book on business rules, now in its 4th edition.

Also featured

  • Business rules in business architecture
  • Re-engineering governance using General Rulebook Systems (GRBS)
  • Real-world use of SBVR

Requirements, Smart Architecture, Compliance, Business Vocabulary

This concise, easy-to-read handbook presents a groundbreaking, common-sense approach to solving today’s operational business problems. Find out why current IT methods have broken down and no longer scale.

Here are proven answers. Get your company on the road to true business agility!

The classic work on business rules by the world’s leading authority … now updated with the very latest.

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Business Rule Manifesto … now in over 15 languages, read by well over 100,000 people worldwide.

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Preface — The Business Rules Paradigm
  • The Body Analogy
  • The Organization of Business Operations
  • About this Book

Part 1 — The Key Ideas

Chapter 1 — What You Need to Know About Structured Business Vocabularies
  • About Noun Concepts and Terms that Represent Them
  • About Connections Between Noun Concepts and Wordings that Represent Them
  • Using Graphical Concept Models
  • Closing the Communications Gap
Chapter 2 — What You Need to Know About Business Rules
  • The Basics of Business Rules
  • Violation of Business Rules
  • Decision Management and Decision Tables
  • Business Activity vs Specialized Know-How
Chapter 3 — What You Need to Know About Rulebook Management
  • General Rulebook Systems (GRBS)
  • Smart Governance
  • Revitalizing the Governance Process

Part 2 — Business Vocabularies and Concept Models

Chapter 4 — Concept Models and Verbalization
  • What It Means to be Verb-ish
  • Issues That Can Only Be Handled Well Using Verbs
  • More Ways in Which Concept Models are Verb-ish
Chapter 5 — Creating a Concept Model
  • Forming Definitions
  • Capturing Verb Concepts and Roles
Chapter 6 — Special-Purpose Elements of Structure
  • Categories and Categorizations
  • Properties
  • Compositions — Whole-Part (Partitive) Structures
  • Classifications

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Part 3 — Business Rules

Chapter 7 — Business Rules
  • What is a Business Rule?
  • Behavioral Rules
  • Definitional Rules
  • More Things You Should Know
  • Exceptions
Chapter 8 — Business Rules and Events: Flash Points
  • Multiple Events for Each Business Rule
  • CRUD Events
Chapter 9 — The Art of Business Rules
  • Drilling Down
  • Quality Assessment
  • Decision Tables

Part 4 — Architecture

Chapter 10 — Smart Architectures and the Point of Knowledge
  • The Point of Knowledge
  • Point-of-Knowledge Architecture
Chapter 11 — Business Rules and Business Processes
  • How Business Rules Relate to Business Processes
  • Best Practices
Chapter 12 — Envisioning Really Smart Systems: Dynamic, Thin, Throwaway Procedures
  • Computational Models for Really Smart Systems
  • Behavioral Rules in Really Smart Systems

Business Rules Manifesto — The Principles of Rule Independence




About the Author — Ronald G Ross

About Business Rule Solutions, LLC


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