Batting 1000 on Amazon: Our New Book “Building Business Solutions: Business Analysis with Business Rules” Hits Eight 5-Star Reviews (of 8) on Amazon
Our new book has been extremely well received this far – very gratifying. See the Amazon reviews: http://goo.gl/8lk4u and more comments: http://www.brsolutions.com/b_building_business_solutions_reviewers.php
Two reviewers, George McGeachie and Maria Amuchastegui, made same criticism, both giving the book a 5-star rating anyway. So let me clarify.
George McGeachie wrote: “The point about business rules and deployment is made on page 9, where you say that requirements evolve before deployment, and business rules evolve after deployment. In reality, I would expect business rules to evolve alongside requirements, and continue evolving after deployment.”
We were trying to make a simple point. This time the point was perhaps expressed too simply.
A full expression of what we meant to say would be: “A great many business rules exist before requirements, some business rules evolve alongside requirements. Unlike requirements, however, business rules continue to evolve after deployment – sometimes quite rapidly.”
Elsewhere in the book we express the idea that your business would need its business rules even if it had no software at all. I think that implies many (probably most) business rules do exist prior to requirements. But thanks George and Maria – point taken.
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Ronald G. Ross
Ron Ross, Principal and Co-Founder of Business Rules Solutions, LLC, is internationally acknowledged as the “father of business rules.” Recognizing early on the importance of independently managed business rules for business operations and architecture, he has pioneered innovative techniques and standards since the mid-1980s. He wrote the industry’s first book on business rules in 1994.