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How Business Rules, Decisions, and Events Relate in True-to-Life Business Models

What is operational business know-how? How can you model it? What results can you achieve by doing so? The answers lie with creating true-to-life business models based on behavioral rules, decision rules, operational business decisions, and operational business events — all as first-class citizens. Understanding their intertwined roles is key to creating top-notch business solutions and business operation systems unmatched in their support for business agility and knowledge retention. Find out what ideas and techniques you need to create know-how models: http://www.brcommunity.com/b623.php

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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.

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    Dave Duggal


    Hi Ron,

    Couldn’t agree more re: “first-class citizens”.

    The challenge as I see it in decomposing BPMS by externalizing rules, events, data, etc. is that it becomes expensive in Hardware and Software, adds indirection/latency, and distributed component complexity that makes system-wide security/governance/version control difficult.

    We took the “first-class citizens” concept to its logical extent, externalizing all artifacts of a distributed system architecture. This gives us one layer, one artifact, and one extensible method. A lightweight approach to applying all concerns (system governance, business rules, transaction controls) at run-time based on context. This is real-time interaction processing, which bridges the divide between analytics and operations.


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