guest post by Gladys S.W. Lam
It’s time again to look out for those silly, frustrating or dumb rules that you encounter in everyday life. Our RulesSayMustNot contest continues again this year. Last year’s iPad winner was Christopher Heritage, Business Analyst at Liberty Medical Supply. See how happy he is with his iPad and Tshirt …
For those of you who forgot the rules for our contest, it’s simple: submit your rules; our LinkedIn members vote; the top 10 get circulated at the 2012 Building Business Capability Conference. Attendees at the conference join in the fun and the owner of the rule that receives the most votes wins an iPad!
We had tremendous fun at last year’s conference. In the next little while, I will release some of the great entries from last year to get your rule thinking juices flowing. Look out for business rules … they are all around you.
Happy business rule hunting!!
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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Jeanine Bradley – Railinc
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I like the pragmatic reality you discuss, while a rule tool would be great, recognizing many people will use Word/Excel to capture them helps. We can’t jump from crazy to perfect in one leap!
Use of the polls is also great. Helps see how everyone else is doing (we are not alone), and helps us think about our current state.”
Trevor – Investors Group
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