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What is the Business Rule Revolution?
What Exactly Are Business Rules?
What is the Business Rules Approach?
Putting the Business First
What is the Rule Maturity Model?
What the Rule Maturity Model is Not
How the Rule Maturity Model is Used Today
Today’s Leaders: RMM Levels 1, 2
Tomorrow’s Leaders: RMM Levels 3, 4, 5
Summary and Future Vision
Roots of the Business Rules Approach
Short-term Purpose of the Survey
Longer-term Purpose of the Survey
2. Point of Contact for the Survey
3. Business Rule Champion
4. Scope of Business Rules Approach
5. Major Motivations for the Business Rules Approach
6. The Need for Good Planning
7. Is a BRMS Part of the Solution?
8. Is a BPM or Workflow Product Part of the Solution?
9. Where Are Source Rules Stored?
10. Process for Discovering Rules
11. Current Sources of Rules
12. Anticipated or Actual Classifications of Target Rules
13. Desired Software Functionality
14. Common Current States of Rule Maturity
15. Common Target States of Rule Maturity
Lessons in the Survey
Next Steps for the Survey
Reference to Another Survey
The Changing Enterprise Concept
Increased Complexity in the Information Age
The Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture
A Framework Metaphor
The Zachman Framework and Business Rules
Business Rules in the Context of Business Enterprise Architecture
A Brief Discussion of the KPI RMM and its Impact on Architecture
An Architectural Approach to Business Rules
The Rule Authoring and Governance Environment
The Rule Design Environment
The Rule Deployment Environment
A Brief—But Important—Digression from Architecture
Deployment Environment
A Definition of Business Engineering
Three Ways to Represent Knowledge Behind Business Engineering
The Importance of Capturing Decisions in Business Engineering
Business Decisioning
The Gap in Business EntitiesToday
The Gap in Business Processes Today
The Business Rule Revolution
Back to Business Decisions
Business Drivers for OPERS’s Business Rules
Establishing a Business Rules Group and Related Tools
IT-Driven Approach versus Business and BPM-Driven Approach
The Business-Driven Project
The Impact of Business Rules on the Process Model
The Impact of Business Rules on the Data Model
Business Rules and Business System Requirements
Business Rules and Testing
The Learning Curve and Dealing With Rule Errors
More and Better Software Solutions
Conclusions and Summary
Introducing the Role of the Rule Architect
Architecture: General
Architecture: Rule-Specific
Relationship of the Rule Architect to Other Architects
How Best to Write a Rule
How to Express Rules in Sets
How to Organize Rule Sets
Summary of the Chapter
Suggested Topics to Explore Further
Delivering Product Strategy Through Business Rules
What is Business Rules Architecture?
Process, Rules, Objects and How They Work Together
How to Identify Rules vs. Non-rules
What is Considered a Business Rule?
What is Not Considered a Business Rule?
Guidelines for the Business Rule Acquisition Phase
Where and How to Find the Business Rules
Business Rule Analysis Guidelines
Business Rule Implementation Guidelines
Guidelines for Defining an Enterprise Business Rules Architecture
Business Rules Design Guidelines
The Business Rules Architect
Business Rules Analyst
Systems Integration Engineer
The Controversy of Who Owns the Business Rules
The Call for Business Rules
The Starting Point for Business Rules in the Enterprise
People: The Collaborative Organization
Process: Stewardship for the Tactical Organization
Organization: Governance for the Strategic Organization
•A recent history of business rules at Equifax
A Recent History of Business Rules at Equifax
Why did Equifax select ILOG JRules?
How is JRules helping Equifax?
What do Equifax Customers Think?
Looking Ahead—InterConnect and JRules 6
Beyond Productivity Gain to Enterprise PolicyHubs
The Blaze Advisor Business Rules Management System
Key Strengths and Features of Blaze Advisor
Blaze Advisor Customers
Definition of an Enterprise Policy Hub
The Benefits of an Enterprise Policy Hub
The benefits of an enterprise policy hub are many:
Best Practices in Implementing an Enterprise Policy Hub
Integrating an Enterprise Policy Hub with BPM, SOA, and BI
The Significance of RMM Level 2
The Greatest Challenge for RMM Level 2
Meeting the Challenge of RMM Level 2
Sample Best Practices and Standards Today
Beyond Rule Maturity Model Level 2
Summary and Lessons Learned from RMM Level 2 Software
Essential Lessons Learned
Business Rules Mining Methodology
KPI Rule Maturity Model (KPI RMM™)
KPI STEP™ License Program
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Published by: Daniitza Flores Velarde on Oct 10, 2011
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