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Writing Effective Business Rules

Writing Effective Business Rules moves beyond the fundamental dilemma of system design: defining business rules either in natural language, intelligible but often ambiguous, or program code (or rule engine instructions), unambiguous but unintelligible to stakeholders. Designed to meet the needs of business analysts, this book provides an exhaustive analysis of rule types and a set of syntactic templates from which unambiguous natural language rule statements of each type can be generated. A user guide to the SBVR specification, it explains how to develop an appropriate business vocabulary and generate quality rule statements using the appropriate templates and terms from the vocabulary. The resulting rule statements can be reviewed by business stakeholders for relevance and correctness, providing for a high level of confidence in their successful implementation.


    Business Analyst, Business Process Modeller, Data Modeller, Business Rules Specialist, Regulation and Compliance Specialist, Legal Specialist

    Paperback, 360 Pages

    Published: January 2012

    Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann

    ISBN: 978-0-12-385051-5


    • The book takes the study of business rules from theory into practice. This is important as it enables professionals to readily use business rules techniques in the workplace.

      -- Glen Bell, Enterprise Architect and former Senior Manager, Strategy & Architecture, Australian Securities & Investment Commission

      A valuable resource to the individual (and team) wanting to have an in-depth treatment on the how to's of business rules.

      -- Keri Anderson Healy, Editor, BRCommunity.com


    • Introduction

      Chapter 1 - The world of rules

      Chapter 2 - How rules work

      Chapter 3 - A brief history of rules

      Chapter 4 - Types of rules

      Chapter 5 - The building blocks of natural language rule statements

      Chapter 6 - Fact Models

      Chapter 7 - How to write quality natural language rule statements

      Chapter 8 - An end-to-end rule management methodology

      Chapter 9 - Rule statement templates and subtemplates



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